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Poetry Teatime

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Every Tuesday my girls and I have Poetry Teatime. This is a tradition we love, and one we discovered through the Brave Writer website. Brave Writer now has a new website dedicated entirely to poetry teatimes. When you visit the new website here you can get a FREE Quick Start Guide to Poetry Teatimes.

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Here’s the fantastic poetry book I found at a yard sale!

The goal of Poetry Teatime is simple: foster a love of poetry in your children by associating it with beauty and fun. So, we get out Mom’s wedding china, light candles, eat delicious treats like scones, and read whatever poetry we feel like reading! For my children, this tends to include a lot of Shel Silverstein; for me, I’ve been reading Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses. Another good source for poetry is the Ambleside Online website here. We have also been working on poetry memorization in our homeschool, and Poetry Teatime is the perfect time to recite!

As summer approaches, consider bringing this tradition into your home! For more information on how to get started, visit the Poetry Teatime website here or the Facebook site here.

This post is my entry into the Poetry Teatime contest. You can find more information about the contest here.

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1 comment April 27, 2016

Opening day for the 2016 Maryville Farmers’ Market is April 23rd!

Opening day for the local Maryville Farmers’ Market is April 23rd! It is a happy, social farmers’ market with special events such as children’s activities and live music as well as beautiful vegetables, fruits, cheeses, plants, honey, herbs, coffee, and baked goods. For more info visit the Maryville Farmers’ Market FB page here.

Thanks, Downtown Maryville!

Add comment April 16, 2016

Regal announces 2016 summer movies lineup: see these movies for just $1!

Regal has announced the 2016 schedule for its Summer Movie Express, where families can see movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for just $1 each throughout the summer! Plus, a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. In our area, three Regal theaters usually participate: Regal Knoxville Center Stadium 10, Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, and Regal West Town Mall Stadium 9.  All movies start at 10 a.m. and both movies play on both days. The exact start dates will vary depending on the location (you can find your location by zip code here). Here’s the general movie schedule, and then I’ve copied the specific movie schedule for the Regal Pinnacle at Turkey Creek below that.

  • Week 1
    The Lego Movie
    Max
  • Week 2
    Goosebumps
    The Iron Giant: Signature Edition
  • Week 3
    Pan
    The Smurfs 2
  • Week 4
    Despicable Me 2
    Home
  • Week 5
    Minions
    The Peanuts Movie
  • Week 6
    Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
    Curious George
  • Week 7
    The Book of Life
    Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Week 8
    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
    Shaun The Sheep
  • Week 9
    The Croods
    Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

2016 Summer Movie Express schedule for Regal Pinnacle Turkey Creek:

Week Dates Movies
Week 1 Tue June 7
Wed June 8
The Lego Movie
Max
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 2 Tue June 14
Wed June 15
Goosebumps
Iron Giant: Signature Edition
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 3 Tue June 21
Wed June 22
Pan
The Smurfs 2
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 4 Tue June 28
Wed June 29
Despicable Me 2
Home
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 5 Tue July 5
Wed July 6
Minions
The Peanuts Movie
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 6 Tue July 12
Wed July 13
Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Curious George
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 7 Tue July 19
Wed July 20
The Book of Life
Hotel Transylvania 2
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 8 Tue July 26
Wed July 27
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Shaun The Sheep
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***
Week 9 Tue August 2
Wed August 3
The Croods
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***

For more information on Regal’s Summer Movie Express, visit their website here.

 

Add comment April 15, 2016

2016 strawberry-picking season has begun!

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Strawberry picking season at Rutherford Farms starts this Saturday, April 16! This local pick-your-own strawberry farm has delicious fruit, and we enjoy picking there every year. Make sure you bring your own containers – although if you forget, they have some for sale. Strawberries are $1.50/lb when you pick them yourself. They also have pre-picked strawberries available for purchase: a 4-quart bucket is $14.

Rutherford Farms is located at 3337 Mint Road in Maryville.

Hours:

Mon: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

 

Add comment April 14, 2016

Compass Classroom: huge sale, includes Homeschool Made Simple, Visual Latin, more

Compass Classroom is having a huge sale on their homeschool curriculum! One thing I plan to purchase is the above DVD series from veteran homeschooler and speaker Carole Joy Seid, called Homeschool Made Simple. I’ve watched the entire series twice, but at 40% off, I’ve decided I need to own it too!

Here are some of the other great things on sale:

Visual Latin is 30% off:

Modernity is 50% off…

and you can bundle it with Dav Raymond’s American History for 50% off that too!

Plus lots more! Go here to browse the sale.

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Add comment April 6, 2016


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