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The Day The Crayons Quit Lesson Ideas

The Day The Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt, is an adorable picture book for elementary or primary school students. One day, Duncan receives some mysterious postcards - from his fed up crayons! The crayons are tired of being pigeonholed by their colours,... Continue Reading →

I Heart Teachers Pay Teachers

One of my favourite teaching resource sites is Teachers Pay Teachers. (It's the one I turn to the most, after Twinkl.) I love searching for freebies, or buying cute top-up resources. TpT is an online marketplace, a bit like eBay but solely... Continue Reading →

Basic Mandarin

It's been a little while since we worked on our Mandarin Chinese, due to computer issues. With that in mind, we revised some basics today. (There seems a never ending list of to-do issues. You can tell it's about time... Continue Reading →

The Runaway Rice Cake

Continuing our Spring Festival mini topic, we read The Runaway Rice Cake* by Ying Chang Compestine. It's similar to various "gingerbread" stories like The Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Cowboy, and Gingerbread Baby. There's a hungry family, an item of food that... Continue Reading →

TypingClub Review

We've been doing a lot of online studying, this week. One of our new favourites is TypingClub, an online program for learning touch-typing. It's completely free to open a basic account, and it's super easy to use. I set up... Continue Reading →

Pagan Educational Resources

As it's recently been Hallowe'en, and we have Celtic roots, I've been reminded of the relative scarcity of Pagan resources for structured educators. (Hallowe'en is loosely associated with Samhain, and Scottish guising has more resemblance to Pagan traditions than American trick-or-treating.) While we... Continue Reading →

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