Place values was something my child with math anxiety struggled with. She was fine with ones and tens, but the more numbers added to the list, the more overwhelming it became for her. Workbooks have never been on her tool list for learning, and our usual white board method of … Continue reading
After moving five hours away from the Omaha Children’s Museum this summer, I realized just how much I missed it from a homeschooling perspective.
To the kids it’s just a fun place to play. Plenty of activities for running around, playing pretend, getting messy, and everything else kids love to do. For me, as both a parent and a homeschooling mom, the Omaha Children’s Museum is packed with educational activities at every turn.
Now that we no longer have the museum resource close by, I find myself turning to the inspiration of the exhibits we know and love to help me keep a balanced STEAM education going with my kids. Continue reading
The National Geographic Bee is an annual geography competition organized by the National Geographic Society. Students in grades four through eight are eligible to compete every year. For many homeschoolers grade level doesn’t mean a whole lot, so I suggest paying attention to approximate age comparisons. Continue reading
Affiliate links are included in this post. Thanksgiving is this week! Looking for some fun DIY activities for your kids to do? I’ve been browsing the KiwiCo website for some inspiration and found some fun projects. You don’t even have to be a member to access the instructions. 5 Beautiful … Continue reading
A few weeks ago our family had the opportunity to listen to a presentation from Holocaust survivor Kitty Williams. The event took place at one of our local libraries and I had no idea what to expect in terms of attendance. We arrived early in hopes of finding decent parking, … Continue reading
I received a membership to the Omaha Children’s Museum (OCM) as part of a Blog Ambassador program with OCM. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. A couple weeks ago our family was invited to the Omaha Children’s Museum after hours for a preview of the newest … Continue reading
It’s just a couple hours away! NaNoWriMo! Every November I participate in National Novel Writing Month, and this year the entire family has finally decided to join me! I’m beyond thrilled, and who knows, maybe this year I’ll actually win. Winning NaNoWriMo For me, winning isn’t a huge thing because … Continue reading
Butterflies have been filling our nearby fields with bright colors. We’ve mostly been seeing painted ladies, however the occasional monarch has been spotted and I’m pretty sure I caught a glimpse of an eastern tiger swallowtail. Last weekend we went out to Hitchcock Nature Center to learn about tagging monarchs. … Continue reading
Last weekend we took a trip to Chalco Hills and learned all about water thanks to the annual World O’ Water program here in Omaha. This is the first time we’ve attended this event and it was a lot of fun. Charlie was finishing her Wonders of Water Girl Scout … Continue reading
Recently in my homeschooling research, I came across a word I’m surprised I’d never been introduced to before. Twaddle. At first, I thought it was a typo, then I thought it might be slang. Nope, the word has been around for over a hundred years and basically means poor quality … Continue reading