Category: Science

 
January 25, 2015

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 Level 8 plans. Then, I got my hands on a copy of The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way at my local library. I fell in love. … Continue reading "A Hint of What’s to Come – Level 8"


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November 21, 2014

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 child has a million and one questions about everything – give them the right tools … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Science Edition"


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November 11, 2014

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 books about dinosaurs and prehistory. There are so  many fantastic books out there on this … Continue reading "Unit Study: Prehistory"


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August 9, 2014

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 can learn about shark anatomy, different shark species, how to be safe while swimming in … Continue reading "Shark Week Sale!"


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September 5, 2013

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 learning. Build Your Library lesson plans assign narration after both the literature (read alouds) and … Continue reading "New – History and Science Based Narration Cards"


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August 7, 2013

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 up by topic. Studying magnetism? Watch the video about magnetic money. Weather? make s’mores in … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Week 9 Activites"


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August 5, 2013

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 win a prize, you need to leave a comment with your or your child’s name, … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Week 9 Theme"


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June 26, 2013

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, from fancy squirrel-proof feeders to homemade, to simple suet cages. Living smack in between the … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon: Week 3 Activity"


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March 6, 2013

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 you homeschool, inevitably, you will come across topics you never really studied before. This is … Continue reading "Self-Education, a happy side effect to homeschooling"


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October 28, 2012

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 School Bus Inside A Hurricane Thunder Cake Home Science Tools has an article and some … Continue reading "Storms!"


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Have you been looking for a literature based homeschool curriculum that is secular? How about a way to incorporate narration, copywork, dictation and memory work into your child’s education? Or art study that ties into history?

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