Sizzling hot temperatures across many parts of the country mean summer has arrived, even though the calendar doesn’t technically flip over to that season for a couple of weeks. The month of June brings excitement, with trips to the pool or beach or lake, watermelon and fresh vegetables, picnics and pajama parties, sleeping late, honoring Dads and extra minutes of sunshine. Use those extra moments
I love art and even considered making it my career. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on which child I’m talking to), I never seem to get around to teaching art as a hands-on, let’s-get-creative-and-make-a-mess activity. I don’t know why; it’s just one of those things. So what do my children do for art? Well, we do Charlotte Mason style picture study every few weeks, and each
Just because we home school doesn’t mean we have to do all of our learning AT home! Homeschool field trips are a great opportunity help kids learn more about the world around them and explore school subjects in more detail. Our experienced homeschool moms have planned and attended more field trips that we can even count! Join us as we share our planning tips, educational
We are heading to ‘that’ time of the year where we begin making lists of curriculum that we would like to include for the next academic year. Apart from my choices in core curriculum, I often included (when my children were younger) a lapbook or notebook unit study on a subject that interested my children. This way we were able to explore a theme that
We have about 18 years to teach our kids all sorts of academics, from reading to advanced math. It’s an overwhelming load, and occasionally homeschooling parents forget the importance of practical subjects like nutrition and cooking. This is a bad thing, because food and food preparation choices can affect our lives in many ways. In fact, there are some who say that a significant percentage
Welcome back! Today’s post is the third and final installment of chemistry lessons I have developed for my high school students. We are exploring ionic bonding by customizing a kit from Home Science Tools. If you have ever mistakenly added salt to your iced tea, you know how similar salt and sugar appear. While these two compounds may look the same, they obviously taste very different.
Apples, cucumbers, beets, kohlrabi, pumpkins, and zucchini – these are just a few of the vegetables that come to mind when I think of the fall harvest season. I grew up in a rural area so access to farm fresh fruits and vegetables has always been relatively convenient. I recall very fondly the heat of the late summer days when my brothers and I would
As I shared previously, I wanted to provide my high school age children with a solid foundation in chemistry to jump start the new school year. We are off to a good start (see my previous post on the nomenclature of chemical compounds) and I am delighted to share the next lesson with you today – the first of two on chemical bonding. We are exploring