MEEP MEEP! An unfortunate misunderstanding.

By on Sep 30, 2015 in Herd Around The Home | 0 comments

Wile E Coyote from Looney Tunes“Sammi! LOOK! Mom and Dad bought us Carcassonne Big Box 5!” Nate exclaimed with abandonment.

Sammi replied, “Yeees! Mimi Meeple!”*

“Ooh! It’s like when the coyote runs around saying MEEP MEEP with that one bird thing!”

…This is the point in which I was laughing so hard I couldn’t quite catch my breath.

Roadrunner from Looney Tunes

*While playing the iPad version of Carcassonne, the kids learned about Meeples. Around that same time, Gabriel couldn’t say “Sammi,” but instead could only say “Mimi.” Thus, Mimi Meeple, Sammi’s Carcassonne-playing alter ego was born.

Free Current Events Worksheet for Star Tribune on September 20, 2015

By on Sep 21, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

Do you teach children and do you get theĀ Star Tribune‘s Sunday paper? Here’s a free current events worksheet with simple questions about content found in the September 20, 2015 paper. Educators might enjoy printing off these five pages (one for each day). Three of the five pages discuss a single article found in separate sections of the paper, one page has questions over multiple articles in one section of the paper, and the fifth page allows the student to find any article they are interested in and write on it. This was made for my fourth and fifth grader.

Let me know if you have any questions or corrections. :)

Reason #542,789 for Why I Love Classes at the Arts Guild

By on Sep 16, 2015 in Random Bits | 0 comments

The reason is that I get to see super cool things other people are doing – and show them to our kids. We were just upstairs in the clay studio at the Northfield Arts Guild looking at the neat pieces (in-progress and glazed and fired awaiting pickup) and then came down to the family lounge and found these!

I love this place!

When was that Eiffel Tower built again?

By on Sep 8, 2015 in Herd Around The Home, Medieval World | 0 comments

We were doing homeschool lite during the summer (heretofore dubbed “Science Summer”), so I decided to do a quick review of what we’d learned so far about the medieval time period in history.

I ask, “Why did Clovis select Paris for his capital?”

Sammi, thoughtfully, “Uuuuummmmmmm…. Because of the Eiffel Tower?”

Cue hilarity.