Looking to introduce your students to the genre of horror this year? W. W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw" is fantastic intro to this genre. This story includes a number of literary devices, easy to follow story structure, and just the right amount of suspense. The complete, ready-to-go lesson is available in my Teachers Pay Teachers … Continue reading The Monkey’s Paw
I honestly don’t know where to begin. It’s clear to me, now that I’ve read her first book in the High Heels series, why Gemma Halliday has raked in numerous awards and extensive praise for this series as well as her others. She crafted the perfect cocktail of romance, suspense, mystery, and humor. The characters … Continue reading Book Review: Spying in High Heels
Moe's Books What is it about that aroma of paper and ink that makes bookstores so incredibly inviting? The shelves filled with endless wonders, far off lands, historical significance, all entice us to explore what each unique bookstore has to offer. This month, our focus is on one incredibly special independent bookstore, Moe’s Books in … Continue reading Bookstore of the Month
I don't think my kids are going back to school this year... How about you? I wouldn't say that I'm freaking out, but "thrilled" is not the word I would use either. I love my kids of course! And it has actually been nice (and undramatic) spending as much time together as we have been. … Continue reading Navigating the New Normal
I love education. I love planning out lessons to stimulate my students' minds. I love the moment when students and goals merge into one well educated successful outcome - I love--- Wait a second.... Not every lesson works quite like that. Let's get real people. There's a reason our country is always in a jam … Continue reading Morning Menu – Homeschooling on the Fly
I get a lot of emails (I never read) about everything from updates to accounts I never use anymore, to recipes I "must" try, to Pinterest updates and everything in between. One email I actually look forward to though is the Indie Next List. As we all face the weeks ahead, quarantined in our homes... … Continue reading What Are You Reading?
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are all enjoying time at home with the kiddos, video chatting with family, and taking this time to relax (as best we can right now). I would like to take this opportunity to share the children's book I published (this time last year) with all of you. The PDF … Continue reading Book Giveaway!!!
I watch as 99% of celebrities are helping spread the word about how it's cool to stay home. Nurses and medical workers are taking to social media to encourage (beg) people to stay in their homes. Others are making sure the elderly have access to food and help. And then there's me - at home … Continue reading Be Cool, Stay Home
Can we talk soap for a minute? With all of the hand washing lately, it's become more important than ever to use a gentle yet cleansing soap. In my case this is especially true. I get severe eczema and skin that dries out so bad it will crack and bleed. Washing dishes only adds to … Continue reading Soap
Like thousands of other Americans, you are probably facing a substantial amount of time at home over the next few weeks. You might also have kiddos there with you. This is a great opportunity to share in new experiences together. Though it can be hard to see at times, all of this uncertainty will pass. … Continue reading School Closures & Bonding Time – What You need to Know