Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Today isn’t just Earth Day it’s the 50th anniversary of the day. Which is pretty awesome. Earth Day started as a local initiative and it has turned in to a world wide event. This year we can’t do the huge community clean up projects or tree plantings but we can do thingsContinue reading “Happy Earth Day!”

Being Green

Happy Monday! This upcoming Wednesday is Earth Day. And Earth Day is celebrating its 50th anniversary! In celebration I am offering my short story Being Green for Free. The story also includes Earth Day activities. Click HERE or on the picture to be taken to your free copy of Being Green. Hope you enjoy theContinue reading “Being Green”

Light and Fluffy Crinkle Cookies

I thought today I would switch things up a bit and do a sweet treat. This light and fluffy crinkle cookies are easy to make and are delicious. I made two batches, one for us and one for our neighbors. I like making these cookies to take to BBQ’s or other events that I needContinue reading “Light and Fluffy Crinkle Cookies”

Writing Exercise – Point of View

For today’s writing post I thought we’d visit our good friend , Writing Exercise. Writing exercises are a good way to get your brain working and stretching. They give you an opportunity to just write or to work on a writing skill you feel you need more practice on. As writers, we all need toContinue reading “Writing Exercise – Point of View”

Chemistry 101 – Acid or Base

I’ve pulled another STEM activity out of my lesson plan files for you this week. This activity gives kids hands on experience in identifying acids and bases. This is my full lesson plan for this class so please excuse the treachery wording. I unfortunately don’t have access to any of the photos that go withContinue reading “Chemistry 101 – Acid or Base”

Insta Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Happy Friday Everyone! I hope you all have had a good week. Here in Oregon we have had sun all week so it’s been easier to get out in to the yard or take a walk during our social distancing. Here is my recipe for BBQ Pulled Pork for the Insta pot. It’s a familyContinue reading “Insta Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches”

Styles of Poetry

There are a lot of different styles of poetry in the world. In celebration of Poetry month here are some short descriptions of just a handful of poetry styles. Maybe you’ll try your hand at writing one. Centro Poem – The word means patchwork in Latin and refers to a poem placed together from linesContinue reading “Styles of Poetry”

Cross Linking STEM Activity Slime

This is another one of my students favorite Chemistry classes, making slime. Cross Linking, The Science Behind  Slime  What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the starch (borax powder or boric acid) mixes with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance.  This is called cross linking. The glue isContinue reading “Cross Linking STEM Activity Slime”

Insta Pot Orange Chicken

This is a flavor packed recipe. You can adjust the amount of marmalade to your families personal tastes. The first time I made this I put in 18 oz of marmalade and it made my families eyes cross from the orange flavor. I hope you enjoy the recipe. Orange Chicken Insta Pot 3 Chicken BreastsContinue reading “Insta Pot Orange Chicken”

April is Poetry Month

That’s right, April is Poetry month. Time to get your poetry on. Usually for Poetry month I would suggest all the poetry reading events, slam poetry, open mic poetry nights your city has to offer. But with the current state of the world with social distancing all the places that traditionally hold these events areContinue reading “April is Poetry Month”