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?
On Friday, I did it. I de-enrolled my 2nd grade daughter to homeschool her. She is ecstatic. I am ecstatic. We’re finally starting something I’ve wanted to do since she was in kindergarten. She was never very happy at public school. She complained that the other kids were mean, and even though she liked her… Continue reading We are officially homeschoolers!
I would love to homeschool, but for many reasons I can’t do it this year. I work and my husband just isn’t ready to give up the extra income. Since I can’t homeschool, I try to do a lot of homeschool-esque activities with my kids. I see school as free daycare. I don’t think my… Continue reading The Halfway Homeschool
This summer we’re learning about Native Americans. I had the idea to make some simple pottery with clay. Crayola makes air drying clay that doesn’t have to be fired to make it harden. The stuff is awesome! Elle is four years old and loves play dough. Air dry clay is like high class play dough.… Continue reading Native American Clay Craft
We did our first Native American craft this week. Our focus for the summer is learning about the Native Americans. Check out this post for some cool craft ideas. Craft #1 was vests made out of paper bags. They are ridiculously simple. All you need is a paper bag, a pair of scissors and some… Continue reading Native American Vests from a Paper Bag
I wanted to do some kind of theme for the summer to guide our learning and crafting activities. I chose Native Americans for several reasons. First, my kids have this heritage on both sides of our family, mostly on my husband’s side. Second, I love learning about other cultures and I hope to pass this… Continue reading We’re learning about Native Americans this summer….