Monthly Archives: April 2011

Princess Potential

Tonight, while we curled up on the couch together watching Disney’s stunningly beautiful documentary on the oceans, Mira informed me that she just realized something. “I want to be a paleontologist and  a princess and then a scuba diver too.” I am determined … Continue reading

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Animal CSI

For as cute and cuddly as my girls can be they can also be pretty darn gross.  In their world it’s not such a big jump from from glittery unicorns to bug catching.  I, however, am not a bug lover.  … Continue reading

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The Road is Life

Our battered suitcases backpacks and diaper bags were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter,   the road school is life. ~Jack Kerouac (with a few minor changes from a happily homeschooling mother of three) I have to laugh … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday- April 20, 2011

I love when our outdoor lessons finish up and segue into daydreaming ones.

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Pudding Bags

I started Mira on All About Spelling about a month ago and boy have we really been enjoying it! I’ll probably do a blog post on it at a later date when we get a bit further into the program. … Continue reading

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Sticker Books

I’m not big into rewarding kids excessively- especially for things they should be doing regularly anyway.  So with school work I have tried to balance this belief by setting appropriate expectations but also encouraging those truly stellar attempts and wholehearted … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday- April 13, 2011

Sisters teaching sisters (or why I love one room schoolhouses).

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Color Games

I picked up a bunch of paint samples from the hardware store awhile back.  At the time I wasn’t sure what I would do with them- but they looked so educational and inviting all color-coordinated nice and neatly in their … Continue reading

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Superb Sublimation

With a fortuitous stroke of timing we were able to demonstrate sublimation to the girls and expand on our states of matter lesson from last week.  We got a bunch of dry ice in a recent package so we took advantage … Continue reading

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States of Matter

Continuing on with our science lessons we jumped back to BFSU and learned about the three main states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas.  (Mira and I later read a book that introduced plasma as the fourth state, but aside … Continue reading

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