Grasshopper, by 3rd grade niece
1. Finally realizing that learning doesn't have to be straight out of textbooks, I'm allowing and encouraging my nieces to use a sketchbook for science. For the life of them they couldn't remember what the thorax and abdomen were, how many pairs of legs, how many compound eyes, or where the breathing pores of insects were until they could "see" it on their drawings.
Lucy the Butterfly, by 5th grade niece
2. For a few minutes a day and doing something I already do anyway (searching), I'm picking up a ridiculously easy $25 a month, which will go a long way in my tight budget!
Grasshopper, by 5th grade niece
3. I made sesame seed hamburger buns! My husband actually did the eyes opened wide nod two times thing when he tasted them (his "you've cooked perfection on a plate" reaction). Check one more thing off the list of grocery items to buy. They weren't difficult to make and if I do a baking day each month and freeze them they'll be as convenient as store bought.
Unfinished Butterfly, by 3rd grade niece
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