home schooling

Continuing education

I love learning new things. I have curiosity about many topics. When I was homeschooling my kids, I went to conferences and meetings to learn about teaching effectively. I read online materials to support my quest for teacher-created materials and lessons. For example, we had many national food production boards send us helpful things.…

Reach for the (sea) stars

The most thrilling thing for me last week was touching the tidal pool specimens. Real sea stars. Real sea urchins. Vermillions (actually a wide variety of colors), bat stars (see the orange one in the back with the “webbing” between the legs/arms), awesome stars! The touch pool required me to…

Hangin’ in the Shedd

I had the chance to take a quick trip with my entire family to Chicago. We hung out at Shedd Aquarium for part of a day. My kids are tall and can read, so it takes more time to visit attractions like Shedd than when they were short and/or unable to…