If you haven’t yet discovered the impact Google Maps can have in your science and geography studies, now is the time. Can you imagine being able to show your kids the bottom of the ocean? Give it a try yourself. Load Google Maps onto your computer and go to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Click on Satellite. Do you see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge system? Cool, right?
Science is everywhere; it shapes our everyday experiences. For young learners, science is an extension of their everyday world. We don’t have to teach young children how to wonder, discover, and explore through play. They do it naturally. The push for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiatives — coding workshops for elementary school children, or extended-day science experiments for middle school students — reigns at the forefront
One of the benefits of substitute teaching is the opportunity to try out new games and technology. Often, I discover new activities that work well in a co-op or a more intimate homeschool setting as well. This is just what happened in the days prior to the holiday break when I was assigned to a sixth grade classroom. Like all schools, the days leading up
Our family absolutely loves board games. While hubby and I have enjoyed games since we ourselves were kids, our passion truly developed when our children were just toddlers and we would gather annually at the home of our dear friends for an extended weekend of gaming and reminiscing. This gaming weekend would take place over Labor Day weekend and the festivities would begin on Thursday
Do you remember receiving a care package at summer camp or when you went away to college? Subscription boxes bring back this nostalgic feeling but instead of home baked cookies or bug spray, the box might be filled with high-end cosmetics, the ingredients to make a gourmet meal, or a new favorite book. Then there is the experience of unwrapping the box and revealing the
As home educators, we strive to develop traits of independent learners. Tasks cards are a wonderful stepping stone for elementary and middle school students to develop their independent learning skills – providing them with a framework to focus their search and just enough guidance to ensure success. ~Don’t miss the Task Cards giveaway at the end! Task Cards Develop Independent Learners Task cards are a fantastic way
Before I was a mother, I worked full-time in the public schools as a science specialist. Now that I am a homeschool mom, I coordinate numerous co-ops and group activities for our local homeschool community. I love working with youth – particularly middle school aged students. I have recently returned to the public school part time, working as a substitute teacher a few days each month.
My son began playing Minecraft a few years ago and it wasn’t long before his interest in the game led him further into the world of gaming and computer programming. For a variety of reasons, he was frustrated with the atmosphere of many of the online servers he joined. Minecraft Opens Doors About a year ago, he began hosting his own server and creating his own
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