Category Archives: Homeschool – Science

My Science Loving Wunderkind

So Em has been in public school for four weeks now and they have these assessment tests, the NWEA, also known as MAP tests. Apparently, they are assessed three times in a school year – at the beginning, the middle … Continue reading

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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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