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Homeschool

The Cutest (and almost free!) Acorn Necklaces

The Cutest (and almost free!) Acorn Necklaces

Last week I volunteered to host a party for my daughter’s fourth grade class. Sometimes I say these things without thinking them through. Well, that’s not true. I have big ideas, say them out loud (and with gusto!) and then sigh when I have to […]

Field Trip Fun – Art at Trader Joe’s!

Field Trip Fun – Art at Trader Joe’s!

I’ve kind of been known to make things up. A lot. Words, phrases, good ideas, bad ideas. Lots of big ideas. When we decided to homeschool, I had lots and lots of ideas on things we could do. Some were good, most were bad. This […]

Week 10 – Learning on the Go

Week 10 – Learning on the Go

Here we are, ten weeks into our travel and homeschool adventure. When I was researching homeschool, I heard that it takes a few months to find a groove and feel comfortable. I would say we’ve reached peak discomfort (at least I hope so) and are […]

Week 8 – Recycling, Presentations & Giant Holes

Week 8 – Recycling, Presentations & Giant Holes

Well, we’re eight weeks into our travel / homeschool journey. We started our week with a field trip to the Kent County Recycling & Education Center. They offer free tours and activities every Monday from 1:00 – 5:00. I’ve been meaning to go for a […]

Barringer Meteor Crater National Natural Landmark

Barringer Meteor Crater National Natural Landmark

A few weeks ago, a meteor cruised through the night sky here in Michigan. It was big news, and we spent a good part of our homeschool day watching videos, learning about meteoroids vs. meteors vs. meteorites. (Read our previous post here.) It was fun, […]

Arizona and the Grand Canyon – Unit Study Resources

Arizona and the Grand Canyon – Unit Study Resources

Here’s a simple list of resources I used for our Arizona and Grand Canyon unit studies. Full disclosure – I am not a teacher. I’m a mom who’s fairly organized, likes research, and has a lot of really great teacher friends who point me in […]

Arizona Prep

Arizona Prep

We leave for Arizona Friday and we’re super excited. To continue our studies on Arizona and the southwest, we made a trip to the arid garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens. The kids were asked to find a saguaro cactus and draw it. The saguaro cactus […]

10 Questions with Ms. S

10 Questions with Ms. S

Today’s post is from our very own Ms. S. She didn’t want to write anything on her own so we settled for 10 questions. Do you like homeschool? Why? Mmhmm. I like it because I’m at home. It’s cozy. Is it what you expected? A […]

Chunk Hot Ville

Chunk Hot Ville

Today we’re at my mom’s house. She was an elementary teacher for 30+ years, so I asked her to plan a few lessons for us. The first lesson was a creative writing assignment. First each kid had to pick their favorite number between one and […]

Guest Teacher – Mrs. Murray!

Guest Teacher – Mrs. Murray!

We love art. That’s why we were so, so excited to have our friend (and former art teacher), Mrs. Murray, join us today. She is amazing. I knew we’d incorporate a lot of art into learning on our own, but I wanted to make sure […]