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A Matching and Memory Game for Learning Cell Organelles

My kids love games. On Fridays, we historically play math games, but sometimes we add in geography games, logic games, or puzzles. I have decided to create a few games to use in science to help with learning vocabulary that my middle schoolers will be using again soon in high school biology. We just started… Continue reading A Matching and Memory Game for Learning Cell Organelles

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Creating Additions to the Kingdoms and Classification Science Unit from The Good and the Beautiful

Prior to homeschooling, I was a middle and high school science teacher. Creating my own "stuff" to go along with science lessons is just what I do. I came up with a few additions to go along with the science unit we just started, Kingdoms and Classification by The Good and the Beautiful. The unit… Continue reading Creating Additions to the Kingdoms and Classification Science Unit from The Good and the Beautiful

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Planning for a year of Magic School Bus

I have been wanting to do this since last year: design a complete year's hands-on science curriculum based on Magic School Bus books and videos. My oldest kid is going into fifth grade. It's now or never. The science lessons for each topic are based on the 5-E method: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate. Engage… Continue reading Planning for a year of Magic School Bus

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Fun cloud painting

This afternoon, we are mixing up shaving cream and white school glue to make clouds on blue cardstock. After reviewing types of clouds in our Children's Weather Encyclopedia, we read Little Cloud by Eric Carle. The girls then mixed up their cloud paint, and shaped cloud pictures using plastic spoons and big paint brushes. Easy… Continue reading Fun cloud painting

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School Day #137

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