Hello! Today’s throwback Thursday post I am revising and updating is from March 2012. In this post I share with you one of our favorite real-life math applications -the art of letting kids figure out how much the price of admission is. Take a look and see how every ticket booth instantly becomes your mathematical playground. Don’t … [Read more…]
For this week’s throw back Thursday post we decided to share what we believe is the most amazing aquarium in the world… The Monterey Bay Aquarium. It’s the aquarium I grew up with. Which might make me a bit biased but I’ll let you be the judge of that. So I’ll instead rely on my family’s overall experience … [Read more…]
A week ago I shared this with my friends on Facebook; “We started today’s easy adventure looking for Zombie outfits! *pfft* I listened to my minions plan for weeks… and the ring leader was the first to jump ship in favor of a pretty shimmering dress! After the rest of the lemmings found their new … [Read more…]
Who can resist an underground tour of a city? I for one was excited when our homeschool group arranged an English tour of the underground labyrinth of Oppenheim. Tunnels that span about 25 miles under the city! Turns out the kids were excited too. Apparently the kids thought it would be fun and threw all caution to … [Read more…]
So the tide came in and we are still homeschooling. My Battle Buddy, the remarkable Honey bear, was sent ahead to our next duty station with 3 of our kids and has been thrown into the world of single parenthood… Working all day. Cooking. Cleaning. Home educator. I am surprised that he is surviving! He … [Read more…]
Over the last Skype with our family in Germany the kids told on their Dad. The girls fighting to see who could get the words out first. Dad looking the other way. “Mom! Dad says if you are not here by Christmas, he’s going to put us back in school!” We had a good laugh … [Read more…]
School supplies. I know teachers spend out of pocket for supplies… and I think that’s wrong. We turn our heads because we feel we did our part and the rest is up to them. We couldn’t be further from the truth but we keep letting it happen… Why?
Recently I finished reading The Brainy Bunch. It now my go-to book to recommend new homeschoolers… a great place to start or remind you of what is possible with homeschooling. I highly recommend this book – with a few notes of my own. The Brainy Bunch: The Harding Family’s Method to College Ready by Age … [Read more…]
In 2013 we started “strewing” and loved it. My Favorite blog post that talks more about it is from Temporary Tents. This is the book the kids love to go through right now… The day before Thanksgiving we flipped to the Science card. Our last lesson was on the skin and the skeletal system. Which … [Read more…]
Yes. Actually that is a very good use for Twitter. Twitter more than any other social media platform in fact. Why?