Monday, June 29, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
One of many hats is substitute teaching. On one of the last days of school this past year, the fifth grade class had finished its planned activities so I taught a little Pennsylvania history.
“How many state parks can you name?”
Hands raised all over the room.
I pointed to a student. “How about you tell us one.”
“Well, that’s a fun place to go, but that's an amusement park not a state park.”
I received a few more wrong answers, but someone finally mentioned read more
Thursday, June 18, 2015
We have a popular ice cream store in our area. Everyone knows about Mexico Mart, where they sell huge delicious ice cream cones for comparative little money. Mexico Mart operates in a small town called Mexico halfway between Harrisburg and State College in Central Pennsylvania. I wonder how many people know the history behind Mexico, Pennsylvania. I didn’t until my mother began to pull books out of her bookshelf while looking for a church directory I had asked for. read more
Monday, June 15, 2015
Bly, Stephen. Nathan T. Riggins Western Adventure series. Youth can immerse themselves in the culture of the old west in these cowboy novels. Descriptions of each of these books are at http://www.blybooks.com/series/nathan-t-riggins-western-adventure/
Bly, Stephen. Lewis and Clark Squad series. This series set in modern day times features a basketball team who works together on the court and off of the court. Mr. Bly is our family’s favorite author, and this was our absolute favorite read-aloud. Read the titles of each book at http://www.blybooks.com/series/lewis-clark-squad/