Tag Archives: Elementary Education

Assembling A Binder For A Homeschool Convention

Every year I plan my trip to the HEAV Convention with great care. Like any large event there is so much to see and do that if I’m not careful I’ll forget half of the things I wanted to see … Continue reading

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Convention Shopping (Setting Up For Success)

I’m an HEAV blogger this year and am being compensated with free registration to the convention but all opinions are my own (and I always blog about convention anyway, it’s one of the highlights of my year!). I hate crowds! … 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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Unit Study: Explorers (Ships of the Age of Discovery)

In the years between the adventures of Marco Polo and the sailing of Christopher Columbus there were some important changes in ship design. On Thursday we looked at how a change in rigging made it possible for ships to sail … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Explorers Art Projects

One of the reasons that I’ve chosen to use Unit Studies for History and Science at this point in our educational adventure is that it forces me to incorporate art projects into the children’s regular schooling. Without that imposed inclusion … Continue reading

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Thinking About the Future

I tend to do my homeschool planning in six week blocks. I usually do two blocks at a time and try to arrange things to have a couple of “make up” days built in to cover the inevitable changes in … Continue reading

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How Many Blocks Between The Sun and Pluto?

This year I’ve been teaching our early elementary age Sunday School (1st through 4th or 5th grade) and we’ve been going through the account of Creation in Genesis 1 looking at what we are saying when we say “God created…” … Continue reading

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Does Grading Matter?

The other morning Mouse had a quiz in her music book. The boys were already done with school and playing together in the playroom and she wanted to be with them. She reacted in a typical Mouse way- her ability … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Explorers (More Marco Polo)

After stopping for a couple of weeks to adjust to some schedule changes (the big children now have two out-of-the-house classes every week) we picked back up with Explorers this past week! I’ve been reading aloud a biography of Marco … Continue reading

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