Q: “What Do You Do About Science?”

LauraAll Posts, Early Elementary Education, Farm Life, FIAR, Learning at Home

  A: We live Science (Vivienne, doing the best work of Scientist: loving God’s creation.) As I was slugging through my B.S. in Biology, and working in the pharmacology department at Merck, I had no idea that my education would find its glory days when two little scientists entered our family. Amazingly, God orchestrated my education for the sakes of … Read More

FIAR: The Night of the Moonjellies


I had never heard of Mark Shasha’s first picture book before. That’s why I love Five in a Row so much: it introduces us to such beautiful stories! This story is about the author’s childhood in which he helped out at his grandmother’s popular diner during the day, and returned a moonjelly to the deep ocean by night. The things … Read More

FIAR: Katy and the Big Snow


Virginia Lee Burton is a genius. She must have written books like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, The Little House, and Katy and the Big Snow, knowing that she’d score big with the boys. Somehow she must have know that she could capture girls, too. Somehow, Burton communicates the beauty of machines, urban development, and manual labor in such … Read More