Category Archives: Science

Five Ways to Help Struggling Writers

We’ve all had it happen. Your students enthusiastically read the material but when it comes time to write about what they’ve read, there are blank stares, sighs, dawdling, and sometimes tears! What happened? Last night while they were supposed to … Continue reading

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Invitations to Play and Learn: Science Center and Collaberation

As the big children continue to mature in their learning I am trying to move them towards more independent learning and learning to work together to do a project or master a concept. As I set up the schoolroom upstairs … Continue reading

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November Nature Walk

Since there are so many trees in Hollywood Cemetery I thought we would spend our walk this month trying to identify as many of them as we can. I found a great printable on Pinterest for identifying leaves which you … Continue reading

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October Nature Walk: Decomposers

This month we’ll be looking at the ways in which the cemetery is preparing for next spring’s growth. We’ll be looking at small things so if you have a magnifying glass bring it along. We’ll also be collecting and releasing … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall: September Nature Walk

Tomorrow we’ll be hitting the cemetery again to look for signs of the change of seasons. Hopefully the weather will cooperate but we do this rain or shine unless it is really storming. Please bring the printout below as well … Continue reading

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August Nature Walk: Where Is The Water?

Last month’s walk involved just familiarizing ourselves with Hollywood Cemetery a bit. This month I want to go on a bit of a hunt: for water sources. Please download and print the activity for this month and meet in the … Continue reading

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We’re Going On A Nature Walk!

Our first nature walk of the 2013-2014 school year was last week. We have a very large old cemetery in our neighborhood, with hills, mature trees, lots of cover for birds, and paved paths for walking! Taking a group of … Continue reading

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Tutorials: DIY Lab Tray For Dissections

One of the things I know Mouse is going to need for her Life of Plants study is a lab tray for holding specimens while she dissects them. I bought a dissection kit for her at last year’s HEAV convention … Continue reading

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Unit Studies: The Life of Plants

Mouse started her new Science Unit today. I’ve been working on compiling it for a while (and I have some more to do) but I had enough done that I could let her start! I’m mostly trying to introduce her … Continue reading

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The Budding Engineer: Lego Bridge Project

Now that Buggle can read he really prefers to spend his roomtime with his nose in a book. This is all very good but since I don’t want him to only spend time in his mind I’ve been looking for … Continue reading

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