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STEM

Challenging Ourselves to Challenge Our Children

Sometimes we forget to challenge our children when we homeschool. Unlike the more common form of schooling, homeschooling affords us the opportunity to take things slowly. We can reassess methods as necessary, and because we have more time to do so, we do not have to rush to get through the material. It is much […]

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STEM

Web Design and Technology

I am a techie. Always have been. For some reason, I was able to understand computers, and from the moment I used my first one back in 1988, I just knew what to do. I’m a self-taught web developer, and I love having the ability to make computers do what I want. Suffice it to […]

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STEM

Multiplication by Grouping

We’ve spent a lot of time on addition and subtraction in part because I wanted to insure that The Tornado had a good grasp of her fact families. I used to feel pressure to keep up with others who were also using Singapore Math, but I’ve become less concerned with the speed in which we […]

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History and Geography Homeschooling STEM

Step By Step: Building a Volcano

We are learning all about PreHistory and I’ve decided to include as many activities as possible because I love arts and crafts. The Tornado was very interested in how volcanoes formed land, so after watching a short movie about volcanoes on BrainPop, I thought it would be a great idea to build a working volcano. It […]

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History and Geography Homeschooling Physical Education STEM

A Modern Day Treasure Hunt Learning Experience

I heard about geocaching a while back from another homeschooler with whom I am somewhat familiar. He mentioned that he and his family were very much into this treasure hunting activity but I wrote it off as it was the middle of winter and sounded like something only very eccentric people did for fun. OK, […]

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Books Planning STEM

Planning in the midst of Chaos

Let me back track a little to give you an idea of what our lives are like now. I actually design websites and do social media consulting for a living. For the last year, I was the social media manager for a regional food chain. When that position ended, the Media Agency offered me a […]