Category Archives: Homeschool – Science

I Think I’ll Let Her Drive…

I just noticed this on my Facebook feed and had to re-post it. It is a beautiful idea, one we can all aspire to. Having Her Pick the Classes A couple of months ago, Em and I were looking through one … Continue reading

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Snow Days and Volcanoes

Despite the uninspiring results of this weekend’s “massive snowstorm” (all of 2-3 inches at most), schools were still closed today. This meant that the neighborhood kids were knocking on my front door this morning to continue work on a clay … Continue reading

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“Sneaky” Learning At Its Best

Well, honestly, I don’t know if it was particularly sneaky… Remember the other day when I posted about When Kids Drive the Learning? Well, I got to thinking about Anthony, our ten-year-old neighbor, and how much he had helped make … Continue reading

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When Kids Drive the Learning

I’m astounded. Truly. We have a relatively clean homeschool room – better organized than I could have hoped to ever do in a full day…and kids totally into science experiments…without any direction or input from an adult. Simply fantastic! Here … Continue reading

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A Day of Outdoor Learning

It started innocently enough, I was going to check the beehives and plant some of herbs and strawberries. Instead it morphed into an outdoor adventure that lasted for over six hours straight with only a short break for lunch. We … Continue reading

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Doing Our Part to Help…Cabbage Butterflies

Emily’s recent obsession with cabbage caterpillars is now officially out of control. About a week ago, I sent her out to the yard to collect kale leaves and feed them to the chickens. She grabbed a few pieces and then … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of It All

Tracking Learning I realized the other day that I was feeling rather discombobulated – as if I wasn’t really keeping track of what we were learning on a day-to-day basis. I mean, I have the Excel spreadsheet of Learning Goals … Continue reading

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Tackling Education Goals – by Using Amazon and the Library

I’m incredibly lucky – I live in a metropolitan area with an unbeatable library system – the Mid-Continent Public Library. What can’t be found at the library (very little) can usually be found through the inter-library loaning program from any … Continue reading

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The Re-Occurring Atom

The book on atoms that I mentioned in last Friday’s post has really gotten Emily to thinking. Several times on Thursday she mentioned it – and I followed it up with another book in the series… Solids, Liquids and Gases … Continue reading

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The Summer Reading Yields Several Very Interesting Books

Each year the Mid-Continent Public Library holds the Summer Reading Program. I love it – an excuse to read even MORE books! For every 24 books we read, Emily earns a free book. Up to three reading incentives are passed … Continue reading

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