1. Our Homeschool Curriculum Choices: First Grade

    The other day, I shared what is on our shelves for Aidan's fourth grade year.  Today I'll share what we're planning for Gresham this year. Gresham will be 6 in…

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  2. Critters

    So, when we moved to our new house with this gorgeous back yard that backs up to a creek area... ...we knew that would would also have our share of…

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  3. Make an Electromagnet

    In addition to building a basic circuit with a switch and a light bulb, another fun thing to do with electricity is to make an electromagnet! You can use an…

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  4. Electricity Experiments for Kids

    Spring fever, anyone?  The end of the school year definitely calls for some high-interest activities to keep kids (and mom!) on board with the whole homeschooling thing! I announced to…

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  5. Blow up a Balloon with Baking Soda and Vinegar

    We seem to be on a science kick this week!  The reason is that Gresham's science has corresponded with several activities that I did when I taught science (before my…

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  6. Science Experiment: Solids, Liquids, and Polymers!

    Gresham and I learned about the states of matter today in his science book.  We're doing The Berenstein Bear's Big Book of Science and Nature as part of Sonlight Core…

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  7. Science and Math Activity: Measuring the Length of Sea Animals

    This year in science, Aidan and I are studying Apologia's Exploring Creation with Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day.  We love Apologia science! So far, we have learned about whales,…

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  8. Make a Plastic Cup Rocket Launcher

    When the most recent of issue of Family Fun magazine arrived last week, we did one of the activities right away!  These rocket launchers made out of plastic cups were…

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  9. Monarch Butterly Life Cycle

    This past week, we had the fun of observing part of the Monarch butterfly's life cycle! We have a friend who teaches kindergarten, and she always raises Monarch caterpillars/butterflies with…

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  10. Science Fun: A Mentos and Diet Soda Fountain!

    Get ready for your children to name you "Mom of the Year" after this activity!   Aidan was amazed when I announced after dinner that we were going to create a…

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