Homeschool

What I Learned in My First 3 Years of Homeschooling

I am now 3 and a half years into my homeschool journey. I started by pulling one kid out of public school because she was miserable, and ended up pulling the other kid too, simply because I fell in love with homeschooling and wanted both of my children to experience it. Here is what I’ve… Continue reading What I Learned in My First 3 Years of Homeschooling

Homeschool · Nature Study

Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Florida

Recently we were invited on a trip to Destin, Florida with friends who had rented a condo and had extra space. It was one of those situations where I could think of a thousand reasons not to go (mostly financial), but then I realized that my kids are only little once and we have to… Continue reading Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Florida

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You don’t have to go to college, but you should educate yourself…

It’s graduation season and all the high school seniors are leaving the nest and heading off into the big wide world. I hear people ask them where they’re going to college, as if it’s a given. All the ones I know do happen to be going to college, but I sort of wish at least… Continue reading You don’t have to go to college, but you should educate yourself…

Get Outdoors · Homeschool

Learn latitude and longitude with geocaching!

Have you ever heard of geocaching? It’s basically a modern day treasure hunt using GPS technology. You use latitude and longitude coordinates to follow a map and find a hidden treasure. We use the geocaching app on my smart phone and it’s easy enough for my 8 year old to figure it out. It’s a… Continue reading Learn latitude and longitude with geocaching!

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Digestive System Science Experiment: How Does Bile Break Down Fat?

This week we continued our study of the digestive system. We covered the liver and pancreas. The liver makes bile, which is used by our bodies to break down fat in the small intestine. We did this science experiment to show how bile works. Materials: Milk (at least 2% fat) Food Coloring Dish soap cotton… Continue reading Digestive System Science Experiment: How Does Bile Break Down Fat?