Tag Archives: Elementary

Twice in a Blue Moon

Our 6-year-old is fascinated by calendars. When we discovered his interest last year, we put him in charge of marking each day off the calendar, and he’s taken that responsibility very seriously. Every morning (almost), he starts off the day by crossing out the previous day, and usually provides a commentary about our progress through […]

An Education in Nature

Because his parents never married, Leonardo da Vinci was not allowed to receive a formal education. He could not look forward to becoming a notary like his father or to holding any high office. What seemed like a very unfortunate circumstance actually turned out to be a gift. While spending hours roaming the fields surrounding […]