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Children’s Books about the American Revolutionary Period

A list of our favorite children’s books, both picture books and chapter books, about the American Revolution. (Updated with new books Feb 2017) Picture Books 1. Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz. Tells the story of King George III from childhood with an emphasis of course on the American Revolution. The […]

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The End of the Fiery Sword: Adam & Eve and Jesus & Mary

The End of the Fiery Sword: Adam & Eve and Jesus & Mary by Maura Roan McKeegan, illustrated by Theodore Schluenderfritz. Do you know about Adam and Eve? About Jesus and Mary, too? Two are from the Old Testament, Two are from the New. Their stories are the Word of God, Their messages are true; […]

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Learning Notes First Week of November

Monday Last night was horrid. Ben woke up coughing around 11:30. He could not stop. Stupid asthma. I couldn’t get him to use the inhaler. He was just sobbing hysterically and coughing uncontrollably. It was terrible. He ended up vomiting into the inhaler. Anyway between him and Anthony and Lucy I was up until 2 […]

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Library Book Picks

1. The Queen’s Progress by Celeste Davidson Mannis illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline A beautiful alphabet book about Queen Elizabeth. I’m a sucker for a well-done alphabet book and this one really is first rate. The textiles are so lush! The pictures loosely follow the adventures of a servant girl and a page boy in the […]

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Learning Notes Week of Sept 14

Sunday Managed to actually read Mass readings and discuss them before Mass. A really good discussion too about the cross and justice and mercy. Anthony looking over Dom’s shoulder saw the still shot for the Shakespeare Original Pronunciation video and exclaimed, Is that the Globe? So the little ones are getting into it too. Monday […]

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