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(The school my kids would attend if they attended a school.) Can you feel the air changing? The chill is lifting, and the local Borders near you is baking up scones and polishing their apples in preparation for you, their favorite homeschool teacher who will surely be stopping by for Borders educators appreciation week starting […]

(some goodies to haul home from Hogwarts. Yes, wands, badges, primers and flobber worms in grippum grass.) Well, we’re back from the conference, a day early in fact. This is mainly because we met a stranger in the hallway who was fleeing and said to us “The worst storm of the year is coming!” Which […]

Camp distractions

I’m not sure who ordains it, but February is the time to consider all things camp-related, from summer camp to day camp. There is an overwhelming wealth of opportunity out there for kids in this region, and not all opportunities are equal. I am a big supporter in summer camp and have discovered over the […]

The final Two Weeks of Black Creativity 2007Black History Month is coming to a close, but there is still time to celebrate Black Creativity at the Museum of Science and Industry. Here are some upcoming events to mark on your calendar: * Now through Wednesday, February 28 — Experience the interactive exhibit, Designs for Life, […]

Thanks to Rachel for passing this on: This program was well attended and much enjoyed last year, there’s some new stuff and some old favorites! Please contact Cheryl at Emily Oaks directly with questions. For a look at their calendar, visit here. Scoutin’ Around at Emily Oaks Winter/Spring 2007 Sessions will meet primarily on Tuesday […]

(Jasmine tea flower…perfect cold weather diversion) Here’s a shout out from Borders. They totally love homeschoolers. I must confess, they always give me the 20% discount. Here is the email I got, urging me to blog about it. Anyone want to storm the store with me and win some coffee while loading up on crochet […]

(A child engaged in dissecting a whole fake frog) For a minute there I got all excited about going to LosAngeles to attend the Generationhome conference of 2007, with such awesome speakers as Jane Goodall and Eric Utne. Then I clicked on over and saw the conference was postponed until 2008. From what I can […]

(Tukasa drummers, who will be opening for the upcoming In-Home conference) It is an annual tradition for homeschoolers all around Chicago. Soon we’ll be packling up our bags, our bathing suits, our snacks and diapers and iPods, our puzzles and knitting projects and great reams of paper and crayons and heading to the upcoming In-Home […]

Yesterday morning, I was sitting at a service while a Unitarian minister asked a bunch of kids what they knew about Martin Luther King Jr. One little girl gave a rather thorough explanation of his life’s works. Then the minister asked if anyone else had something to add. A small boy, and this time it […]

(From the Ewok lookout,as we call it,at Morton Arboretum) Maybe your homeschooling group would be interested in becoming naturalists: Greetings from Heller Nature Center in Highland Park, IL. I hope this finds you and the families you serve enjoying the beginning of 2007! I am writing you today with exciting news from our center. Heller […]

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