“Thanks!” say the oaks, come back April 2!

                       Thanks to our many volunteers (we had many helpers, five are pictured above) that cut bush honeysuckle away from the young oaks to help them grow big and strong. Come join us again this Wednesday, April 2nd at 12:00 noon until 1:00pm to cut more honeysuckle around the big old oaks. Groundskeeper Ben will be […]

Coffee Hour–Resources

 Here are some of the resources and notes shared at Coffee Hour yesterday. Daily 6 Trait Writing, The Private Eye, Math Mammoth, Math Drills, Math-U-See, The Story of Science, Dear America , My Name Is America;  Science Shows – Myth Busters, Magic School Bus, Wild Kratts, Bill Nye the Science Guy REMINDER:  The Iowa City Public Library is looking for a focus group of […]

Coffee Hour, Resource Sharing!

Coffee Hour, March 10th, 10:30-11:30 @ HSAP It’s that time of year when we get to share resources!  This Monday, March 10th, bring your favorite home schooling resources–projects, ideas, texts, websites, curriculum, etc.–and let others know why they work for you!  If you don’t have anything to share, you’re welcome to listen to what others […]

Iowa Youth Writing Project

The Iowa Youth Writing Project has announced a special Spring Break program.  IYWP Teaching-Writers Aaron Hunt and Dylan Jones are offering a free writing workshop at Public Space One located at 120 N. Dubuque St. from 10 am to noon March 17 through March 21.  The week includes Mystery Monday, Extraterrestrial Tuesday, Werewolf and Wendigo […]

Get wild with National Wildlife Week March 17-23!!

Celebrate this wild week by learning about Iowa’s wildlife! Each day the IDNR blogs listed here – Exploring Iowa’s Natural Resources – will feature information about different Iowa wildlife species. Check every day to get Iowa species facts, classroom activities, books lists and MORE! Wildlife Week Blog ScheduleDay 1 (March 17) – MammalsDay 2 (March 18) – […]

Dr. Jane Goodall to speak at UI, March 10

The University Lecture Committee announces its spring line-up including “Sowing the Seeds of Hope” with Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Jane Goodall: primatologist, anthropologist, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and Roots and Shoots, Dame of the British Empire, UN Messenger of Peace, and author of “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants.” […]