With a learner who prefers video and learning online to just about anything else, I’m always on the lookout for new sites she can explore. Here’s a list of online learning activities for kids.
NOAA Discover Your World Activity Book
NOAA (North Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has a free downloadable Discover Your World Activity Book for children.
It is full of hands-on activities related to science topics such as the earth, weather and climate. These would be especially good for upper elementary and middle school students.
Check it out here: NOAA Discover Your World Activity Book.
The University of Illinois Science Activities for … Read more »
Caroline and I are starting a new Grapevine Studies Bible study. I decided to do Esther with her since I thought the adventurous storyline would appeal to her. Esther is a strong woman and her story provides lots of opportunity for meaningful discussions about culture, faith, obedience and what it means to be a woman used by God.
The Appeal of GrapeVine Studies
GrapeVine Studies appeal to Caroline and me for a few reasons. (See also my previous review of Grapevine’s New Testament overview.) For me, they are easy to prepare and even I can do … Read more »
Reading a book by the fire
The first day of the NCAA Basketball Tournament
Caroline’s belly laugh
Being married to my best friend
Playing favorite hymns on the piano
Rose-breasted grosbeaks at our feeders
Drives in the country
Black patent leather
Vermont in autumn
Peaceful Christmas music
Hugs from Caroline
Buzzer beaters on my birthday
My NIV Study Bible with decades worth of notes
Stones of remembrance
Watching robins in the birdbath
Marching band drum lines
Listening to Caroline and David playing
The wit of Downton Abbey
Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon
A good night’s sleep
A … Read more »
Before I begin, I want to make one thing clear.
I have no problem with people making money on their blog or website and I am all for people working successfully at home.
But I abhor video ads on websites. I especially abhor the ones that play audio as soon as they start. It drives me nuts when my entire browser freezes up because multiple video ads are launching in a sidebar all at once.
Which means lately I have abhorred even visiting my own site. There were days I literally had to relaunch my browser WHEN VISITING MY OWN SITE … Read more »
Sometimes things seem so obvious in retrospect. The loneliness of homeschooling a gifted child is one of those truths that somehow fully escaped me until recently. I realized it feels a bit like I’m going down a never-ending rabbit hole of moving further and further out of the norm in terms of our homeschooling. And the further you move away from the mainstream, the lonelier it becomes.
This post is part of the Gifted Homeschool Forum’s blog hop entitled Educating Gifted Children: The Many Ways We Approach Their Learning. I always kind of dread these blog hops because I … Read more »
We have a strange relationship with math in our home. Caroline and David are both visual-spatial learners so their approach to math is from whole to part instead of part to whole. I took a lot of upper level math (and science) in high school, but only because I was college prep and did what I had to do. I got all A’s, but I worked hard for them. Math did not come easily to me and was a necessary evil in many ways. So while I don’t have math phobia, I could take it or leave it. David and … Read more »
Minecraft for Moms from Medium – I was one of those very skeptical moms when it came to the value of Minecraft. I’m not any longer.
How to Start Homeschooling in the Middle of the Year from home|school|life – If you are thinking of making the jump, here are some suggestions to get you started.
High Chance that 2 Rooms are Hidden Behind King Tut’s Tomb from NPR – Could be an amazing discovery!
Have you tried one of these yet? They are getting rave reviews! I received one for Christmas from my … Read more »
Polar animals are fascinating creatures! Whether it is polar bears, penguins, or the arctic fox, each one is an interesting part of the world. This polar animals activity is a great way to review facts about polar animals.
There are ten statements and your students will sort them into two piles – True and False. I purposely made a few of them tricky so students have to read carefully and not fly by the words too quickly!
This would be great paired with my Polar Animals Lapbook or any of the other polar, penguin and arctic activities I have in … Read more »