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    Time to think…

    As the school year is going to an end, I have a thought for all the students finishing high school and going through exams. In France, where I used to live when I was younger, Baccalaureate examinations began today with the traditional philosophy examinations. The subjects have now been made public. Do you want to take a little time to think about what you would answer to the different questions? This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. For each of the different sections of the baccalaureate, students have to choose between two questions and the commentary of a given text. Students have four hours…

  • Life and blog

    One year of blogging

    A few days ago, I received a message from WordPress: “Happy Anniversary with wordpress.com”. Shortly after, WordPress congratulated me for receiving 50 likes and 20 follows on the blog. It made me happy to see that I managed to keep blogging one year long. It has been a long time and I learned a lot. It was not always easy to get motivated to write and I have had moments of doubt during this year of blogging but now I am glad I did not give up. My results since June 2018: one year of blogging During the first months of my blogging journey, traffic was very low. During the…

  • Life and blog

    Why aquaristics is the perfect hobby for your family

    Aquaristics is a very comprehensive hobby which can please your whole family. Little children love feeding the fishes and even small babies love watching fishes swimming in the aquarium. As a friend of ours would say, an aquarium is the perfect baby-tv. Teenagers and adults can learn a lot about science and technology when setting up an aquarium. An aquarium can also be a perfect hobby for artistic people who like living in a beautiful environment. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. Setting up an aquarium If you want to buy an aquarium, you do not have to buy immediately a 500 L…

  • STEM

    Learning to code with Python – the end of the month

    May is over. I am glad about it. It was a difficult month and I hope June will be better. This is also the end of my learning to code with Python project. As already said, I did not reach all of my goals. The month was very busy and on the top of that, we faced some computer problems. However, I worked on my Python skills every day and could review a lot of basic Python knowledge. Learning to code with Python: all the posts of May Here is an overview of the posts I wrote this month. 1- Starting a new project 2 – Learning to code with…

  • STEM

    Learning to code with Python – third week

    This is my third week of learning to code with Python. I worked every day on my coding skills but I faced some technical problems with my computer and I do not think I will reach all my objectives for this month. However, I do not want to be too negative about that. I am happy I could review the basics of the Python language, even if I did not practice as much as I had hoped. Learning to code with Python – third week 15/05: read one chapter of Let’s code Python + Codecademy (one exercise from the Practice makes perfect section) 16/05: read one chapter of Let’s code Python + 15…

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    Learning to code with Python – second week

    This was again a busy week and it was difficult to find time to work on my coding skills. During the second week of learning to code with Python, I mostly kept working with Codecademy but I also began reading a book on Python. I indeed bought a book on Python to be able to use better my commute time. Learning to code with Python – second week 08/05: Codecademy, Battleship! (5 exercises out of 19) 09/05:Codecademy, Battleship! (+ 2 exercises) 10/05: Read one chapter of Let’s code Python  11/05: Codecademy, Battleship ( +12 exercises, finished the chapter) 12/05: Codecademy Loops (13 exercises out of 19) 13/05: Codecademy Loops (+ 6…

  • STEM

    Learning to code with Python – first week

    This week was exhausting. Not so much because it was the first week of the Learning to code with Python challenge though. There was a lot to do at work. All the colleagues in my working group were sick the all week and it was very stressful. Moreover, because of the bad weather, the children could not go so much to the playground and therefore did not always behaved as we would have wished. This is the reason why I could not write this post until now. But I still could work on my Python skills every day. Not as much as I wanted, but still every day. Learning to…

  • STEM

    Starting a new project

    I just finished the month of reading aloud a lot. It was a lot of fun, even if it was not always easy to find time to read to the children. We read a lot of different books and my daughter read several books alone, which made me very proud. Now it is the right time for starting a new project. After the reading aloud challenge… I will of course keep reading to the children. The new issues of our children magazines have just arrived by post, so we will have new stories to read. Moreover, my daughter came back from school with a caterpillar image. Each day, she has…

  • Books

    The month of reading aloud a lot: week 4

    The 4th week of the reading aloud challenge has just ended. As I had to go back to work, I had less time to read to the children than during week 3. However, we kept reading everyday. My daughter read also several little books all alone. She was invited by her German grandparents for the week-end and I asked them to make her read aloud, which they did. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. What we read this week 21/04: Raiponce – Rapunzel (P and M) Boucles-D’Or – Goldilocks (P and M) Total points: 4 points + 1 bonus points 22/04: Das Eichhörnchen…

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    The month of reading aloud a lot: week 3

    We spent the third week of our reading aloud challenge in France by my family. It was a nice time there as my parents and my sister spent a lot of time with the children. The only sad thing about this week was the Notre Dame fire. My mother was born in the street next to the cathedral so it was a shock for her. During this week of holiday, we could work a lot on the reading aloud challenge. My parents still have lots of children books at home. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. What we read this week 15/04 Hase…