Category Archives: Science and Nature Study

Pearson Homeschool Science Curriculum Review

Pearson Homeschool Science Curriculum

I received this product for free. I am being compensated for my time to use the product and write this review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to provide a positive review. Science is one of those subjects that we’ve been pretty relaxed with so far. I haven’t done any formal (Continue reading…)

Rocks and Minerals Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

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Rocks and Minerals Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, and colorful way to expand your study of these two interesting countries! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 24 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. (Continue reading…)

FREE Fun Fact Card Pack – 20 Sample Cards for Unit Extension, Bulletin Boards, Games and Circle Time

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Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. Enjoy this FREE sampler set that features one card from each of my current 20 different Fun Fact Card sets. One teacher (Continue reading…)

Nature Study Ideas for People Who Prefer to Stay Indoors

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Nature study is a very popular topic in homeschooling circles right now, especially thanks to those who follow a Charlotte Mason style of education. And while I think most everyone would agree that the idea of nature study is a great one, it often doesn’t work for some families for any number of reasons. These (Continue reading…)

Reptiles and Amphibians Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Board, Games

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Reptiles and Amphibians Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to (Continue reading…)

Simple Learning Ideas for April Holidays, Units and Famous Birthdays

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April is full of fun learning opportunities such as National Poetry Month, Arbor Day, and John James Audubon’s birthday. Here are some simple and creative ideas to use this month! National Poetry Month National Poetry Month is a great time to introduce children to the world of poetry. By starting with engaging poems, there is (Continue reading…)

Arbor Day KWL – Graphic Organizers for Arbor Day Unit

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It’s time to celebrate Arbor Day! Get your celebration off to a great start with this ready to go KWL! A KWL is a quick and easy way to help your students focus on the topic at hand and makes it easy for you to assess your students’ prior knowledge and determine what they have (Continue reading…)

Trees KWL – Two Graphic Organizers for Tree Unit Study

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Get your tree unit off to a great start with this ready to go KWL! A KWL is a quick and easy way to help your students focus on the topic at hand and makes it easy for you to assess your students’ prior knowledge and determine what they have learned. These easy-to-use graphic organizers (Continue reading…)

Flowers and Plants Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time

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Flowers and Plants Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to (Continue reading…)

Butterfly Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Board, Games

Butterfly Fun Fact Cards - Unit Extension, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time

Butterfly Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to read one, (Continue reading…)

Farm Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time

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Farm Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to read one, they (Continue reading…)

Birds Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time

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Birds Fun Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to read one, (Continue reading…)

How I Teach Science – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years

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My approach to science in our relaxed homeschooling family has been very relaxed. My philosophy is that all children really need in early elementary is exposure to science topics and to develop a healthy curiosity about the world around them. If a child is curious, she will learn plenty even in an unstructured way. We (Continue reading…)

Ocean Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

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Take you students exploring in the ocean! Ocean Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. (Continue reading…)

Penguin Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

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Who doesn’t love penguins? Children love learning about these cute birds. Penguin Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics. One teacher shared: “My kids are addicted to reading these (Continue reading…)

Pumpkins KWL Graphic Organizers for Pumpkin Units

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Pumpkin units offer so many fun opportunities for learning! Start off your pumpkin unit with a KWL activity! A KWL helps your students focus on the topic at hand and makes it easy for you to assess your students’ prior knowledge and track what they have learned. This easy-to-use KWL chart provides a neat and (Continue reading…)