We made it through another birthday week here. Jack turned 10, Victoria turned 15, and Alex turned 6. I made a lot of cakes and cupcakes. Here’s a quick round-up of ten fun ways we played and learned during birthday week…. Victoria chose books for birthday presents, and picked out an awesome assortment at Barnes [...]
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Here’s a few assorted links I’ve found lately that I thought were worth keeping. I’m posting these here in case they help others and also so I can find the sites later when I need them! I’d pin them but in most cases, they don’t have pinnable images. 4th Grade Spelling lists… We don’t [...]
Have you heard this exciting news? National Geographic reports: Evidence of a drowned “microcontinent” has been found in sand grains from the beaches of a small Indian Ocean island, scientists say. A well-known tourist destination, Mauritius (map) is located about 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers) off the coast of Africa, east of Madagascar. Scientists think the [...]
Oh my goodness, these boys do such a good job of this! Some parts are hysterical! Be sure to also check out the calculus carol here and the physics and science carols here. Who says high school math and science can’t still be silly and fun?!
Looking for some really great holiday gifts for your kiddos that won’t just end up as clutter by the end of the day? Here’s some of our all-time favorite educational gifts, plus some that are on the list for giving this year (good thing Jack and Alex don’t read this blog!). Makey Makey: We got [...]
How cool is this? Duke University scientists say they’ve succeeded for the first time in building a truly effective invisibility cloak. When the team first developed a cloaking device back in 2006, one of the biggest problems was the appearance of minor reflections around the edges. These were similar to the reflections seen when looking [...]
Know your soil! Via the always informative Permaculture page on Facebook.
Happy Thursday! We woke today to find some of that pretty white stuff all over. I’m not sure I’m ready for winter but at least it waited until after September. On the agenda today: Have Victoria take her online CAT. Do algebra with Victoria. Start poetry lessons with Anna. Have the boys do math on [...]
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 [...]