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Raccons are so nimble fingered!

I was studying the nimbleness of raccoons for the next Super Piggy book, when I found the cutest video on raccoons! By the way, an opening line that I am sadly not going to be able to open with, reads like this:

It was the raccoons who started it this time.Not by digging holes into the attics the way everyone originally thought they'd do, but by conducting a kind of neighborhood watch.You know, the kind where they watch to see when you leave so they can empty out your place.

Anyway, I came across this video, and it's just too adorable.  Enjoy!

Teachers Pay Teachers

Good point, right? If you have to invent all of your own material, you'll end up sacrificing one of the more important tools of being able to reach a child: time and patience.  That's why Teachers Pay Teachers is such an incredible find!  It's not about teachers earning a little extra for the work they put into inventing their particular wheel (although a teacher deserves a this padding to make up for the Economic inequality).  It's really about reaching your students  using tools they can relate to.  They love the new Dark City books? Chances are, another teacher had that same brilliant idea and already developed the lesson plan.  for a few bucks you can buy it and use it over and over again.  And bam! you're a child's teaching hero! 

I have known about this site for a year now, and my first great find was an escape room package for $12.  Seriously!  If you're a teacher, whether it's in a public setting or in a homeschool group, this site will become i…

Animals are SO smart

I have no idea why, but I am still surprised when I see proof that animals have a sense of adventure that is remarkably similar to ours.  Watch this cute video and let your heart melt with happiness. See you next week!

Super Piggy

Check out Super Piggy's Amazon Page to learn more about the book! 

Super Piggy Is on Amazon And Barnes and it's time to get the word out!
Support on Thunderclap- CHECK!  But you can still add your support before Oct 4th!Amazon Giveaway...still getting that up and running, but watch for it!                          

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Why I Homeschooled my Son

Five stages of grief when you're not getting anything done

With the use of Gallery Furniture's over-sized chair, Stephen comically acted out the five stages of grief.  Although he was pretending he had just discovered he had been shrunk to 1/4 his size, I thought it also illustrated the stages we parents go through to get a male child out the door for a day of "boring" shopping.
So, we got into the car and...

Aside from buying furniture -  and yes, monkeys, I did mention monkeys - it was an educational trip, as well. I loved the huge tree slice they had, with the many rings listing historical events that occurred during the growth of those rings.

And since Stephen has been home schooling this past year, it was nice to be able to pack a little physical education into the day with Gallery Furniture's nine-mattresses-large jumping pad.