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Dead Sea Scrolls and Dinosaurs

Dom’s on vacation this week and next. So bring on the fun! Today we went to the Museum of Science. Dom had tickets to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. Plus the kids have never been to the MoS and we figured it was ‘bout time. Looking at various artifacts from Ancient Israel. Look, coins Pottery […]

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About Apples

The Apple Detective Why Your Supermarket Only Sells 5 Kinds of Apples In the mid-1800s, there were thousands of unique varieties of apples in the United States, some of the most astounding diversity ever developed in a food crop. Then industrial agriculture crushed that world. The apple industry settled on a handful of varieties to […]

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I Believe, I Adore, I Hope, I Love

This is what Adoration looks like. A dozen children, four moms, one grandmother, and an excellent priest who believes that children, yes even the youngest children, can get to know Jesus in this wonderful way. I think the oldest child here is 8. The youngest is Lucia, at 3 months, but the next youngest is […]

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Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding: A Science Curriculum for K-2

by Bernard Nebel I wasn’t looking for a science text for Bella. I was quite content with a loose kind of nature study. Watching the birds at our feeder, following our observations and letting Bella’s questions guide our investigations with library books as a resource. But then in some comment box on some blog, I […]

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Our Antarctic Adventure—Reading and Resources List

We’ve been hanging out in Antarctica quite a bit of late, fruit of following Bella’s latest obsession. For a while last week our living room carpet was the ocean and a big Ikea box was an ice shelf. Or maybe mountains. A bunch of books spread at the base of the box were pack ice. […]

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