We’ve had some motivation issues this week, and some whiny days, with the baby coming, it’s not surprising. I’m still trying to find the right groove to keep the 7 year old motivated and knock down the jealousy of the 4 year old having easier activities. I really don’t want to separate them, but if […]
Thursday we used this experiment for our home schooling science project for Halloween! We did something similar with candy hearts for Valentine’s Day!
The link goes to full instructions, but the basic idea is to use different household liquids and see how they change a piece of candy corn. We used a control this time so […]
I *love* our local library! Not only are they awesome in letting us take out way more books than they should at a time, but they’re 100% behind us home schooling and do what they can to help us find things we need. It’s not a big place, so there’s not activities all the time, […]
This is a short week because my daughter chose Thursday for her ‘day off’ for her birthday 🙂 Check out Week 1 HERE!
We started out the week with “The Hundred Dresses” by Estes including discussion from Innovation Teaching Guide (Scholastic). We talked about points of view, character growth, and feelings/teasing as well as what we […]
Heads up parents, these tips are ripped straight from Clinton Kelly’s ‘Oh No She Didn’t’ and I used it as part of our fashion curriculum for home schooling. Why, is what you’re thinking now, right? Why are you teaching your kids about fashion? Simple. Kids learning to dress themselves tend to all make the same […]
I combined this simple sheet from Adventures in Kindergarten with the color mixing charts provided by Mama Jenn and let the kids explore color through books, art and science! They love hands on projects and this one was super simple.
They colored the beginnings of the simple color mixing sheet (blue + yellow =) and left […]
We’re squeezing in some awesome info about colors, fashion, and some self-esteem/body awareness stuff for the kids. I want them to feel good in the clothes they wear, make good, nice looking, but seasonally appropriate choices, learn to do more with what they have, and so on. Already having 3 girls, it seems like something […]
We’re continuing with our Pre-K to 2nd grade level group here to talk about fall/autumn, leaves and trees, seasons, and pretty much anything else you can think of to go along with this time of year. The book work that the kids are doing focuses on grade level math, language, and so on, with a […]
Autumn is finally here and with it comes all sorts of fall fun! Over the weekend we trimmed and burned lower tree limbs on a set of trees, and mowed around them so the kids would have their own little forest. Another tree is just right for the 6 year old to climb up in […]
We’re continuing to talk about trees and leaves and the fall! Most of our pages that we work from will be from this FALL PRINTABLES board.
The Enchanted Tree by Weedu
The Giving Tree by Silverstein
The Bee Tree by Polacco
Tap the Magic Tree by Matheson
The Money Tree by STewart
What’s so terrible about swallowing an apple seed? […]