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The Fighting Moose

Oct 24, 2020

When pointing a telescope at the planet Jupiter, you will more than likely see four small dots. These dots are the four largest moons of Jupiter. One of these moons is called Io. Now I'm going to assume that the name has mythological origins and that the story came before the name but today, we read “The Story of...

Oct 17, 2020

Everybody messes up. Even people who set out to do great things. That's what we see in today's story as we read “The Death of the Sun-Hero” from the book The Yellow Fairy Book edited by Andrew Lang.


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Oct 15, 2020

If you hear the cry of the banshee, that means you are going to die. I remember hearing that when I was growing up. Well, according to Irish legend, this is true. So today, we read the story “The Banshee” from the book Irish Wonders written by D.R. McAnally Jr. I like reading about the origins of legends. I always...

Oct 11, 2020

Do you carve Jack O'Lanterns for Halloween? We do. It's always fun to cut them open, scoop out the insides, roast the seeds, and carve them up. It's also a great way to spend time together as a family. Well, today, we read the story “Ole Man Pumpkin” from the book Half-Past Seven Stories written by Robert Gordon...

Oct 9, 2020

Today, we learn about chickadees with the story “Farewells and Welcomes” from the book The Burgess Bird Book for Children written by our old friend, Thornton W. Burgess. A few days ago, we put an addition onto our front porch, a bird feeder. Since putting this bird feeder in, there have been tons of chickadees...