Tag Archives: Science

A Grab Bag of Useful Resources

Homeschoolers tend to be an individualistic bunch, so when looking for ways to teach our children, we often go beyond the standard lineup of textbooks and curriculum. Here’s a “grab bag” of resources that our family has found helpful recently: The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, by William Boniface (novels):  In Superopolis,everybody has a superpower . […]

A Caterpillar Story

We recently did a very homeschoolerish thing: We captured a caterpillar to watch it transform into a butterfly. My son is obsessed with the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and when we discovered a host of black swallowtail caterpillars demolishing my parsley patch, I figured it was a good time to try this experiment. What […]

Learning from Fostering Kittens

In a recent post about art and nature classes we participated in, I wrote about helping kids experience things that broaden their perspective and enrich them. One experience we have failed, until recently, to give our children is having a furry animal in our home to nurture and love. It’s not that my husband and […]

Twice in a Blue Moon

Our 6-year-old is fascinated by calendars. When we discovered his interest last year, we put him in charge of marking each day off the calendar, and he’s taken that responsibility very seriously. Every morning (almost), he starts off the day by crossing out the previous day, and usually provides a commentary about our progress through […]