Ivory Cloud Science Fun

Ivory Cloud Science Fun

Have I mentioned I love the internet? Well, I do and one of the reasons is because I come across fun ideas often that we try here at my home. The other day on Pinterest I found a great pin an ivory soap experiment – the original post is fabulous from Our Best Bites and shares the experiment plus a fun craft project with it as well and is worth … Continue Reading →
Peeps Must Die

Peeps Must Die

Poor peeps. I am not normally a violent person, but there is something about those Peeps that irk me. Therefore, rather than eating them (I hate the taste too), I nuke them in the microwave! Sorry Peeps. This is actually a great science experiment to try with the kids. Ask them what they think will happen to the peeps in the microwave first. Then put them in on a plate … Continue Reading →
Mystify the kids with the broom standing alone

Mystify the kids with the broom standing alone

We have all seen Sorcerer Mickey with his magic broom, now you can make people think you have one of your own. While this may seem like magic, there is actually some science behind it. A great learning opportunity for everyone in the family. There are all sorts of things floating around the last few days (since Leap Day) about this “trick”. I just saw it for the first time … Continue Reading →
Chaotic Connections Board Game

Chaotic Connections Board Game

Last Saturday night was our monthly birthday celebration and game night with my extended family. We get together and have dinner and then cake and presents to celebrate that month’s birthday people, and then we all play cards and board games together. This time it was my Fairy Godfather – Uncle Gary, and my cousin Ben. My husband insisted that they both really wanted gift cards from Bass Pro Shops … Continue Reading →
83 Teen Writing Prompts

83 Teen Writing Prompts

This evening I was looking through some of our homeschooling materials from our last year of homeschooling (yes I still miss it) and I came across the list of writing prompts that my son used during his junior high years. I thought some of you who homeschool might like this list. I had this list for my son to use for ideas for his daily journal writing if he could … Continue Reading →
Turn Cooking Into Science Class

Turn Cooking Into Science Class

If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I used to homeschool my son, Taylor. Rather than use a regular curriculum all the time, I really tried to find ways to incorporate specific lessons into everyday living. Last night on Top Chef Masters reminded me of this because the challenge was for the chefs to teach a scientific principal to high school students at a … Continue Reading →
Make Your Own Yearbook at Kodak Kiosk in Target

Make Your Own Yearbook at Kodak Kiosk in Target

I love this idea – instead of paying a fortune for yearbooks at school, especially at the high school level, make your own yearbooks. I can see maybe wanting your senior year high school yearbook, but the rest of the years I never ended up saving myself. Of course, when I was in school the books weren’t so expensive, they now cost a small fortune. Then there are the homeschooling … Continue Reading →
He CAN go to prom!

He CAN go to prom!

Finally, the administration at Shelton High School has gotten the message and headmaster, Beth Smith, agreed to let James Tate to to his high school prom (see my earlier post if you missed all the fuss). I’m really glad they reversed their decision, but a part of me is annoyed that it took SO much public outcry from his fellow students, his community, and the entire country even, to make … Continue Reading →
Synonyms Board Game Review and Giveaway

Synonyms Board Game Review and Giveaway

I have got another new board game to share with you all. Once again, homeschoolers and teachers will love this one, plus any of you word fiends will enjoy it as well. It is Synonyms from Lindergaff Publishing.  The basic premise of the game is to name synonyms for words. Your points are earning each of the letters in the word SYNONYMS, the first one to spell it wins. It … Continue Reading →
Homeschool Links

Homeschool Links

I’m cleaning out some miscellaneous files and bookmarks today and came across this list of some homeschooling links that we used fairly often when I was homeschooling Taylor. I thought I would share them with you all. I haven’t used them for a while, so they may have changed considerably since I last used them. While some of the sites are aimed at homeschool, others are aimed at public school … Continue Reading →