What could be more random and fun than Shark Week? It’s a week to celebrate sharks, a creature that inexplicably feared more than others, despite the fact that they don’t actually want to eat people. People celebrate Shark Week by watching cheesy “Sharknado” movies and learning about sharks. I thought I’d try something different this […]
This post contains affiliate links for products I have used. All opinions are my own. If you’re been reading for any length of time, you’ll know that I am all about hands-on learning. Using Scrabble letter tiles is a great way to learn and practice letter recognition, practice other early reading skills, and practice spelling […]
Sonlight’s literature-based science program comes with Discover and Do activities. Sonlight Science provides lots to discover. #sonlightscience #discoveranddo
To prepare for Earth Day and Arbor Day, we learned about conserving trees by recycling paper in our kitchen. Reading The Great Paper Caper, a silly mystery story, prompted this fun, hands-on science lesson.
I’ve fallen in love with word links (also called word ladders, word golf, or doublets): games that change just one letter at a time to get to a completely different word. The game of word links were created by Lewis Carroll in 1877. My son, although a very strong reader, did struggle with vocabulary as a […]
One way my history-loving child and I love to approach science is through learning about the amazing people who have taught the world so much. In honor of Women’s History Month, I thought we’d take a look at some amazing women in STEM.
I mentioned previously that one of my favorite books about snow is about Snowflake Bentley, the first person to photograph the intricate designs of snowflakes. Here are some videos to correspond with the book Snowflake Bentley, and lessons about snowflakes in general.Continue Reading
I have never enjoyed math. Even though I took classes all the way through Calculus, it’s been 20 years and I don’t remember it! This is where Teaching Textbooks homeschool math comes in for me. With videos attending each and every lesson, and hints and explanations for each problem, I not only don’t have to […]
In my next writing class, we are going to read a few of these snow day books and then create a chronological story about a snow day of our own. The following snow day books will help us get our ideas flowing as we write our own snow day stories.
Online learning tools for homeschool are especially important for students right now. With local libraries sometimes closed or limited, an online collection of learning materials and step-by-step instructions are essential. It’s a bonus if all this can be easily accessed online from home. Virtua, available through Homeschool Buyers Co-op, provides secular learning tools, from individualized […]