Solar System
STEM

A Lesson on Stars- Astronomy for Kids

Astronomy is perhaps THE all around favorite science for kids of ALL ages.  Who isn't inspired to wonder when following along the milky way just at their zenith.  For me, there was no more magical memory then when dad invited me to gaze at the kaleidoscopic technicolor ball of wonder we call a star through… Continue reading A Lesson on Stars- Astronomy for Kids

Art Appreciation, homeschool

Georgia O’Keeffe Activities For Kids

I planned Georgia O'Keeffe activities this week solely due to our mornings being filled with activities revolving around mummies, pyramids, and dances along the Nile.  I wanted to stick to the idea of deserts, and it also allowed for a bonus opportunity to discuss the differences in varying deserts from the soft sands of the… Continue reading Georgia O’Keeffe Activities For Kids

Claude Monet for Kids
Art Appreciation

Claude Monet Activities For Kids

There was so much that went into impressionism that I spent the entire weekend reading art teacher blog, after art teacher blog compiling all the information I could fathom.  This movement was a cornerstone in art, laying the foundation of many great artists to come.  Such as Fauvism with Matisse and Kandinsky or Post-Impressionism with… Continue reading Claude Monet Activities For Kids

STEM, Themed Units

Sea Life: A One Week Homeschool Unit

It was one of our final weeks of summer as we made our final bi-weekly trip to the bookstore.  Once each of the kiddos picked out a book they wanted to take home, and I chose a book from the Ordinary People Change the World collection, we made our way to the section with education… Continue reading Sea Life: A One Week Homeschool Unit

STEM

Sea Life Day Three: Sharks

I have never been one to partake in Shark week, I am not big on marine life trivia, and I'm not big on watching animals in nature on my television.  There is just something offsetting with that setup.  That being said this was not the first time that B and I had partaken in a… Continue reading Sea Life Day Three: Sharks

STEM

Sea Life Day Two: Jelly Fish VS Squid Lesson Plan

To be honest, going into this lesson I was aware there were differences between Jelly Fish and Squids, but I'd never cared enough to sit down and discover them.   The kids and I explored together the differences in anatomy, environment, and diet. Objectives Practice comparison and contrast between a Jellyfish and a Squid. Build… Continue reading Sea Life Day Two: Jelly Fish VS Squid Lesson Plan