New subject

I recently added a new subject to our schoolwork. My kids have become masters at making movies on the computer using iMovie. I decided it was time for them to learn to use all of the other programs, too. Of course, they all love playing with the computer programs! For...

Valentine’s Party

Our home-school co-op had a Valentine’s exchange after our regular classes. The kids got excited about making boxes for their valentines and worked hard on them all week. Andrew’s was a Sonic themed car. He is really into Sonic lately and spends lots of...

SciTech Museum

We had a field trip today with our home-school co-op to a science museum about 20 minutes from our house. This was a ton of fun. They had converted an old downtown post office into the SciTech Museum, which was full of hands-on experiments perfect for the ages of our...

Eating leaves

One of our assignments for our Biology class this year was to take the little radish sprouts we have been growing and eat them. We were supposed to divide the sprout into three sections and try to determine in which section the radish grows. OK. It’s kind of...

Our science project continues

31/365 Today we got back to work on our radish-growing project. It’s always exciting to look inside our orange-juice carton to see how our seeds have grown. The kids have to plot the progress on a chart in their workbooks. Today, we also made mini planters to...

Sled dogs

29/365 I mentioned before that I am teaching a class at our co-op on the Iditarod race across Alaska. Just by chance, there was a demonstration at the arboretum this weekend on dog-sled racing and the Iditarod. We got together with another family that is in the class....