Category Archives: Science

A Hint of What’s to Come – Grade 8

For the last month or so, I’ve been on a book-collecting spree. I knew for a while that I was going to do World History for the Grade 8 plans. Then, I got my hands on a copy of The … Continue reading

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Educational Gift Ideas – Science Edition

Last week I shared some holiday gift ideas with a Language Arts theme. This week, I’ll give you some great science-themed gift ideas. Science can be so much fun, what kid doesn’t want to discover how the world works? Every … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Prehistory

I don’t know about you, but at some point all four of my children have gone through a dinosaur phase. For one, it was a passion that lasted for many years. Over the course of these obsessions, we have collected an obscene number of … Continue reading

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Shark Week Sale!

It’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel this week, so you know what that means… It’s the perfect time to dive into the Sharks Unit Study! In between fascinating shows about Megalodon, Hammerheads and zombie sharks, you and your child … Continue reading

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New – History and Science Based Narration Cards

One of the staples of Build Your Library curriculum are the Narration Cards. Narration is really the foundation of my program. Narration builds thinking skills, writing skills, vocabulary, listening skills – it is such an important part of your child’s … Continue reading

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Summer Read-a-thon Week 9 Activites

This week’s theme is Science and Math – there are so many fun ways to “play” with these academic topics! One of our favorite sources for science experiments is Steve Spangler Science. There are TONS of videos of experiments divided … Continue reading

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Summer Read-a-thon Week 9 Theme

Just a reminder- there are only 2 weeks left – the Read-a-thon will end next week on Friday the 16th of August. If you signed up before the read-a-thon began, and you want to be entered into the drawing to … Continue reading

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Summer Read-a-thon: Week 3 Activity

This week’s theme is animals, and today’s activity is for the birds, literally! We are birding nuts here – studying and gazing at every bird that visits our yard. We’ve tried many different types of bird feeders over the years, … Continue reading

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Self-Education, a happy side effect to homeschooling

One of the biggest benefits of homeschooling my children, by far, has been my self-education. I can honestly say that I’ve learned more in ten years of homeschooling than I ever learned in all my years in public schools. When … Continue reading

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Storms!

With frankenstorm Sandy on the way to hit the east coast, I thought to myself – why not make this a teachable moment! Here are some of our favorite books on storms: Storms (Reading Rainbow Book) Hurricanes Hurricanes! The Magic … Continue reading

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