In this week’s art lesson the girls were introduced to landscapes! We learned that: Landscapes are works of art that feature scenes of nature: mountains, lakes, gardens, rivers, etc. They can be oil paintings, watercolors, gauche, pastels, or prints of any kind. Before the girls worked on creating their own landscape we took time to… Continue reading Winter Landscape Art Project
I found out about Mystery Science last year and we had our first lesson which asked the question, Could a Volcano Erupt in Your Backyard? We all loved that lesson and learned so much. I have been looking for lessons to go with what we are currently learning. Needless to say I was thrilled to… Continue reading The Universe in a Box: Our 2nd Mystery Science Project
Dear Channie, I am a brand new homeschooler (we started in October of last year. I pulled him out of school). He is a single child and for the most part we are adjusting to it well. One of the challenges I am facing is helping him keep all his papers in order. His stuff… Continue reading Dear Channie: Help Me Keep My 7 Year Old Organized!!
As a busy homeschooling mom I have grown to appreciate and depend on the findings and creations of other moms, dads and teachers to help me out. One resource I use a lot is Schoolhouse Teachers. As I am planning my units and lessons I always check out the lessons, worksheets and videos they have. So… Continue reading Schoolhouse Teachers: A Trusty Resource
Dear Channie, I homeschooled my son last year to get him through freshman year so that he could then go to a technical high school which was better suited for him. The homeschooling was a success( I used Christian enlightium academy online). My question is I am considering homeschooling my sixth grader who is already… Continue reading Dear Channie: Is it Hard to Homeschool a Younger Child Alone?
Over the years, my husband and I have found ourselves in a love / hate relationship with playdough. We love the fact that it keeps our girls occupied for hours but we simply hate the mess! What it does to carpet is simply downright abusive, I mean really! So Khari and I instituted a rule–a… Continue reading Model Magic: I’m Back In Love!
On of the girl’s favorite Christmas presents this year was a collection of Sage Carrington books. My mom’s neighbor happens to know the author, Justin Scott Parr, and gave an autographed set to my girls. He even happens to be from my hometown, DC! This was our first time meeting Sage and joining her on… Continue reading Sage Carrington Books: Adventure STEM Books for Young Learners