October is such a great month for incorporating fun STEM! From autumn to Halloween, there are so many opportunities to add fun scientific activities. Since those little candy pumpkins are all the rage around my house, I combined a favorite STEM activity, building catapults, with the scientific method and candy pumpkins, of course. First, we… Continue reading Halloween STEM Activity: Pumpkin Chunkin’ Catapult
School's out for summer! We officially finished school on May 21, but we had finished out school work two days earlier. We spent the last two days on field trips. Just like public school, summer has come, the kids are done. The teacher is not. The last week of school was spent wrapping up grades,… Continue reading Homeschool End-of-year Clean Out
Valentine's Day is still a month away, but given the nature of 2020 and 2021 so far, looking forward to the next bright, colorful, candy-laden holiday is just what we need. Over the past two years, I have made a real effort to decorate for more than just Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. So, this year,… Continue reading Homemade Valentine’s Day Heart Pillows
Remember that Texas requirement that homeschoolers must teach citizenship? The State Bar of Texas has several excellent resource websites for educators. With President's Day around the corner, the Vote for Me! site comes in handy. This website has short little bios of famous citizens, including George Washington and Abe Lincoln on the Presidents Day link… Continue reading State Bar of Texas Educator Resources
What we are watching this afternoon: a Valentine's Day lesson on electricity with Ms. Frizzle and her class. Shared here on YouTube, https://youtu.be/8k-ON5ChBaw
Nothing celebrates a love for measurement and math like measuring the area and perimeter of hearts in units of little candy Sweethearts. Unless, of course, we would have used Hershey kisses...I will have to remember that for next year...
Today is school day 137 of our first homeschool year. My pre-K daughter still has a little fever from the cold going through our house. My first grader is still coughing, but mainly over it. My poor second grader is coming down with it. And yet, we had school today. We had calendar time and… Continue reading School Day #137