homeschool, STEM

Geology For Young Minds: A One Week Themed Unit

Geology is everywhere.  From digging our toes into the sand, to skipping pebbles across a pond, geology is something that has always just naturally called to us.  From sandcastles to mud pies our kids have a curious familiarity that will allow for a valuable learning experience. This unit for preschool to young elementary will explore… Continue reading Geology For Young Minds: A One Week Themed Unit

homeschool, STEM

Weathering & Erosion Lesson: Geology for Young Minds Unit

Weathering & erosion cause fantastic, as well as fascinating changes to our world's surface.  Just look at the concept of Pangaea of yester-year and onto the development of islands and Earth features today.  These observations can really bring to light just how our landscape is slowly changing each and everyday.  But, the changes don't stop… Continue reading Weathering & Erosion Lesson: Geology for Young Minds Unit

Solar System
homeschool, STEM

The Planets- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

We've made it to Planets!  Who doesn't love imagining and exploring the idea of other worlds?  For preschoolers the two main concepts is to familiarize themselves as they associate the images of the planets with their names.  This can be done wonderfully through some videos I have included in the intro of the Lesson.  And… Continue reading The Planets- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

Themed Units

The Art of Engineering Unit

Is there anything more inspiring then studying the inspirations of the greatest innovators of all time?  I think this every year, but this year was definitely the best summer of learning fun yet, and so many of these lessons were so incredibly simple, considering we had spent the majority of our summer living out of… Continue reading The Art of Engineering Unit

Art Appreciation, homeschool

Michelangelo & Artists of The Renaissance Activities for Kids

And as we enter day two of our unit, so do we also enter the Renaissance.  My Favorite time of history!   Art is a big part of engineering, and so a study of a famous artist, or two, is important to understanding the big picture of innovation.  You as instructor do not have to study… Continue reading Michelangelo & Artists of The Renaissance Activities for Kids

Multicultural Studies, Uncategorized

An Introduction to Innovation for Kids

Let's just step back in the past for just a moment for our hearts to melt over a tiny B who dreamed of growing up to be a brave knight.  <3 https://www.instagram.com/p/cw9UvqIBfz/ I believe that for a student to understand instead of memorize a concept, they must first develop a curiosity for it, and then… Continue reading An Introduction to Innovation for Kids

Learning Resources, Reading & Literacy

5 Assessments That Will Rock Your Entire Homeschool Curriculum

When you hear the term assessment in the general public it is often associated with the term standardized, which over the years has become quite the dirty word.  No student wants to think of themselves as 'standard'. No parents want their child judged solely on the results of a single morning's exam.  And, no teacher… Continue reading 5 Assessments That Will Rock Your Entire Homeschool Curriculum

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Comparing Quantities: STEM for Tots

When I first opened the Math Concepts book I didn't really know what sort of challenges I would be facing.  I wanted my five-year-old daughter to understand counting, something that had been an ongoing battle for years.   But when I started the first lesson, and then the second, and then the third from this book… Continue reading Comparing Quantities: STEM for Tots

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Introducing Measurement: STEM For Tots

The Prep Work Last summer I was perusing the bargain section of Target when I came across this Discovery Workbook Math Concepts book. I thought it may be a useful tool in teaching Li'l A to count, which has been quite the struggle for years now. This book has proven to teach math far beyond… Continue reading Introducing Measurement: STEM For Tots

homeschool

Day Three of Seasons: Spring, Rain, and RAINBOWS!

Of all my hopes and planning for today, I think Spring is the season I most looked forward to covering. The girls already had a natural excitement for rainbows, and to really give them an opportunity to have a hands-on rainbow experience would put them over the moon. Circle Time Because of the nature of the… Continue reading Day Three of Seasons: Spring, Rain, and RAINBOWS!