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Postcards To Reagyn

Today after my kids schooled the docent at the Tohono Chul Park, I let them pick out postcards in the gift shop.  They were excited to write to Reagyn!  Reagyn is a fifth grader with a brain tumor that is collecting post cards from all over the world!  So write her a post card from your city! Reagyn S. c/o London Elementary School 380 Elm Street London, OH 43140

Read more about Reagyn.

Homeschooling Calligraphy

Learning about monks in the middle ages we also learned about calligraphy although Isabel, Miss Smarty Pants, claimed to already know everything about calligraphy.  We learned that the very popular style of the first letter in a chapter being ornate, came from the monks.  Here is Luke and Isabel's initials, but Sylvia became a frustrated artist and ripped hers to shreds.

There are a ton of Calligraphy instruction books for kids as well as calligraphy pens at craft stores.  So if you have a child like my Isabel who likes to write and make things pretty, calligraphy is great for that.

Quotes from a Future Entomologist

I usually have quotes from Sylvia to share.  Today I have a few from Luke....

  • After he caught a small bee/fly? in his bug jar he said, "It just feels so good to have something in my jar, no matter how common the species."
  • While in the pet store, all of the huge parrots and cockatoos started squawking.  Luke, "It's like a store full of Sylvias!"
  • Staring off into space.  Luke, "I have about a million things going on in my head right now."
  • While exploring under the ocean on Google Earth (by the way, did you know you can go under the ocean on Google Earth?)  Luke said, "I wonder if I am the first person to ever be at this exact spot in the ocean on Google Earth!"  Oh my little virtual explorer.

We've started reading the book, The Witches by Roald Dahl.  A very good book for Halloween!