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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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Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day

*While this post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure policy here and thanks for supporting my blog!*   As kids, we’ve all read Roald Dahl books. We all had our favorites. [Not to mention that some of my favorite movies growing up were the ones based on Dahl’s books.] As a kid, my favorite was Matilda. As a parent, I’ve loved reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my girls and also to Rosie’s class when…

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The Great American Solar Eclipse 2017

The Great American Solar Eclipse 2017

  I have to admit, as cool as the eclipse was, I’m glad the mania is over. I can’t begin to count the number of Facebook posts from people searching for the special glasses. And in only 7 short years, we can post the same posts all over again. 😉 Seriously though, my kids really enjoyed it and I’m glad we got to experience it together. We started out the day with the usual work: math, handwriting, and language arts….

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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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Top 10 Instagram Accounts

Top 10 Instagram Accounts

It’s Friday! Hallelujah we made it to Friday! While our week wasn’t quite that bad, it was interesting. We started school back up this week and, well, let’s just say it takes us a little bit to get back in the routine of it all. Totally understandable. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need moment. 😉 Do you use Instagram? I started using it a couple of years ago. I like it because it’s all about the pictures. I love…

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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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