Homeschooling (Page 6)

We really enjoyed observing our butterflies using the Butterfly House kit Bug got for Christmas last year. I imagine we will be ordering more caterpillars in the future to repeat this project. Fairy watching the caterpillars. The caterpillars formed their chrysalis within a couple days and we moved them intoRead More →

  After commenting on the previous post… I decided to pull up some project notes of a seed project Bug did a couple years ago… prior to my blogging. I can’t believe that this was TWO YEARS AGO (he was four at the time). Wow… has time flown. If nothingRead More →

  BRRRR! It is so cold outside right now that basically all of our Nature Studies are being done at the kitchen window. Fortunately the bird feeders really provide a lot of Nature Entertainment. When we have gotten outside over the last few weeks, we have been collecting snow trackRead More →

I want to introduce the self guided project Bug has started recently. This has been an interesting adventure for me as well. I love the idea of a project approach to learning and can totally ‘picture it’ with older kiddos but an early reader? How on earth was that goingRead More →

We went on a wonderful field trip this morning. Our local bakery does a terrific tour for the kiddos. They read a story, Little Red Hen of course. Then they got to see how the bakery grinds their own flour, the huge mixing bowls used for kneading the dough, theRead More →

The Fun on the Farm theme for this week was Fur and Feathers (kids activity at our local petting farm). It was a perfect tie in for us and a beautiful day so we packed up and headed to the farm. There was a brief demonstration and explanation of theRead More →

Opening their new school year sketch books that they will use for nature studies and as a journal for their narrations and illustrations. Decorating their new sketch books with stickers. Here are just a few photos of our cleaned up toy room.Read More →

Normally art around here is basically free play. We get out the paints, play dough or crayons with little to no direction. But today I decided we were going to make more of lesson out it. So with aprons on, paper in front of them, I read the story “MouseRead More →