Five in a Row

Paddle-to-the-Sea Unit Study Chapter 8-9

Our reading of Paddle-to-the-Sea is such an interesting way to learn about geography!  We pulled out our map for Chapters 8 and 9, to follow Paddle’s journey through the Great Lakes. Chapter 8 – The Largest Lake in the World In Chapter 8, Paddle drifts from the Nipigon River into Lake Superior, the largest lake […]

Testing the Tongue Mapping Theory

Remember testing the tongue mapping theory in elementary school? We were told that the tongue was divided into different sections. Each section was meant to taste either salty, sour, bitter or sweet. I clearly remember sitting in class, watching the teacher go around the class, dropping a drip of mystery fluid onto each student’s tongue. According […]

Paddle-to-the-Sea Unit Study Chapter 6-7

Our Paddle-to-the-Sea unit study (Chapters 6-7) continues.  Clark and Luci are completely engrossed in this book, as we explore all of the details and subjects that each chapter introduces. Chapter 6:  Paddle Meets a Sawmill In Chapter 6, Paddle, wedged onto the side of a log, is transported to a sawmill.  Needless to say, Clark and […]

Paddle-to-the-Sea Unit Study Chapter 4-5

Our Paddle-to-the-Sea unit study (Chapters 4-5) continues.  Clark and Luci are completely engrossed in this book, as we explore all of the details and subjects that each chapter introduces. Chapter 4:  Brook and Beaver Pond In Chapter 4, Paddle gets temporarily stuck in a beaver pond, before breaking free in a flood.  We decided to […]

Paddle-to-the-Sea Unit Study Chapters 1-3

I clearly remember, over 30 years ago, sitting in my elementary class, listening to the teacher read the book, Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling Clancy Holling. Her enthusiasm for the story was directly conveyed to us, her students, as we listen enraptured by the story of small canoe carved by an young boy, drifting through the Great Lakes out […]

Our Front Row Seat to a Bald Eagle Family

We have been fascinated for the past several weeks as we’ve taken our front row seat to a bald eagle family from Hanover, Pennsylvania.  We’ve watched them build their nest in preparation for their new family.  This is our second year watching this family and we are in love! The Pennsylvania Game Commission has partnered […]