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  • Word Matrix: Ornithe

    <ornithe> “bird” from Ancient Greek ὄρνις (órnis, “bird”) Word Sums Ornithe + s = ornithes Ornithe + ic = ornithic Ornithe...

    InformationHeather JohnsonFebruary 27, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Prince

    <prince> “ruler of a principality” from Old French prince “prince, noble lord,” from Latin princeps “first man, chief leader; ruler, sovereign,”...

    InformationHeather and Poppy JohnsonFebruary 25, 2019
  • ‘Wonders of Nature: Explorations in the World of Birds, Insects, and Fish’ Book Review

    My kids and I love looking at books about nature, especially nature books full of gorgeous illustrations. My preschooler son really...

    ReviewsHeather JohnsonFebruary 21, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Pumpkin

    <pumpkin> alteration of earlier pumpion, from obsolete French pompon, via Latin from Greek pepōn “large melon” Words Sums Pumpkin Pumpkin +...

    InformationHeather and Poppy JohnsonFebruary 19, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Vace

    <vace> “empty” from Latin vacāre ” “to lack, empty” Words Sums Vace + ant = vacant Vace + ant + ly...

    InformationHeather JohnsonFebruary 18, 2019
  • Our Third Grade Homeschool Curriculum

    I have been homeschooling my oldest daughter for four and a half years now and my preschooler son for a year...

    HomeschoolHeather JohnsonFebruary 11, 2019
  • ‘Great Ports of the World: From New York to Hong Kong’ Book Review

    As a homeschooling mom, I love finding beautifully illustrated non-fiction books to share with my children. My oldest daughter also loves...

    ReviewsHeather JohnsonFebruary 9, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Swim

    <swim> “move in water” Old English swimman (verb), of Germanic origin Word Sums Swim Swim + s = swims Swim +...

    InformationHeather and Poppy JohnsonFebruary 8, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Thrall

    <thrall> Old English thrǣl “slave,” from Old Norse thræll Word Sums Thrall Thrall + s = thralls Thrall + ed =...

    InformationHeather JohnsonFebruary 5, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Beer

    <beer> “an alcoholic drink made from yeast-fermented malt flavored with hops” from Old English bēor, of West Germanic origin, based on...

    InformationHeather JohnsonFebruary 2, 2019