This weeks theme is color. Naturally, we will be doing some cool color based experiments. First up was "Alkaline, Acid, Base." This experiment called for everyday things you likely have in your kitchen or can easily pick up. Purple grape juice, lemon juice, and baking soda. Grape juice is an indicator liquid meaning it is [...]
Last year I tried to teach Summer to read. She hated it! "She will read when she is ready." "Just keep reading to her, she will eventually like it." None of these tips worked and despite the reassurance, I was sure my kinder who seemed to excel at math would NEVER learn to read. Over [...]
Yesterday we had family movie night and watched Hidden Figures. Half way into the movie KJ left the room to watch something else but Summer baby hung in there the entire movie. This morning we talked a little about it and headed to the computer to do a little fact checking. We used Prezi for [...]
Every now and then I like to shake things up and have a game day with the kids. On game day we focus on our learning objectives through play. This game is great for critical thinking, following directions, and spatial perception. For smaller children this would also be a great activity to further develop fine [...]
I was growing a weed. I am not saying that a weed sprouted up alongside my plants I am saying I watered, tended to and actively grew...a weed. In an effort to grow some peppers and cucumbers from seed I mistook this innocent looking weed as the start of a pepper or even a [...]
So you've decided to homeschool or you are at the very least considering it. Its easy to get so bombarded with curriculum ideas and homeschooling styles that you forget a few of the basics. Here are some things I feel you need to know. State laws - Different states have different laws in place. [...]
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Granola reminds me of early morning hikes, field trips and play dates. It is an all around healthy, easy, guilt-free comfort food. Its also extremely versatile. My kids love to help in the kitchen so this is a recipe they can do alone without much interference. It involves measuring, self awareness, and critical thinking. I [...]
My kids love yogurt! This year we eliminated all dairy from our diet and adopted a mostly plant based diet. My kids didn't mind to much but they did miss yogurt. I stumbled upon a two ingredient recipe from Minimalist Baker and had to try it out. It was a hit! I didn't even need [...]
Make simple delicious jam at home!