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easy science experiments Cool Science Experiments for Kids: Easter Theme - I love organizing some of our learning around a holiday theme or season.  We just finished exploring our winter science experiments and now we’re ready for Spring with these fun Easter experiments. Test the strength of a raw egg, grow a carrot from the top, raise baby chicks and experiment with your Easter candy with these cool science experiments for kids.   
easy science experiments for kids Cool Science Experiments: Growing Crystals - This two-ingredient project has a big WOW factor, and it’s become a favorite in our house. I am  always on the lookout for cool science experiments for kids that I can do right in my kitchen. This growing crystals experiment fits the bill!
reluctant reader Please Don’t Call My Child a “Reluctant” Learner - My child wants to learn every day. Some days, she rejects the work I want her to do, tossing her math book aside and slithering out of her chair, but later I find her drawing pictures for a book she is making. She has the whole story in her head and it takes place in Brazil, the country we most recently studied in geography. She asks me for more information about Brazil so that she can include it in the pictures she is drawing. She clearly wants to learn. There ...
Cool Science Experiments for Kids Cool Science Experiments: With a St. Patrick’s Day Theme - These cool science experiments look like so much fun, it’s hard to choose just a few. They span from kindergarten through middle school,  so there’s something for everyone here.  Choose from one of the main themes of St. Patrick’s Day:  Rainbows, gold, leprechauns or shamrocks.  We’ve got it all covered!  Top o’the morning to you and your junior scientists!
should I send my child to public school Why We Sent Our Homeschooled Child to Public School This Year - If you would’ve told me a year ago that my oldest child would be in public school this year, I would’ve been shocked. It was not even something that was on our radar. But off he goes, 10-year-old Firefly, every weekday morning, often before his other siblings are even awake for the day. He comes home every afternoon and we struggle to fit in homework with friends and family time, like so many other families. We go to school bingo nights and class parties. We puzzl ...
math Ultimate List of Hands On Math for Kindergarten Through 6th Grade - Step out of the workbooks and into hands-on, whole-body math learning with this ultimate list of math activities.  From kindergarten to 6th grade, we have ideas here for so many of the math concepts kids learn in those elementary to beginning middle school years.
Homeschool Kindergarten Why We Do Old School Kindergarten - Two out of three of my kids have been home for kindergarten. We rarely use worksheets.  I don’t push them to read. Or to practice handwriting. Or  skip count. And you know what? This isn’t a brand new concept. I am not a radical unschooler with my children’s kindergarten education. This is old school kindergarten. We play. And read. And explore outside. And we follow all the rabbit trails of learning—finding a toad leads to a library trip to check out ...


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