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Got to Teach!: Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies

I call them "Matchbook Summaries," for lack of a better term, and they require little prep and materials. The look really cool when they are completed and make a perfect piece to add to your open house displays.Each students will need one file folder; I used the legal size when we did these for Where the Red Fern Grows. Then you will need hundreds of "matchbook papers," which are essentially 3.5 by 6 inches pieces of white construction paper; 3.5 by 6 inches is an approximate size and can vary depending on your novel and the number of chapters in it. Cutting your construction paper is really the most labor-intensive part of this whole project (well for you, anyway:-).

After completing each chapter, each student gets a "matchbook paper. " One the outside of the matchbook, students draw and color their favorite scene from that chapter. I use the rubric below to grade these. Homemade Torillas Recipe – Gluten Free and Delicious! This is another one of those recipes that has been on my to-do list for quite some time.

Homemade Torillas Recipe – Gluten Free and Delicious!

We've loved the Homemade Corn Tortillas Recipe that we've been making but some things just taste better with a good flour tortilla. I've experimented with several different recipes for gluten free tortillas and always ended up with something that resembled one of those rawhide dog treats and had about as much flavor as a piece of cardboard. I've greatly missed our Homemade Flour Tortillas ever since I had to cut all wheat/gluten out of my diet but that just spurred me on to keep trying until I finally got to the recipe that I'm sharing with you today. Lately I've been making many of my gluten free recipes with oats. They help give the baked goods a chewier texture and help to keep things together without added binders. *Note, if you are making these tortillas for someone else that has celiacs...make sure to ask them first if they can tolerate oats.

NASA Puts Online a Big Collection of Space Sounds, and They're Free to Download and Use. When we envision the fruits of the research of the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (aka NASA), we tend to think of images.

NASA Puts Online a Big Collection of Space Sounds, and They're Free to Download and Use

I think I exaggerate not at all when I say that the never-before-seen view of the Earth from space gave humanity a whole new perspective, no pun intended, on our very existence. But you don’t have to strain too hard to think of historically momentous NASA sounds, either: “Houston we’ve had a problem,” “One giant leap for mankind.” If you can’t think of more than those two, why not spend some listening time with NASA’s new Soundcloud account, or alternatively perusing the NASA Sounds web site, which features a larger number of downloadable mp3s. “There are rocket sounds, the chirps of satellites and equipment, lightning on Jupiter, interstellar plasma and radio emissions,” writes Create Digital Music’s Peter Kirn. Please note that you can download the Soundcloud files by following these instructions. Via Create Digital Music h/t @sheerly.

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Natural Health. Gardening. DIY Gardening & Better Living — 11 Steps to Starting Seedlings Indoors. Recipes. What's your homeschool personality? » Simply Convivial. I love the Myers-Briggs personality typing.

What's your homeschool personality? » Simply Convivial

Myers-Briggs – the personality system that gives you four letters – offers a vocabulary for talking about the different ways that people relate to each other and the world around them. It’s been so helpful to me in learning how to understand and value other people’s responses to ideas and situations – including my children’s. I’ve written before about how personality typing helps me understand my kids, and I’ve written a brief explanation of how the Myers-Briggs system works. Today I want to take this a step further and use the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Temperament Index) categories to help us understand our strengths and weaknesses as homeschool moms.

Lady Pickpockets of the Barbary Coast. Mollie “The Lost Chicken” Wisner was one of the most well-known musical performers in Gold Rush-era San Francisco, but she only knew one song.

Lady Pickpockets of the Barbary Coast

In 1849, nearly forty thousand fortune-seeking men flooded the streets of San Francisco, up from 1,000 the year before. Given the transitory, perilous nature of boomtowns, women were scarce; some historians estimate a 50:1 male-to-female ratio at the time. The lonely miners, sailors, trappers, and pioneers who frequented the nine-block-long red-light district of the Barbary Coast hardly cared what the Lost Chicken sang, just as long as she was there. Not all of the Lost Chicken’s shows were performed on a stage.

Her street act–which may not have been an act at all–involved a public display of her pimp’s brutality. By the 1870s, little had changed to balance the population of the sexes in San Francisco.