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Help Teach Your Kids About Weather With Freddy The Frogcaster

Help Teach Your Kids About Weather With Freddy The Frogcaster

I think all kids delight in picture books and stories due to the vivid imagery and colors to engage them in each one. We really enjoy using stories to help us delve into a topic. In the case of Freddy the Frogcaster you will find it to be a great way to teach your kids(…)

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Magnets and Magnetism Lapbook & Activities

Magnets and Magnetism Lapbook & Activities

Magnets and Magnetism offer a ton of fun hands on science experiments that you can easily do in your home. Here we have collected some resources to help you along in your study of magnets and magnetism. Magnet and Magnetism Facts Magnets are objects that produce an area of magnetic force called a magnetic field.(…)

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Science Experiments That Won’t Burn Your House Down

Science Experiments That Won’t Burn Your House Down

There is only so much knowledge that can be derived from books and the Internet. Some subjects provide more of an impact if there is an element of “hands-on.” Science experiments are a great example of this. Affordable At Home Science Experiments: 1. Powered by Food Potato batteries are fun to make regardless of how old(…)

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A Bug/Insect Unit Using Eric Carle Books ~ The Very Quiet Cricket

A Bug/Insect Unit Using Eric Carle Books ~ The Very Quiet Cricket

Two weeks ago I shared The Grouchy Ladybug portion of our Bug/Insect Unit Study. Then last week we continued our Bug/Insect Unit, entering the world of spiders. This week we are learning about crickets, enjoying The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle, and also comparing/contrasting crickets to grasshoppers. The Very Quiet Cricket Storybook: The Very(…)

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A Bug/Insect Unit Using Eric Carle Books ~ The Very Busy Spider

A Bug/Insect Unit Using Eric Carle Books ~ The Very Busy Spider

Last week I shared The Grouchy Ladybug portion of our Bug/Insect Unit Study. As we continue with our Bug/Insect Unit we enter the world of spiders, beginning with reading The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. Spider Facts: All spiders have 8 legs All spiders make silk in their bodies which is used to spin(…)

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A Bug/Insect Unit Using Eric Carle Books ~ The Grouchy Ladybug

A Bug/Insect Unit Using Eric Carle Books ~ The Grouchy Ladybug

Ava and I are working our way through a bug/insect unit using Eric Carle books. Homeschoolshare has a bunch of great lapbooks for these books which has been our stemming point. From there we also really like Enchanted Learning and First School for information and printables. Check in over the coming weeks for the rest(…)

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Robins – Outdoor Hour Nature Challenge #2

Robins – Outdoor Hour Nature Challenge #2

The Handbook of Nature Study blog is the home of the weekly Outdoor Hour Challenge which encourages families to enjoy the nature in their own backyards through simple activities and nature journals. A global community of families link up with the Outdoor Hour Challenge community in a monthly newsletter and blog carnival.   Outdoor Hour(…)

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Nature Study: Daffodils – Dissection, Poetry & Drawings

Nature Study: Daffodils – Dissection, Poetry & Drawings

We read from the Big Handbook of Nature Study about daffodils and learned some flower vocabulary. To go along with our theme of daffodils we read the poem Daffodils (I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud) by William Wordsworth, and included a copy of it in our nature journals. We also watched this great animated version of(…)

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Bluebird Nature Walk ~ Includes Facts & Nesting Boxes

Bluebird Nature Walk ~ Includes Facts & Nesting Boxes

We recently enjoyed a nature walk which included a guide that took us around to check out nesting boxes and fed us loads of great information about a couple of the common types of birds that would nest in them. It was primarily about bluebirds (thus the Bluebird Nature Walk) but there are other birds(…)

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Teeth Unit ~ Week 3 ~ Going to the Dentist

Teeth Unit ~ Week 3 ~ Going to the Dentist

Ava and I just finished our third and final week of 3 on a tooth unit study. I found a tooth unit from HomeSchoolShare to use as my starting point and then I am adding and subtracting as I see fit. During our first week, we read Throw Your Tooth on the Roof and started(…)

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Teeth Unit ~ Week 2 ~ Science Fair Bunnies

Teeth Unit ~ Week 2 ~ Science Fair Bunnies

  Ava and I just finished our second week of 3 on a tooth unit study. I found a tooth unit from HomeSchoolShare to use as my starting point and then I am adding and subtracting as I see fit. During our first week, we read Throw Your Tooth on the Roof and started some(…)

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