First School Day with the New Baby!

One of the most frequently-asked questions is, how do you homeschool when you have a baby? So I will share with you what our first day of school with a new baby looked like. We didn’t try to do as much as usual, since we were coming off of a one-week break, and it’s never a good idea to try …

Daily Work 1.20.15: Bacteria, Microscopes, and Color

A bit of our recent work…from microscopes to growing bacteria! Miss Braveheart working on colors, with the second box of color tablets: Then she decided to work with this box of knobless cylinders. I continue to notice her taking them out of the box in order, even though she didn’t choose to line them up this week. She is already …

Three Kings Day!

Did you celebrate Three Kings’ Day yesterday? We did! We didn’t do a lot, but there are two traditions we never forget: leaving our shoes out for the Wise Men to fill with a few little surprises, and making the Kings’ Bread…and eating it, of course! In some places, children receive gifts from the Wise Men in the same way that …

Daily Work 11.19.14: Thanksgiving, Towers, and Painted Bells

A bit more of what we’ve been working on, from multiplication to the history of Thanksgiving! As always, this is some of our recent work…but not all of it! Mr. Scientist is 8 years old (3rd grade); Miss Adventuress is 5.5 years old (kindergarten) and Miss Braveheart is 2 years old. Mr. Scientist began working on the commutative and distributive …

Daily Work 11.10.14: Liquids, Gases, BioBlitz, and Calligraphy

I gave the presentation on states of matter: liquids and gasess. We’d already done the presentation on solid. The details on how I presented these concepts merit their own post, so I’ll leave that for later. But the main ideas Mr. Scientist and Miss Adventuress came away with were that the particles of a liquid hold on to each other, …

Daily Work 10.21.14: Density, Angle Bisection, Math Facts, and Solids

Just a few pictures to show some of our recent work! Here we have the materials for the presentation on the density of liquids. There is water, oil, and molasses in the test tubes, and we demonstrated that the heaviest substance always fights to get to the bottom, and the lightest substance fights to get to the top. Mr. Scientist …

Toddler Daily Work 9.22.14

Since I ran out of space in the last post to show you Miss Braveheart’s work, I’ve dedicated a separate post just to her! She is 2 years and 3 months, and this is the work she has on her main work shelf this week. She uses some other materials, too, but these are the ones she uses while I’m …

Daily Work 9.22.14

 Last week we decided to stay at a nearby lake for a couple of days; here Mr. Scientist and Miss Adventuress are exploring with Papi (Dad).     Mr. Scientist climbing rocks and looking for animals. He felt he was taking big risks, jumping from rock to rock and sometimes with water in between them! Miss Adventuress taking risks too …

Weekly Plans 9.22.14

Sunday night ALWAYS finds me preparing for the upcoming week; what about the rest of you? I’m going to share the plans I have this week. There is one page for each child. I don’t anticipate we’ll finish all of this work in one week, and this isn’t a checklist. Many of the works listed will be done several times, …