Crafts can be a ughh thing for some. I totally get it. First, you have to pick one then gather supplies then do the thing…too much work, mess and the thought of what it will turn out like is super uncool. But if you never attempt it then they never try it and you are stuck in the no craft zone and that’s so uncool. … Continue reading Oh Crafts!
Thanks to a Better Homes and Gardens mag image. We traveled from Dia de Muertos (Day of Dead) to Andy Warhol in 3 hours. What! Yes, I was able to pull Dia De Muertos to Warhol all in one day! Bazinga. We also looped a trip to the library to pick up a great book to read. Library is super close to us so … Continue reading Dia De Muertos to Warhol
Quick Egyptian Lesson Idea! I am all about getting into a lesson and completing the activity and feeling a sense of accomplishment! So here is a super easy, super quick Egypt lesson that hit the many learning styles. 1. Research Hieroglyphics. 2. Go to Penn Museum and type in: Write Like an Egyptian. 3. Sketch the images that Penn Museum displays. 4. Roll out Model … Continue reading Hieroglyphs in Model Magic
It is so easy to stay home in pjs and be like yeah no going out today but there’s so much to see and do so get out of your house and discover your community. Today Emmit and I headed to Dick Blick to collect supplies for our Graveyard Book set design. At the store, Emmit used his problem solving skills to figure out what … Continue reading Get into the Community
Emmit and I believe in diving into learning through using our senses. Learning is an experience. Learning is a way to take in new information and set it into your brain. Yes, the worksheet can support and reinforce the information but it’s activities that concretely places the new knowledge deep into the brain cells for recall later. Here are some Sensory Ideas! 1. Taste. Food … Continue reading Sensory Learning
Today Emmit and I took a few photos inside our books to share with you in hopes these very personal images will help you say yes or no to your next homeschool purchase! 1. Klutz 3-D 2. Who was King Tut? 3. DK Ancient Egypt 3. Spanish 1 5. Non-Fiction Flash Kids 6. Big Notebooks 7. Grammar and Pronunciation 8. McGraw Math Grade 6 9. … Continue reading TMI.
Yesterday, we started a set design project! We just finished the Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and finished watching the musical Newsies! While watching Newsies, Emmit stated he could build the set! So for a few days we researched sets and designs. YouTube had some great tutorials to help with project. We are also using Evernote to organize our thoughts!! Super awesome, student-friendly program. It … Continue reading Set Design – Graveyard Book