Thursday, April 16, 2015

What is a Local History Club?

One of the things we did this year that we really enjoyed was to join a local history club.  I owe a special thank you to a local Mom who was motivated and initiated this among our group of friends.  Living in the South and studying a lot of civil war history for this year's CC curriculum, it was a perfect fit.  We had many field trip opportunities that blended both our local North Carolina history with our CC studies of the Civil War period.  I was very thankful that we did it and it gave us an additional chance to see friends and share in another educational experience together each month.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Last Wonderful Wednesday! Easter Celebration!

Hard to believe we are done!  Wonderful Wednesday has seen it's final week!  The last week landed on April fools day, and right before Easter.  I couldn't help but have some messy, erupting fun to bring it all to a close!  I even played an April fool's day joke on all the kids!  I've included instructions and ingredients for all this week's Wonderful Wednesday's fun - great for anytime of the year -not just Easter!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Blessing Friends for Easter!

Each year we try to come up with something to do that is special for Easter.  We did a hands on devotion last year, and a meaningful project the year before, so it was a year to bless someone.   This year we decided to "egg" friends with blessings for Easter.  So here's what we did, and there's still time for you to do it too!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Preamble Fun with Lichtenstein!

Today we were commemorating our timeline memory work with our dress up of New York's own Lady Liberty.  We also celebrated our history sentence for the week, by doing a Lichtenstein art project, that reflected our patriotism!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fossil Fun!

Today we explored some fun with fossils and touched on catastrophism again!  There were three fun projects, some weather related jokes and a dual of the zebra's to decide who would make it on the Big Boat!  To end the day the kids created their own banana boat arks.  Join us as we explore the fun of fossils!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Pi Day Celebration!

For us, celebrating Pi Day was started three years ago by happenstance.  I heard on the radio that Pi day was being celebrated by a local restaurant, offering slices of pie for $3.14 that day…mentioning it to my WW Moms, two of us ended up going and we've celebrated each year since.  This year was a special Pi Day - it won't come again for 100 years!  So we did a party this time, and it was lots of fun.  

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Introducing the Science of Origins

The Science or Origins can be a scary thing to introduce to children, but we took it on anyway this week.  My goal was to help the kids tie together some of their science labs and expose them to arguments they will hear out in the world regarding Darwinism and Creationism.  I also highlighted some strengths and weaknesses for both arguments.  My main objective in the end however, was to have them walk away recognizing three things to be true…