Back-to-School Basics for the Rookie Homeschool Teacher: 7 Tips Continued
Last week, I discussed scheduling your school day and setting your academic pace through your curriculum. This week I want to share tips to help you manage all your responsibilities as a parent and teacher.
Warm weather is finally here--Yay! It’s the perfect time for vacations, road trips, and finding your ancestors. As every genealogist discovers at some point, travel is sometimes necessary to help with your research. Some records or artifacts can only be viewed in person, and that means travel. Regardless of the distance, genealogy trips are a great way to get out there. Maybe you will get an opportunity to travel to another country or just the next state over to find the missing link for your ancestor.
Have you ever wanted to capture a moment? Most people have a camera of some sorts, whether it is a full camera, an app on their phone or their tablet, or a homemade camera made out of a shoe box. No matter what you are using, a camera has the capability to capture a moment.
While working with one of the Midwest Genealogy Center’s archival collections, the Titus Family Collection, I came across an interesting bit of history. In the course of my transcription of letters written by Private Square Holt during the Civil War, I came across a reference to a “gun that fired a thousand pound shot.” This description intrigued me, so I decided to look into the gun and to find the history of this “monster” cannon.
With Episode VII of the Star Wars saga now in production, my inner fanboy is on pins and needles. On the one hand, NEW STAR WARS FILMS! On the other hand, the last time we got new Star Wars films, the results were rather underwhelming.
June 6, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day for “Operation Overlord” or the beginning of the Battle of Normandy. The name “D-Day” simply meant the “Day” day. The weather played an important role in the choice of day. A clear day was needed to prevent poor visibility for both the air crews and choppy seas for the landing parties, so the weather on June 6, 1944 made it the perfect invasion day.
The Summer Reading Program is once again upon us, and watching children live out the adventures of their favorite fictional figures has caused me to reminisce about my favorite character when I was a kid,Dorrie the Little Witch. Dorrie, from the children’s series by Patricia Coombs, lives in a large house with the Big Witch (her mother) and Cook.
The world seems to be divided into two groups: the trend-setters and the trend-followers. This is true in fashion, in food, and in life in general, and the book world is no different. As publishing and bookselling continue to change, a “sure thing” will be even harder to predict. When readers respond to one particular book, other writers, editors, and publishers take notice and strive to capture the same lightning…and trends are born.