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Archive for August, 2012
I thought this was a clever way to help kids learn their bones! (Latest writings: Tons of free literature links for Kindle and a child development chart that helps you know what’s normal for every age physically, emotionally, etc. (and what will help in dealing with it).
From Biocomicals (creative commons license). And from Ask Kids: What is the Definition of Stem Cells? Glad you asked… They do cause a lot of fuss. Basically stem cells are cells that don’t have a predetermined function. Which means they can become anything. They can also do repairs, because they are able to divide endlessly [...]
Just a heads up that I created a homeschool-related Facebook page, A Magical Homeschool. I kept coming across neat little educational cartoons, activities, pictures, crafts, articles, etc. that I wanted to share, and the page seemed like a good way to do that. Feel free to join me. I’ll keep posting here (and there and [...]
Anna wrote the first chapter of a fabulous new book today. Here’s the very start of it…. Samantha looked over her shoulder at the lake. Fog hung over it like a velvet curtain. She knew it would lift soon and she would see her enemies running at her. She dashed through the trees. If it [...]
Anna felt like doing a report on the Olympics today. Here’s her final report after a few minor corrections. The Olympics A report by Anna Bayer Most athletes dream to go to the Olympics. To all athletes, from gymnasts to competitive swimmers, the Olympics are one of the most important events in the world. The [...]
Oh, we’ve been busy again! Egads. We have a few days off now and I’m so happy to be able to putter around the house, read books and play outside with my kiddos. Here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to! We took part in Civil War Days… Daryl taught the telegraph to people, [...]
The new school year hasn’t started yet, but Victoria has already read two of the books on her 9th grade reading list and she loved them both. Read so far… Farenheit 451 Lord of the Flies Recommended reading for 9th graders is so chipper, isn’t it? She’s also been reading a ton of regular YA [...]
Happy August! Here’s a round-up of ideas I’ve written for ways to work some hands-on, educational fun (and just plain old fun!) into homeschooling this time of year… Living math ideas for August Water balloon math, tracking and graphing temperatures, comparing apples and oranges, nature angles… Sunflower sun dials to campfire science: Science and nature [...]