Tag Archives: Elementary Education

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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Engineering Problems

Toys seem to go through phases around here. Sometimes the only thing that is popular is the Legos, other weeks the children “cook” endlessly. Lately the thing that has been popular is blocks. Bull started it. I showed him how … Continue reading

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Entertaining The (Almost) Toddler

One of the things that has been very different about homeschooling this year has been the addition of two little boys who don’t really do school! I do about a half-hour’s worth of work with Bull but Jack is obviously … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Explorers (Viking Coins and Marco Polo)

This past week the weather finely got warm enough for us to finish our viking “coins” I also had them write a couple of sentences about Leif Ericsson in their log books along with their own names spelled out in … Continue reading

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Create: Project Time

For quite some time I’ve wanted to have a regular space in our weekly schedule to work on projects with the older children. They both love to make things but aren’t yet old enough to do much unsupervised. I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Exploration- The Vikings

The first explorers we looked at were Eric the Red and Leif Ericsson. The children colored a page from their “Exploring the New World” coloring books, while I read to them. This counts as art as well as history, so … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Exploration of the New World- Log Books

Over the holidays we finished up our study of the 50 states and their capitals. The children seem to have enjoyed it although we lost momentum several times and weren’t able to be as in depth as I would have … Continue reading

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