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 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
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.
When I get started with my homeschool day for my third grader, it’s inevitable that my preschooler begs for a chance to do school too! Sometimes we have our lessons together, but when I am tied up with the other children, I love that I can hand her a truly educational preschool phonics app right […]
My daughter used to sometimes whine when I insist that she work on Spanish everyday, but the FabuLingua app, a Spanish language app, is some Spanish practice that she begs to do! With kid-friendly stories and multiple stages of learning, from listening to vocabulary to recording yourself speaking, the FabuLingua app is sure to capture […]
It’s poetry month! I love poetry, and I’ve found some wonderful resources for children that my son also loves. Here are a few of the best poetry anthologies for kids. Find more of my favorites on my Amazon page!
Making our own little town to drive around, something compact to easily fold away, is a perfect companion for one of our favorite books, Cars and Trucks and Things that Go. There is so much to enjoy on every page of that book. My oldest child’s first imaginary friend was “Goldbug,” the little creature who hides […]
After our participation in the Chicago Wildlife Watch project, I decided to use woodland animals as our nonfiction topic for my story times at our homeschool co-op this week! We began with some great books (both fiction and nonfiction) and then jumped in to forest animals activities in science stations!
What could be better than learning about space and sending off our own rockets? Learning about DOGS going in to space and helping send THEM up in to “space”! Today’s brief storybook-inspired science project found us learning about two stray dogs and their incredible journey into space. Then, we designed our own doggie rockets and […]
The other evening, as we were eating our dinner, I looked up and saw an opossum sauntering through our backyard. To say I was surprised would be an understatement. I wanted to catch it on camera but I knew I had just moments to either find my camera or point the creature out to my […]