Monthly Archives: March 2011

Wordless Wednesday – March 30, 2011

Here are some of the dresses Nanny made the girls for our recent trip. Dresses for the Magic Kingdom: Dresses for Animal Kingdom: Dresses for our Downtown Disney: As Mira calmly states, “Nanny doesn’t spoil me.  I’m pampered.”

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Wordly Wise K 3000

Mira has a love of words.  I noticed awhile back that whenever we were reading books together she would ask about words she didn’t know.  Wanting to foster this love of words I created a Word Box for her.  I … Continue reading

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Song School Latin

I suppose one of the greatest and most mind blowing realizations that has occurred to me since embarking on the homeschooling path is that there really isn’t an end to the limitless teaching opportunities available for the truly dedicated parent. … Continue reading

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We stand on the shoulders of giants after all; it’s best not to forget that or we’re liable to fall.

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ISM

ISM  for interstellar medium – Material between the stars, consisting of gas, dust, and cosmic rays (high energy charged particles moving at nearly the speed of light). Sounds like a good onomatopoeia.  Can’t you hear it whizzing by?  izzzzzuuum, izzzum, izzzum. Seems … Continue reading

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Time-line fun for everyone…

Our universe time-line that is. Lyra’s been watching us do our “interpretive dance” these past few weeks and today she decided to see what all the giggling and jumping around was about.

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Science Kits

Science kits- a must have for all home-schoolers.  We take ours with us everywhere, even when we don’t have a particular science or nature lesson planned.  I’ve found they’re always better to have around and not need versus having an … Continue reading

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Follow up to “what is life”…

So the day before we had completed a fun lesson on “What is Life”.  We learned what 8 characteristics all living things possess.  The next day, armed with our trusty science kits, we went out to find more objects to … Continue reading

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What is Life?

I wanted to build upon last week’s science lesson so I jumped from BFSU to Real Science Odyssey from Pandia Press.  RSO curriculum is geared for grades 1-4 but I find Mira a very eager and attentive student especially where science … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – March 23, 2011

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