Friday, June 20, 2014

Five on Friday

1)  This beautiful dragonfly came to die on our back porch this week.  He (or she) is a Black Saddlebags Skimmer.  Here's a nice article about them on BIOKids.  They get their name from the black area of their hind wings that looks like they are carrying around a pair of saddlebags!  I'd never seen one like this before.

2)  Road Trip!  As this posts on Friday morning we will already be on the road.  We've spent the last several days of this week preparing and packing.  You might have figured out that a road trip was in our future due to the Road Trip freebie puzzles I've been posting!  (like the one above)  We'll be bringing the Scavenger Hunts with us, but the kids have already solved all the others.  They are my testers after all!  And where are we going?  Off to see family and friends in Va Beach!  We are going to spend one whole month there!  Beach, swimming, games, and fun!

Latin Verb Bundle - puzzles for first year latin students

3)  In store news, I finally finished up all my Latin Verb packs.  There are 6 packs and you can get all 6 for a discount by purchasing the bundle shown above.  These are a great way for students to review vocabulary terms.

4)  Here's a fun blog post about puzzles in Alaska from PuzzleNation.  Who knew Alaska had it's own Rubik's Cube?!

5)  Jack finished reading "Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak Bandits" this week.  I finished up the short story collection "The End is Nigh".   Ginny's just about finished reading "Owl Keeper".  And we finished our read aloud "The Battle for WondLa".  ALL GOOD STUFF!  And I'm so pleased with the amount of reading going on around here this summer!

Next time you hear from me, we'll be broadcasting from VA Beach!  Hurray!

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