News and Notes, Newsletters, Pezze e Piselli

Pezze e Piselli by Tammy


A hodge podge of things I’ve been reading. I hope you find something of interest.

From MIT: What Kids Should Do in High School

Setting Goals for Your Dyslexic Homeschooler

Briana shared this recently on Facebook, but in case anyone missed it: Bullet Journal for Homeschool Planning

My son is a rising high school freshman. He turns fifteen in August and is chomping at the bit to get his driver’s permit. I’m having to move over as he takes more control of his education AND his driving. Moving to the Passenger Seat


The more relaxed days of summer are a perfect time:

How to Teach Your Kids to Cook

Summer Ideas for a Better Homeschool Year

Charlotte Mason on Helping Children Form Good Habits

Join Jen and some of us in a Middle Earth Summer


An Audio Lecture Series From The Great Courses Plus: An Introduction to Formal Logic

I’m just discovering Professor Carol. Boy, have I been missing out!

Art is Empowering (podcast)

Finding Amber

Knowledge lightens our hearts and our souls. It eases and inspires our minds. It fuels the great God-given capacity we have to learn in the abstract and to apply our learning to the concrete.
So, stop the bus from time to time. Pull off your shoes, especially as the summer has come and more structured learning can take a back seat to spontaneous discovery. Run on the beach and let the sunlight guide your eye to those chips of learning that are the unexpected jewels. Gaze in delight at them, and put them in a secure pocket. Their light will warm our souls and light they way through the dark days of winter.


My husband and son both enjoy these during the warm months (but we use plain graham crackers instead of cinnamon): Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Enjoy the long weekend. Fire up the grill. Spend time with friends and family. But also teach your children what Memorial Day is truly about; bear witness to the sacrifices that have built our country. To quote General Patton: We should be thankful that such men (and women) lived.




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