Book of the week: I Wonder What’s Under There?

Book of the week: I Wonder What’s Under There?

[amazon_link asins=’0152766529′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’6805635b-4b15-11e8-9732-ff839c00b33f’] I love this book! I think I got it years ago…long before children…from the bargain section of Borders Books (I miss them!) when I was working there. It was so intriguing, I couldn’t resist! The idea of underwear throughout history!! It’s a cute little lift the flap sort of popup style picture book that […]

Homeschool Update!

I recently recorded a new episode of the Savvy Homeschool Moms podcast with my cohost (episode not ready for publish yet, but I’m aiming to have it out soon!)…and one of the things we talked about was what our curriculum and resources look like for the year…so I thought it might also be a good thing to post here! We […]

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 5

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 5

  (Volume 1, episode 5 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: India and China Topics: Discussion of major world religious beliefs, God, spirituality, Chinese culture, traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture. Historical characters this episode:  Jiddu Krishnamurti, Annie Besant, Yen Fu This episode was a lot deeper than any other so far. I really […]

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 4

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 4

  (Volume 1, episode 4 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: Russia and Greece Topics: Russian Cossacks,  Russian writers, Ancient Greece, Aristotle, Philosophy Historical characters this episode: Leo Tolstoy–Russian author   I seriously loved both parts of this episode. I think it may be my favorite so far. The first half we […]

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 3

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 3

  (Volume 1, episode 3 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: Vienna, Austria, and Florence, Italy Topics: love, Italian opera, Renaissance art, Galileo and Da Vinci Historical characters this episode: Giacomo Puccini– Italian opera composer Sigmund Freud— Austrian neurologist, father of psychoanalysis Carl Jung—Austrian psychiatrist/psychotherapist, founder of analytic psychology Alfred Adler—Austrian medical doctor […]

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 2

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, episode 2

  (Volume 1, episode 2 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) View on Amazon Prime Indy in the Classroom Link Setting: British East Africa (now Kenya), and Paris, France Topics: hunting in Africa, early 1900s art scene in Paris Historical characters this episode: Teddy Roosevelt, Norman Rockwell, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, George Braque, Henri Rousseau This episode was a wonderful […]

This week on Facebook

Here are the links and info I shared on Facebook this past week… Hoodamath.com This site has free online math games, some of which are based on already existing popular games, like Angry Birds, but it gives them an educational twist! Here is a fun video that explains the science of “baffling balloon behavior”. And while you’re there, check out […]

Children’s period games

So I recently thought of another idea to sprinkle into our learning…games and toys children played at the time we are studying about. So far I’m having a hard time finding much. I know there must be info out there…just a matter of finding it. If anyone knows of any good resources on historical info on children’s games and toys […]

2012 Summer Olympic opening ceremonies!

We’re getting ready to watch in just under an hour! I’m so excited! Was sharing some videos and links on my Facebook and Twitter pages (which you really should be following if you don’t want to miss out on anything from Homeschool Realm! Because often its a lot easier to just post over there than to make a whole new […]

Science, art, music timelines?

I’ve decided that I’d like to integrate as much of our studies as I can, around our history lessons…so I am in search of some good resources for science, art and music timelines…Any suggestions? What I envision is sticking with our history books as our “spine” (for my daughter, that is the “History of US” series by Joy Hakim, currently […]

Make a rain gauge out of a soda bottle

So I’m working on geography with my 6yr old, using a method that is supposed to be something Charlotte Mason would have approved of (it came out of the core book that I bought from a website that, sadly, no longer exists)…and we need a rain gauge. So I thought it would be great to make one ourselves. And we […]

Multi-generational education

Since enrolling my kids in a homeschool charter at the beginning of this school year (just about a month ago)…I’ve had a chance to see what I now strongly believe education SHOULD look like. Multi-generational. NOT segregating specific age groups and having them in a classroom with just one or 2 adults…but the WHOLE FAMILY being involved! My kids now […]

Weekly Challenges, anyone?

I’m still pursuing the educational aspects and project ideas for Minecraft, as mentioned in one of my latest posts… But at the same time I’m also pursuing ways to use Lego in our homeschooling… So far, my Googling is primarily turning up things about Lego Robotics. Something that we don’t own, which is particularly expensive, and which my kids are […]

Minecraft for homeschoolers?

Have you heard about Minecraft? My kids are ALLLLL about this game right now. I just found this article that has me on fire to make this game a part of our homeschooling. There’s also links to other articles on that page…lots of great info! Here’s another. How about this one: The Minecraft Teacher! So now I’d like to start […]

Big changes for us

Yesterday we went to the “Welcome Back” potluck at ERCLC. Got to re-connect with old friends and make some new ones! It was very friendly and wonderful! I am feeling VERY good about this choice to try this charter. The drive is a bit much (one hour, one way, so 2 hours each trip), but we listened to an audiobook […]