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Schooling outside the four walls

It’s finally here!  Fall.  And with it is cooler (notice the -er) weather and the chance to get out of these four walls and learn. Today we did just that.  Because we are studying birds this week, we had a super-sleuth, bird, scavenger hunt.  Because I love...

Four Keys to a Successful First Day of (Home)School

Well, it’s that time of year again. The time when…*school supplies are set out in the front of every store*parents fight the crowds with a supply list in hand*children’s wardrobes are spruced up with new school clothes/shoes…or uniforms*parents...

Hands-On Learning

This year in school, we are studying “Rome to the Reformation” together as a theme unit study.  I love learning together for many reasons.  But, one of the best things is that we can do projects and experiments together and not have to repeat different...

Out With the Old and In With the New

Now that we have had our “first day of school” fun.  It’s time to get down to business:) One of the first things that we do every year is get out our notebooks or portfolios of last year’s learning and clean them out.  As the kids pull out all...

Science at the Zoo…classification

Today was another zoo day. We love to use the zoo as a resource for learning and this year it actually fits nicely with the Science that we are already studying.   On this trip, I decided to have the kids classify animals. I found this great site for classifying...