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  • Word Matrix: Rain

    <rain> “water from clouds” from Old English regn “rain” Word Sums Rain Rain + s -> rains Rain + ed ->...

    InformationHeather JohnsonMay 9, 2019
  • Spring Craft Roundup

    Spring is in the air! Discover over 20 spring-themed crafts from insects to flowers to make during craft time with kiddos...

    BlogHeather JohnsonMay 8, 2019
  • Paper Plate Craft Roundup

    Paper plates are an inexpensive craft medium for kiddos of all ages. Discover over 60 paper plate ideas to make during...

    BlogHeather JohnsonMay 4, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Vegete

    <vegete> “non-animal life ,” from Old French vegetable “living, fit to live,” directly from Medieval Latin vegetabilis “growing,...

    InformationHeather JohnsonMay 3, 2019
  • Not All Forms That Function as Adverbials Are Adverbs

    The other day I read a tweet that made some claims about adverbs: “The -s in “unawares,” as in “they were...

    English AdverbsHeather JohnsonMay 1, 2019
  • ‘The Dictionary of Difficult Words’ Book Review

    I have always loved words and enjoy learning new words all the time. As a kid, I would read the dictionary...

    ReviewsHeather JohnsonApril 28, 2019
  • C Is for Chicken Paper Plate Craft

    Paper plates are an inexpensive craft medium, especially for the littlest crafters. At a recent museum class for toddlers, my youngest...

    BlogHeather JohnsonApril 26, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Pink

    <pink> “pale red color” meaning “pale rose color” first recorded 1733 “small” from Dutch pink “small” Word Sums pink Pink +...

    InformationHeather JohnsonApril 18, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Yester

    <yester> “former, earlier, previous” from Old English geostran “yesterday” Words Sums Yester Yester + s = yesters Yester + Day =...

    InformationHeather JohnsonApril 16, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Somn

    <somn> “sleep” from somnus “sleep” Words Sums Somn + us = somnus Somn + o + G(e)n(e) = somnogen Somn +...

    InformationHeather JohnsonApril 15, 2019