My Side of the Mountain Teatime

My Side of the Mountain Teatime

We had a My Side of the Mountain poetry tea (just finished the book and we're almost done with the Arrow). We had chocolate frogs, pumpkins seeds, "sams" salmon sandwiches, apple scones, berries, raspberry cookies, carrot cake, and in the white cups was sassafras tea! 

Themed Teatime: Autumn

Themed Teatime: Autumn

Fall is now in full swing, with the maples reddening in the late afternoon sunlight and the frost painting the blades of grass in crisp silver triangles each morning. Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy nature and poetry together before the cold winds of winter blow by. Take time during your teatime to go outside, breathe in, and enjoy the delights of autumn.

A Purrfect Poetry Teatime

A Purrfect Poetry Teatime

This will always be remembered as day we invited our cat to Poetry Tea Time. We made cat cookies, and we laughed, and we made good memories. 

Poet Interview: Jane Yolen

Poet Interview: Jane Yolen

Today we would like to welcome to Poetry Teatime one of the most prolific writers of children’s fantasy and poetry, Jane Yolen! Check out Jane's written interview and listen to the podcast with Julie Bogart below. Plus enter our FUN GIVEAWAY for a chance to win three books by Jane (UPDATE: Winner announced below)!

Themed Teatime: Spooky

Themed Teatime: Spooky

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary….” With these spooky lines, Edgar Allan Poe begins his classic poem “The Raven.” Poe’s poetry never fails to send shivers down the spine with its dark and beautiful imagery. Poe’s works are a wonderful reminder that October is the perfect time to celebrate the slightly ghostly, magical, and spooky.

Fall Poetry Bonfire

Fall Poetry Bonfire

This is our first year homeschooling a third grader and a pre-k/kindergartener. Today was our first try at Poetry Teatime, and I wanted to share our experience!

Tea in India

Tea in India

When you think of tea, you may think of British high tea or elaborate tea ceremonies in Japan. However, tea is also one of India’s most popular beverages. In fact, tea is so popular in India that the nation not only produces the second largest amount of tea in the world, but it also consumes nearly a third of the world’s teas.