Books Down – What Else We Are Learning This Week

Learning without books! We had a terrifying incident last week when a Mustang side-swiped us coming home from the grocery store.. Feeling SO blessed that everyone walked away. That said, between getting the estimate, picking up the police report, and all that came with that sort of scare, we missed a lot of our fun stuff […]

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Quotes for Teachers and Students

Three of my favorite teacher/learning quotes from this week. An educational system isn’t worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn’t teach them how to make a life. 2. The world is your school. ~Martin H. Fischer 3. We could never have loved the earth so well […]

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One Point Perspective Name Drawings

One Point Perspective Name Drawings This is a fun project for Art time. Fold a paper in half Unfold it – the crease represents your horizon line. Measure to the halfway point in the center and make an X which will represent your vanishing point. Use stencils to have students trace there names at the […]

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Top Ten Videos of People Being Beautiful, Creative and Kind (2)

Top Ten Videos of People Being Beautiful, Creative and Kind Part Two 6. T has certainly faced his share of challenges. He has experienced severe speech and language delays. He has learned valuable lessons as he overcame these issues. He learned compassion and he learned to never judge a person. We are all different and […]

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Build A Marshmallow Tower – Engineering

Build A Marshmallow Tower – Engineering Simple and Fun Lessons on Engineering for Elementary Students Today we are beginning some hands-on lessons to introduce T to engineering. We are starting slow with this very simple marshmallow/toothpick tower and will move into more difficult problem solving with more advanced goals but you have to start somewhere. […]

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Making A Baking Soda Bubble Bomb

Part of our 5th Grade curriculum was selected by T himself. I found several online experiments and asked him to pick out ten he would like to try. Here is the first one he chose. There seems to be something deeply rooted in most boys that cause them to love explosions. I’m all for fireworks […]

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Our Choice for 5th Grade Home School Curriculum

It’s here already! It’s hard to believe that summer has passed and we are starting the 5th grade but the truth is, we are both kind of excited. Summer was great and we crossed almost everything off of our Summer Bucket List but as the weather cool’s down and we find ourselves inside more often […]

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Nat Geo -Around The World in 80 Days – 5th Grade Lesson

I wanted to share a piece of the curriculum we will be using as part of T’s 5th grade year. It is GIS Goes Around the World In 80 Days. To download the Teachers Guide click here. This includes the Teacher Instructions, Student Instructions, Student Answer Sheets and Answer Key. This wonderful lesson plan relates […]

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