Keeping Science Interesting (For Teacher and Student)

Keeping Science InterestingKeeping science interesting has never been something I feel that I can attest to.  But, our science lessons have been improving over the years.

I found this radio show on a several hour drive through Washington D.C. about two years ago.  The kids were asleep, their movies were finally off and I needed something to listen to.  Don’t ask me why talk radio helps me stay awake.

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Making Cheese with Kids (It’s not as hard as you think)

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How to Make Cheese With KidsOh cheese, how I love thee…

Do you like to include cooking in your homeschool?  I do, it’s totally a relevant skill, and everyone has to eat!  My daughter’s current go-to when I don’t feel like cooking dinner is from-scratch hash-browns with sunny-side eggs.  Yum.

This semester, one of the classes I’m teaching at our co-op is “Inventions-It was intended for What!?”.  I find myself including food items, because they are fun, yummy, and easy to experience! Continue reading

How do you measure success?

Free Range LearningHave you heard of Free Range Learning (FRL)? Basically, it’s the idea of learning while living.  Of exploring the world around you.  I want to cultivate that in my children.

When we first moved to the country and were starting to homeschool, my children would not go anywhere without shoes, or without me.  DD was 6 and DS was 5.  It was just what they were used to.  I would try to get them to tickle their feet in the grass, walk in a puddle, go outside on the swing while I did laundry, all to no avail.

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Homeschooling Geography-Can you make Geography Irresistible?

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Homeschooling GeographyMaking Geography irresistible. Easy task, or no?

Both my kids are somewhat interested in Geography.  It helps that we sponsor children through Children International, we exchange postcards with people around the world, and that their Dad is from another country.

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How to Make Geography Relatable and Fun

Homeschooling Geography

 

Did you have a pen pal when you were growing up?  I had a couple, and it was always fascinating to me to hear about how it was to live in different places all around the world.

Homeschooling Geography in a way that can be relatable and interesting to your kids can sometimes be a challenge.

 

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Homeschooling Individuality

Homeschooling Individuality

 

Homeschooling what?  What’s with this weird blog name?  Well, first, I will say that my kids joke that they suck on lint, but that’s not what I’m saying!  Gross!  Like cotton candy that never melts, ick.  So just what is behind my blog name?  Kinda weird, isn’t it?

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My plan for April Fools, and why it’s not on 4/1 this year

April Fools

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Two years ago, and the year before that, I played April Fools tricks on the kids.  They loved it, and still talk about it today.  Last year, for whatever reason, I didn’t play any tricks.  I have heard about it all.  year.  long.  They obviously missed it!

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