The recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, the president’s words and actions (or lack there of), the history of hate that continues to be written in our country is waking up in me the urgency of dialogue and education. I’m realizing there are conversations about race and ethnicity that can no longer wait until my children […]
Curiosity Encouraged is a resource for parents and teachers who want to foster a love of learning in their homes and classrooms. Created by a classroom teacher turned homeschooler, no matter how your children learn, you'll find resources to encourage curiosity!
My husband and I have decided Idaho is one of the most beautiful places we’ve traveled. Jagged mountains, rolling hills, forests of evergreens- beauty is around each winding pass. Rivers snake through the mountains. Crystal clear lakes are the perfect spots to swim. Idaho is an outdoor lovers place to be. Travel with kids to Southwest […]
This summer my family is visiting my parents in Southwestern Idaho. This is the second time in three years we’ve headed to see them. Both times we’ve been in genuine awe of Idaho’s beauty. It really is one of the prettiest places we’ve ever traveled! On our more recent trip, my parents took us into […]
Hello, August!? Does anyone else feel like we were just saying hello to July? To be honest, I’m pretty happy August is here. For the last two months, we’ve lived as a family of three, and now that my husband’s home I feel like I can fully enjoy summer. It’s hard to be apart for […]
Our family vacation to Idaho begins in just a few days. We’re heading west to see my folks and sister, to check out Craters of the Moon National Park, Sawtooth National Forest, Redfish Lake, and all the things Eagle and Boise have to offer. We’re excited! In preparation for the long plane and car rides, […]
Have you been to South Dakota? It is a special place for my family. Not only does it hold the plants, animals and material culture my husband has spent the last decade studying, two of our best family vacations were spent in South Dakota’s hills. Why? Every drive is scenic. Sunsets and storms roll in […]
Years ago I was required to teach The Odyssey to ninth graders. While the story itself is pretty great, the epic poem can be a challenge to read. I knew if I wanted them to engage, it was important they connect to the characters, find interest, and get curious about what was going to happen to […]