August 8 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953). the celebrated American author of The Yearling, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939. (edelweiss) Although The Yearling… Read more “Happy Birthday, M.K. Rawlings”
August 8 And just for fun, we’d like to wish Odie a happy birthday! Odie first appeared in the strip on August 8, 1978; the date is… Read more “Happy Birthday, Odie!”
“Making up stories and characters is so interesting that I’m never bored. Each book has been a different writing experience. It takes me about a year to write a book, but I spend another year thinking about it, polishing it, and making improvements. I always put something of myself into my books — something that happened to me.”
One of the most well-loved authors and illustrators of children’s books today, Barbara Cooney has won many awards for her books, including the American Book Award and two Caldecott Medals for Illustration. (edelweiss.com)
This is the story of a wonderful, changing, reawakening world the world of the Renaissance and Reformation. Measured by the lifetime of Columbus and his sons, this book spans the years from 1451-1539. With Columbus as the central figure of this narrative, readers will also learn the fascinating stories of Prince Henry the Navigator, Ivan III of Russia, Gutenberg, Queen Isabella, Leonardo da Vinci, Mohammed II, the African ruler Nomi Mansa, Martin Luther, Erasmus, Albrecht Dürer, Copernicus, Michaelangelo and many others
For many years, Holling C. Holling dedicated much of his time and interest to making books for children. Much of the material he used was known to him first hand, and his wife, Lucille, worked with him on many of the illustrations for Seabird, Paddle-to-the-Sea, and Minn of the Mississippi.
August 1 Herman Melville (1819-1891), born August 1, found early success with stories inspired by his adventures in the South Seas. His fortunes declined with the 1851… Read more “Happy Birthday, Herman Melville!”
Five- to eight-year olds will experience history in the making as they travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific with circuit riding preachers, explorers Lewis and Clark, and Indian guide Sacagawea. Along the way, theyll feel the winds of revival, ride the currents on the wide Missouri, and jostle over troubled trails with covered wagon trains. Pencils, crayons, and active imaginations will turn these games, mazes, puzzles, and pictures into a window on Gods grand design for the land of the free.
One credit that is required for High School is a semester credit of Speech. For UT-D, they require a Rhetoric credit, which appears to be a step above a Speech credit. As my son is not a confident public speaker, I have been researching options for completing this credit at home or through co-op. If you have a student that might excel in this area, you may be interested in Speech and Debate clubs.
It’s Columbus Day! Are you excited? Or are you uninspired? Did it sneak up on you, and now you wonder what can you possibly do at this… Read more “Columbus Day”