Hello, Friends! When you think about time spent by a bright blue sea, you might daydream about a cool ocean breeze, playtime in the surf, tide pools exploration, or sand castles! But that vast expanse of water is also filled with shapes and numbers. Here are THREE fun and easy ways to bring those math… Read more »Read More
Camp Covid: Activities and Ideas for kids and families
Why You Need Your Own Personal Ocean (and How to Get one!)
What is it about the ocean that brings calm, inspires us to dream, oh… and is filled with so many stories and so much science to keep our brains well fed? This summer librarians across the country are celebrating all things oceans with a cool summer reading theme: Ocean of Possibilities. I am so here… Read more »Read More
Camp COVID Summer Learning: Black Joy! Our Black History Awakening
Hello Friends! As part of our summer learning adventure, we are in the midst of an amazing, eye-opening, heart-swelling journey through Black History. It’s all coming together visually with our Black History Awakening Mural project. The recipe here is simple: Books + movies + crafts = mural. This beautiful mural is serving as a deep-conversation… Read more »Read More
Camp COVID Summer Learning: Jump the Broom!
Hello, Friends! We are deep into our Black History Awakening Mural… and it’s so so good! And today we’ve got a great book and a fun craft that is bringing our mural to life! If you are just joining us, welcome. We are in the midst of an amazing summer learning project. My family… Read more »Read More
Camp COVID Summer Learning: Our Black History Awakening Mural (The Frederick Douglass Edition)
Hello, Friends! We are in the midst of an incredible summer learning project: a Black History Awakening mural. If you missed my first post on how to get started, check it out here! This July 4th, NPR released a reading of Frederick Douglass’ powerful Independence Day speech read by his descendants. It took my breath away…. Read more »Read More
Camp COVID: Our Black History Awakening (and how you and your family can have one, too!)
Friends, I’ve got to be honest. I made a discovery over the last few weeks that was a record-rip STOP EVERYTHING moment. In the midst of having lots of candid conversation with my kids about race, racism, Black Lives Matter, white privilege, and more . . . I uncovered a gap that needed to be… Read more »Read More
THREE Problems SpaceX Had to Solve to Launch Astronauts into Space! Plus everything you need for Saturday’s HISTORIC rocket launch!
Wake up and tell the kids! Today is the day!… as long as weather cooperates and it looks like it’s going to! (and it didn’t which is why SATURDAY IS THE DAY! at 3:22 pm EST. for reals this time!) Saturday, Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, will launch astronauts to the International Space Station aboard… Read more »Read More
CAMP COVID: The HISTORIC Week Ahead! Americans to launch astronauts into space from U.S. soil for first time in NINE years!
Okay, readers, friends and space fans! This week is going to be big. It’s been NINE years since America sent astronauts into space from U.S. soil. NINE. YEARS. Astronauts blasting off into space? My kids know that’s something the Russians do. Not America. Because in their lifetime, that’s been the truth. That changes this week…. Read more »Read More
CAMP COVID: Business School Edition (HOW and WHY I’m teaching my kids about my job as part of their homeschooling)
My babies are going to business school! They may be only eight and eleven, but the time is right! And you can’t beat the commute! Sound like I’ve lost my mind? Not yet! Let me explain. When I was writing Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World, my research meant a deep dive into Elon’s… Read more »Read More
Super Fun Book News: Book Trailer, Read Aloud, and Good News Galore
Hello Readers! When good news happens these days, like during week NINE of our stay-at-home pandemic journey–yes, when good news happens these days, we are shouting it from the mountain tops because we need every single triumph and success we can get right now! So let’s do some happy dancing. Plus, if you have kids… Read more »Read More