This Week at TAD Town

We are reading…


Escape from Hat  which we all love. It makes a great read-aloud if you are looking for one.


The kids and I are also enjoying Classic Poetry. There are some wonderful poems in this book, and we have been relishing looking up our favorites on You Tube to see if we can find a good reading of them.

Here is “The Destruction of Sennacherib” by Lord Byron.

And O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

Decca and I have been studying onomatopoeia, and we found this short video on You Tube explaining it. It is geared toward younger kids, but he got a kick out of it.

Today is Fred Rogers birthday. I grew up on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, as did the kids. We all look back on the shows with nostalgia now. In honor of his birthday, here is a remix of the show called The Garden of Your Mind. Enjoy!


Inspirations for the Week

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Have you seen this amazing LEGO Hogwarts yet? If not check out all the pics here, and read an interview with the creator here. After viewing this my wheels have been turning. It would be amazing to do a year-long history/LEGO project with the kids. It would make a great high school course.

Continuing our love of TED talks we all enjoyed this talk by Logan LaPlante. If you haven’t seen it yet it is worth a view.

Another video worth watching is from 9News in Colorado. It is a wonderful video about a family homeschooling their seven children. Unfortunately I can’t embed it, but here is the link. Enjoy!!