Poetry for every mood

It's officially National Poetry Month. Poetry seems to either be loved or hated by avid readers and nonreaders alike. You either love the idea of short prose with strong emphasis or you feel that's it too forced and anti-climatic. You either love reading rhythm, rhyme, or free verse or you think greeting cards is the … Continue reading Poetry for every mood

Kind of-Sort of-Unschooling

Unschooling seemed too out there for me when I first read about it. To be fair, homeschooling seemed too out there when I first thought about actually doing it. But unschooling was waaaaay out there. I read two or three articles about it and just went on my way. No curriculum? No lesson plans? No … Continue reading Kind of-Sort of-Unschooling

Kindergarten is hard

"Kindergarten is the new first grade"- everyone in education ever When I was in kindergarten it was a half day. We had quiet time on our mats. I remember eating graham crackers with peanut butter. Letters were learned, numbers were counted, and we went home with paint on our hands. I don't remember tests. I … Continue reading Kindergarten is hard

Thunderstorm poetry, the best of

I've said it before, I'm not a huge poetry fan, but there are some that really stick to me and I just keep rereading over and over. I did a post about "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowing Evening" awhile back and I think nature poems can just move you in a way that a … Continue reading Thunderstorm poetry, the best of

Black Cats & the Black Death

Another interesting historical tidbit that will hopefully inspire the desire to learn more. I received a lot of positive feedback about the Mad Hatter post so I thought I would hurry up and do another one. I am an animal person. Being a librarian, I kind of have to be a cat person. It’s a … Continue reading Black Cats & the Black Death

Early Literacy Starts with You!

  Finally! It's ready for sale, on Amazon.com. Early Literacy Starts with You! is my eBook that 1) explains why early literacy education is so important. 2) Gives you a better idea of our education system today and why we need to he;p our students at home. 3) Tips and tricks to get your child interested and … Continue reading Early Literacy Starts with You!

Reading books out loud- not just for babies

One of the greatest things I have been able to do as a librarian (and a parent) is to learn the many perks of reading out loud to your kids. It's pushed on almost all parenting websites, articles, magazines, etc etc, but it's pushed so much you may start to just pass over the articles … Continue reading Reading books out loud- not just for babies