I’ve been thinking it’s about time we did some kind of a homeschool human body science refresher, and just in the nick of time, we received this neat text/CD combo from AIMS Education Foundation.
From Head to Toe is for grades 5-9 – and yes, it’ll stretch a bit to grades 4-10 – that’s what we’re doing. It’s chock-full of all sorts of interesting activities, plus quirky little booklets to print and put together called “rubber band books”. It’s clear that this book was . . . → Read More: From Head to Toe with AIMS
My teens may not thank me for saying this on the web, out here where everyone can read it, but… they still read pictures books. Willingly and randomly.
At least on occasion.
It’s only been a few weeks since I packed up our shelves full of picture books. (I’m being optimistic about finding a place to move to.) But before I could pack them, I had the challenge of convincing the kids that 1. No, I am NOT getting rid of them, and 2. They really can live without them for a few months.)
Of course, . . . → Read More: Before Five In A Row
I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for new science materials. Something new, something different, something fun, something simple, etc. So I’m at least somewhat familiar with the main science curricula out there created for homeschoolers.
We were recently sent an issue of Science Weekly to review. Each edition of Science Weekly is available in six different levels, individualized for grades K-6. (The issue for 5th/6th grade is the same.) The theme of the issue was Fractions – not exactly your typical science topic, but useful, since so many science projects do require an understanding of . . . → Read More: Science Weekly
Kids ask the darnedest questions. I don’t think a week goes by without at least one of the kids coming to me with one of those totally off-the wall puzzlers. The kind that there’s just no answer for – except to admit, “I haven’t the faintest idea… but we could look it up.”
Thank God for the internet. Can’t quite imagine what homeschooling, or parenting, for that matter, was like before it. Simpler, I’m sure. But so less full of ANSWERS to all those impossible questions! (By the way, _can_ those orange and . . . → Read More: Don’t drown in Quicksand… save yourself with Curiosity Files!