Going to the zoo is a summer activity for all ages. If the animals cooperate (you choose whether this refers to your kids or the residents of the zoo) you will have a great time and may learn something, too. While a little bit of prep work could net you journals, masks, and so on, […]
The kids have been reading a lot, sneaking in some movies, and helping out with bible school stuff! They will attend Bible school starting Monday! Today my 6 year old read scripture in church and both kids sang for the kids choir today. They didn’t finish all the worksheets/art I mentioned below, but they’ll be […]
I figured now would be a good time to check in and focus on what we’d covered in only ONE semester of home schooling. Hint: a lot more than you’d expect!
The “branches of education” required by our state include language arts; mathematics; biological and physical sciences; social sciences; fine arts; and physical development and health. […]
We’re having a good time exploring zoos, animals, and all sorts of fun facts about nature. Our toddler was even able to get involved, making appropriate (or not) animal noises at the pictures and giggling with joy! I think the kids will really have fun once we get to the actual zoo.
Peek-a-Zoo by Little […]
Over the weekend we got a cultivator/tiller for between the garden rows. We’re regularly checking on the garden and anticipating what a feast we will have! My oldest helped me weed (a little bit!) in one of the radish rows. We’ll be pulling radishes and replanting some other things, as it appears as though one […]
We’re to the third week of books and that’s about when our local system seems to run out of age appropriate books for about any topic! At any rate, we’re about ready to wrap up the plants/garden type of study and figure out where we want to go next. This semester has run a pretty […]
This is just as simple as it seems.
1. White carnations, trim ends on a slant once you have them home.
2. Add dye to water in vases.
3. Stir with a spoon, chopstick, or like we used, a wooden skewer.
4. Add flowers.
5. Observe after a few hours, 24 hours, 2 days, etc.
We chose to make a rainbow […]
We’re going through our third week of talking about gardening and planting, plants and all that entails. This week we’re focusing a little more on the animals you might find in your garden or just outside on a beautiful spring day. We have some things sprouting and the kids are excited about planting more things! […]
We’ll be working on plants, garden life and all sorts of things like that probably for the rest of the ‘school year’… seems wrong to say it like that, I’m not ready for it to be summer, I love teaching them! We’ll see how much they tolerate in the way of ‘learning’ over the warm […]
Supporting the Library at the Pancake Fundraiser
We took a week long sick and Easter break (I was sick) and the kids spent time with family, as well. Their only official schooling from that week came in the form of videos that I’ll list below. Having too much freedom seemed to wear on their nerves (and […]