Daddy Rooster Crows

by Momma Frizzle This morning, Daddy Rooster hustled our six little chicks off to class with a rousing pep talk. I love you! Remember who you are! Look out for the underdog! Respect your teachers! Love God! Geocache! Having summed up his fatherly instruction in these staccato...
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Haiku and You

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle As you can probably tell, the kids and I are working on a poetry unit right now. One suggestion I found encourages teachers to write poetry alongside their students. I really like the idea.   The discipline of poetry writing is good for everyone...
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Tree Huggers to the Third Generation

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle At Frizzle Chicks, we’re tree huggers. . . literally. We talk to trees, write about trees, and sometimes can’t keep ourselves from hugging trees out of pure joy. Of course, it’s our mother’s fault that we all love trees, and...
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Christmas Book Bag II

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle This week, I’m sharing my Christmas book list in case you need last-minute gift ideas or new additions to your home library.   Young Adults Usually, there is much to avoid in this category. But, here are two selections that inspire courage...
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Christmas Book Bag

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle I love buying, reading, and sharing good books, which is why there are so many bookcases in our house. But, I’ve noticed in some homes it’s down right hard to find books at all. I suppose Kindles or iPads could be full of reading...
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Geocaching With Columbus

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Our family is a little obsessed, and it’s all Christopher Columbus’s fault. Give me a minute to make all the connections for you.   Fact: Columbus by Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire is a fantastic children’s biography....
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My Sister’s Kids

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle This morning, when I pick up my sister’s kids for the day, my nearly 7-year-old nephew greets me by saying, “I like abstract art,” and shows me the picture he’s drawn for his cousin. “It’s scribble-scrabble,”...
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