Tiny Mini-Post: Edgar Allen Poe and Ravens Study

Ok so, this study was for me. I love Edgar Allen Poe and I figured it was Halloween, Wyatt likes birds, let’s just go for it – but kindergarten style.

This was a very small special unit study that took us just a few hours over two days. We spent some time discussing ravens, which Wyatt loved, so much so that it was what he decided he wanted to be for Halloween. We kept it simple, talking about how clever and smart these birds are, how they like to play and have been spotted sliding in the snow for fun, and about their distinguishing features. Then we made that cute little hand print raven! The next day, we tackled Poe. Basically, I summed up Poe’s life in a kid friendly manner, and about how he was a writer. Then we read a few books, and watched the Molly of Denali episode with a raven in it. And that was about it! The rest of the week we used some fun scarecrow inspired fall printables mixed in with our normal curriculum, and it all came together very nicely!

I almost didn’t post about his little mini-study, but I felt like the resources we used were wonderful, and wanted to share them.

Stephanie Hathaway Designs – The Common Raven Mini-Unit which includes information on Poe as well. I used a few printables that I felt would work best for Wyatt and then stored them all when we were done for another year.

Edgar and the Tattle Tale Heart by Jennifer Adams – This book is so cute! I love that it is series. I will be buying the rest! (Amazon affiliate link)

Rappin Tappin Halloween by Marylou Quillen – So this book was a fun find! Inspired by the Raven, it builds suspense in a very kid friendly way. Free if you have Kindle Unlimited, otherwise I think you can download it for $3.99! (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Handprint Raven – From Iheartcraftythings.com

And of course the Molly of Denali episode I mentioned, Return of the Ravens. There is a podcast too!

And there you have it! A little Poe from me to you on this gloomy day here in Michigan..

My Sunday-Monday Post! (a day late)

My Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Sunday Salon is hosted by Deb at Readerbuzz
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date

We had a pretty good week! We studied bears, we spent some lazy time on a blanket in the park under the trees, and we went to a Chestnut farm on Sunday which was a new experience for us! I have also slowly started one of my projects, adding plants into our home… I am notoriously a bad plant mom so fingers crossed for our Persia (Persian Shield). This one is from my sister-in-law Chrissy – it is so big, I love it!

Read Last Week:

Two very different but very good books! I have just a bit left in Help the Witch but I hope to finish it sometime today. We have an appointment at the neurosurgeon today though, so that will be a big chunk of the day. I think I can still do it though! Reviews upcoming this week for Return to Virgin River and next week for Help the Witch.

Reading this Week:

This has been on my TBR for a long time and I am looking forward to finally reading it!

Posted Last Week:

Homeschooling: Bears!



We decided it was way past time to watch Sherlock, so we decided that will be our Saturday night television. (we are super exciting) We are also watching The Great British Baking Show, and Victorian Farm (on Amazon). I think we are going to start Outlander this week though.. I have been holding off until the fall and it feels sufficiently enough like fall to start the new season. Jamie Fraser has always been the bar I set my bookish crushes by….lolol. Wyatt is watching lots of Pete the Cat and Scout and Daisy still, as well as Molly of Denali. I have to admit I was really excited about the new season of Molly too!

And that is about it from my life right now – stay safe everyone.

My Sunday-Monday Post

My Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date

Sunday Salon is hosted by Deb at Readerbuzz

We have had a great week and weekend. The weather is perfect and holds just that taste of autumn in the air. We have been spending a lot of time outside, enjoying these late summer days. We hiked about the last two days, in the woods and along the water. It’s been a lot of fun.

Read Last Week:

Read this and feel pretty meh about it. I enjoyed this first one a lot more.

Reading This Week:

I am not sure which one of these I am going to read. I can’t decide what I am more in the mood for! I will probably start them both then see which book wins. Lol.

Posted Last Week:

What Wyatt’s Reading: August

Book Review: Forgotten Bones


Not too much right now. Billy and I are watching iZombie and are about to start either Stranger Things or Mindhunter. Wyatt and I are watching Molly of Denali, a new PBS cartoon that is really good! There are not that many episodes but we just keep rewatching. It is the first cartoon that has featured Native Alaskans as main characters. I love it as much as Wyatt!

So what about you all? What is going on in your neighborhood?