Positively Penelope: A Day at the Races is a heartwarming tale that causes the reader to connect with the characters, to feel their joy and frustration, and celebrate the happy ending.
In our home, we’re using a variety of resources, including lots and lots of gameschooling and CTCMath to take the stress out of math time, especially when reinforcing the basics.
This year, BookShark came out with a science curriculum, and it was exactly what I was looking for: flexible, literature-based, hands-on, low-prep, secular, student-led.
Brandon goes to Beijing is a sweet, family- and culture-celebrating adventure story written for young elementary readers. It’s the story of how Brandon and his family, including his cousins, go to visit his grandparents in Beijing and go on adventures to the major attractions in & around Beijing.
This year was a tough year, and there’s a lot that all of us will be glad to leave behind. While it was very different than expected, there were some glimmers of light that came through, unexpected blessings and finds that made things a little better. Just for the fun of it, here were a few of my favorites:
We’ve spent a lot of time at home this year, and we’ve spent a lot of time playing games — gameschooling, primarily, but some just for fun. Here, in no particular order, are some of our favorite games of 2020: