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Soil Exploration Activity {& Free Printables}

Soil Exploration Activity {& Free Printables}

So it’s nearing the end of September which should mean the temperatures are cooling off…except that they aren’t. Not really anyway. Yesterday the airport recorded a temperature of 91 degrees {Fahrenheit} and the forecast for today and the following week is in the upper 80’s and possibly hitting 90 degrees again! And to top it all off, tomorrow is the first day of fall! ::sighs:: Every summer I contemplate moving just a smidge farther north so that when it’s fall,…

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Let Your Kids Eat the Rock Cycle!

Let Your Kids Eat the Rock Cycle!

  Awhile back, we learned about Rocks and Minerals. We did read some books, watched some videos, drew pictures, went on rock hunts, and grew our own salt crystals. In addition to those hands-on activities, if your kids are like mine, your kiddos will also want to do some edible activities. I mean, who doesn’t love snacking while learning?? Today’s activity uses Starburst candies to demonstrate the rock process. Let’s get started! What you’ll need: Starburst candies paring knife cutting…

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Rocks & Minerals Unit Study

Rocks & Minerals Unit Study

*While this post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure policy here and thanks for supporting my blog!*   One of the topics Rosie and Ladybug wanted to study was rocks and minerals. At first I honestly wasn’t sure how much I could pull together for it after covering the basics. As you’ll see on my Pinterest board {Learning Rocks & Minerals}, I found plenty of ideas to keep us busy!   Today I’m going to…

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Ancient Greece STEM Challenge

Ancient Greece STEM Challenge

While we’ve been hard at work this week, and working on getting back into a routing after our week off, I’ve also been keeping my eye on Hurricane Irma. Man, that is a nasty looking storm. At one point, the forecast had it tracking directly over us. [Yikes!] For the moment, it’s tracking more westward and we should just see some wind and rain. [Whew!] So let’s take a look back at our week. This week we tried starting our…

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Morning Circle Time

Morning Circle Time

  Yesterday I talked about what is in our morning basket. I am definitely looking forward to starting this and I know the girls are too (they saw the Mad Libs and Aesop’s Fables sitting in it). This is only half of our morning routine, though. The other half of our new morning routine caters more to my toddler to help him feel like he is more of a part of our school. Especially since he is a sponge and…

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What’s in Our Morning Basket?

What’s in Our Morning Basket?

  *While this post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure policy here and thanks for supporting my blog!* I have high hopes for the next 6 weeks. I want to be more intentional with the way we start our days and our morning time. The last six weeks have been a struggle. Our good days usually started out with time with Jesus Calling for Kids. Our other days, well, didn’t. They ended up being a…

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Morning Basket – Including the Toddler

Morning Basket – Including the Toddler

*While this post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure policy here and thanks for supporting my blog!*   While we’re on a little break, I’ve decided to change up our routine a little bit and create a more official morning time. I’ve been listening to some of Pam Barnhill’s podcasts about morning time and morning baskets and I think that this sounds like the best way to go about this time of the day. So…

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Our Schedule & a Freebie!!

Our Schedule & a Freebie!!

We are half way through our first six-week session now and I’m going to be honest with you, it hasn’t been easy. There have been days where I’ve questioned my life choices. But thankfully, my husband has been there at the end of the long days telling me it’s okay and we’re all doing just fine. So far, I’ve learned that homeschooling with a toddler (a run-full-tilt-till-you-crash-into-something all-boy two year old) is no picnic. But I think we’re on the…

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Unit Study on the Ocean

Unit Study on the Ocean

Today I wanted to share one of our unit studies with you. I’ve been asked a few times where do I get my unit studies. After answering honestly with Pinterest, I get an ‘oh’ and the conversation seems to kind of fizzle out. I’m going to guess that it’s because putting together a unit study seems intimidating and stressful combined with a whole lot of “I have no clue where to start or what to cover!” and the nice and…

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Planning for Another School Year: Combined Subjects

Planning for Another School Year: Combined Subjects

*This post does contain affiliate links. Read my disclaimer policy here.* On Monday I shared how I plan for the new year.  I outlined how I determined which subjects and topics I plan to teach for the upcoming year. I also shared some of the tools I use to get that done. Then I shared all of curriculum choices I made for the core subjects. Today, I want to take some time to share what I’m planning for the subjects…

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