I’m finally feeling well enough to put up pics of Tuesday’s science conference. Here’s the lowdown…. The day started with a keynote presentation and lots of fun demonstrations that showed scientific ideas. Check out what happened to his styrofoam head when he poured fingernail polish remover on it! Many of the kids were guessing that [...]
Archive for October, 2009
I really want to post pictures of the science conference and post about it, but I am apparently sick again. Wow, I hurt. I think a doctor’s visit may be in my immediate future.
1. The girls have a science conference in St. Peter tomorrow. We have to leave at 6:30 in the morning. Whimper. 2. Daryl gave Jack a dragon fraction problem today for fun and he rocked it. It was a magical recipe for dragons involving 80 of this, 4 of that and son on, but the [...]
Despite the flu, we got a bit of fun in last week. Here’s some of the ways we’ve learned around here lately…. 1. Played Personal Bingo. I printed personalized bingo cards here and filled the squares with 5 kinds of tasks (chores like dust the downstairs or gather the recycling, educational like write a haiku [...]
I’ve been asked to pass this on….. This year’s Book Arts Bash is now underway. The Bash is an amazing opportunity for budding homeschool novelists to showcase their writing. Last year, over 300 homeschoolers entered their writing. Judges like Lois Lowry (The Giver) and Robert Pinsky (former US Poet Laureate) judged and critiqued these homeschooled [...]
The Young Artists Conference yesterday was a great experience. Here’s a few highlights! The keynote speaker’s topic was about the merits in asking dumb questions and how far it had taken him in life (he’s written the Suessification of Romeo and Juliet, a one act play that’s popular for high schools to perform, plus lots [...]
Jack, Victoria and Anna spent the day at a young artists’ conference. It was great and I’m exhausted. I seem to be having a bit of a relapse and have developed a worrisome cough though, so I’m heading to bed. Billions of art pics and details to come.
Quick, think back to how you were taught to spell the word and then check out the discussion here. Daryl and I were both taught to spell it wrong. It seems there are a lot of people who swear they’ve been spelling it right all of these years and were similarly misled. I get a [...]
A friend recently recommended this fascinating website — Four Pounds Flour: rethinking historic cuisine. It combines two of our favorite subjects, cooking and history! I passed the site on to Daryl and he just found this intriguing recipe for doughnuts from the 1830 cookbook The Frugal Housewife, Dedicated to Those Who Are Not Ashamed of [...]
Right now you can download these geology flash cards for free at Currclick. I’ll bet we could come up with some nifty games to play with these. Fun!