Hands-On Science (aka Crazy Chaos!)

Welcome back as we continue our 10 Days of Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Homeschooling! Let’s move on from History and talk about some SCIENCE, shall we?? Today I’d like you to meet Heidi from Torah Family Living who shares how she is overcoming her “science experiment hangup.” ~~ I’m a homeschool graduate with six kiddos. I’m used to juggling. I teach reading, writing, math, history to four children while nursing and quieting the barking toddler under the table. But I have a nemesis. Science experiments. Somehow, the thought of doing experiments at my kitchen counter with excited loud

Learning Should Be Fun – Right?

Welcome back as we continue our 10 Days of Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Homeschooling! We’re doing something different today! Dana from Roscommon Acres and I have this same problem in common — we both tend to cut out all the fun stuff too easily!! And we want learning to be fun. Because, it SHOULD be, right? ~~ Cutting Out The Extras by Dana I think I once pictured our homeschool days full of paint and glue and magnifying glasses and activity and mess. I saw art not so much as a subject, but as a way for my

ABC’s of Homeschooling ~ Documentaries

Oh, Netflix. I adore Netflix (even after the price hike – we use it enough we’re still getting a good deal.) One of the many things we watch on Netflix are documentaries. I adore documentaries. So do my kids. Mostly. We use documentaries to supplement in areas we’re already learning about, learn about new things we’re just curious about, or my favorite-for educational “entertainment” on teacher sick days. Yes. You heard that right. Having a sick day? Pick out a documentary. Everyone find a cushion, open your ears, clothes your mouths and enjoy! Documentaries can be a bit tricky though…

Supplemental Anatomy Science Books

So if you haven’t noticed already, I have a thing for books. I’m building our library with good supplemental and living books to keep on hand. Having kids from age 5 – 11, here’s a list of anatomy and health related books for my library. I’ve marked the books that we have already and the others are books that I hope to add to our library soon. The Kingfisher First Human Body Encyclopedia (Kingfisher First Reference) (We have this one already. My 5 year old science guy goes through it again and again and again!) Inside Your Outside: All About the

ABC’s of Homeschooling ~ Apologia Anatomy

The ABC’s of Homeschooling started back up again last week (and I missed it I was so busy!) but tomorrow is the B post so you know what that means — I need to get my A post written so I don’t skip one! =p At first I wasn’t sure what I would write about but then I realized that “A” is actually quite easy. Now that we’ve been back to school for six weeks, we’re a few chapters into our Apologia Anatomy book. I have to say… I LOVE IT! I knew that I would. I had no doubt.

Our School 2011, Week 2

I’m so happy to have such a great report for our second week of school! This school year is going really well so far (And I’m loving THAT of course!) Even with lots of running around to do — sorting the organic co-op produce on Tuesday morning, visiting my grandma and aunt on Wednesday, some seriously needed grocery shopping on Friday morning, canning on Saturday,… we still managed to get our school work done and have fun learning, too. We started the week off with a “Back to School” party (We were supposed to have a first day of school party