Jack’s River Fields campground is one of north Georgia’s best kept secrets. It’s located in the Cohutta Wilderness Management Area outside the town of Blue Ridge. It’s often confused with the Jack’s River area, which is also a great spot, but Jack’s River Fields is open to equestrian campers and has special facilities for the… Continue reading Horse Camping at Jack’s River Fields
I recently bought two kayaks for me and the kids. I’m really into horses, and I would happily spend every waking hour at the barn, but neither of my kids is interested in the slightest. I have the only 9 year old girl in the world who turned down a pony. (So I bought myself… Continue reading Y’all should get a kayak.
I pulled my daughter out of public school at Christmas of her second grade year. I remember that day very clearly. I was both terrified and defiant as I walked into her elementary school office that day to fill out the paperwork. I knew in my gut that this was something I had to do… Continue reading Reflections on 3 Years of Homeschooling
For Mother’s Day weekend we went camping at Woodring Branch campground on the shores of Carter’s Lake in north Georgia. Carter’s Lake is the deepest lake in Georgia and is known for great fishing. It has over 60 miles of coastline, and most of it is undeveloped, which makes it a beautiful spot for boating… Continue reading Camping at Woodring Branch on Carter’s Lake
We just finished studying ancient Egypt. This was my daughter’s favorite project from our study, and it’s EASY! It could even double as a Halloween costume. Materials: One brown paper bag Glue Black yarn Markers for decorating (we used gold and black sharpies) Instructions: Start by cutting out your headdress. I cut from the top… Continue reading Ancient Egypt Headdress and Armbands
This week we continued our study of the digestive system. We covered the liver and pancreas. The liver makes bile, which is used by our bodies to break down fat in the small intestine. We did this science experiment to show how bile works. Materials: Milk (at least 2% fat) Food Coloring Dish soap cotton… Continue reading Digestive System Science Experiment: How Does Bile Break Down Fat?
Today we did a simple project to study potential and kinetic energy. I never liked science class at school. I found it dry and I never liked all the math involved. But this project was fun! All you need is a car built from Legos and a balloon. First, we watched this video on YouTube, a… Continue reading Potential and Kinetic Energy- 2nd Grade Homeschool