Turn something into a game and more often than not, kids will be interested. Taking something that is normally learned through bookwork and make it a physical game can also aid in learning giving a physical connection to the topic.
That’s exactly what this educational bean bag toss game does. It make learning some topics a bit more fun, adds in some competition for kids who like to compete, and it gives a physical element which is perfect for kinaesthetic (or tactile) learners. This is a simple game and it can be adapted to several topics. It’s a wonderful game to start when the kids are preschool age and update it as they get older. Continue reading
Now that we have our office/homeschool room set up and the family computer is back online I decided it’s time to start teaching the girls to type. They are pretty good with the mouse, but aren’t too familiar with the keyboard. They hunt and peck for every letter, and sometimes … Continue reading
We were up at 4 am and left the house at 4:30 am to get to Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice by around 6:20 am. That’s how dedicated we were to the solar eclipse on Monday. It was a long day, but it was filled with wonder, excitement, … Continue reading
This post contains affiliate links. It’s an age-old question. Why do I have to learn this? Most recently this question came from my oldest regarding her grammar and spelling lessons. If I’m teaching anything about history or science she’s all ears. She loves to read and be read to. Writing … Continue reading
The Total Solar Eclipse will be happening on Monday! August 21, 2017! Will you be watching? The majority of people in my social circle will be watching, many of them will be with me at Homestead National Monument with NASA and Bill Nye. Many of my friends are heading up … Continue reading
You’ve probably heard of unschooling, deschooling and homeschooling, but what about fieldschooling?
I’m not one for labels, but the scientist in me argues that they are quite handy for organization and categorization in some situations. In this case labels can be excellent for finding like minded educators or groups who teach in a similar style. Plus, I always say it’s a good thing to be educated on other cultures, even if that culture is already quite similar to your own. Continue reading
With the total solar eclipse fast approaching I thought it would be fun for us to create some models to show just how the Earth, Sun and Moon line up to create the eclipse. Continue reading
We’re still young in our homeschool journey. Despite our homeschooling infancy, in the past few years I’ve discovered some valuable tools that I would never leave behind. These are the things that make homeschooling life work for us and help me keep my sanity when I’m getting overwhelmed. 10 Things … Continue reading
Reducing your lawn and building up a habitat provides a lot more benefits than a pretty place to sit, less mowing, and a new home for wildlife. Creating a backyard habitat also provides students with educational opportunities on a wide variety of topics. Continue reading
This weekend we had family visiting so we decided to take a trip to the zoo. Not just any zoo, but the Omaha zoo. The Henry Doorly Zoo. This zoo was ranked #1 in the world in 2014 according to TripAdvisor, since then it’s dropped to 2nd place, but I … Continue reading