My Body

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To enhance our study of the human body last year we used an excellent, inexpensive resource from Teacher Created Materials.  My Body is a book of reproducibles representing each of a child’s body parts.  You can also see the full table of contents and a product sample at the above link. Before beginning the book, [...]

God’s Design Science

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Last year we decided to take a break from our traditional Apologia Young Explorers science curriculum.  I have used that program for years and absolutely love it!  But after completing all but one of the books in the series I was ready for a change.  I’m sure we’ll go back to them in the future [...]

Getting Organized for a New Year

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  It’s that time again! We’ve started back to school. Have you? We’ve left the Ancients behind, and have moved on to the Middle Ages. New books, new projects, new feasts await. But first, I always have to get organized. One of the most important things, for me, is to get my history and science [...]

Apologia Science

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When we studied Jeannie Fulbright’s book Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day (Apologia Science Young Explorers) several years ago, my goal was to provide my elementary aged children with an interesting science curriculum. I never could have imagined that the curriculum would light a fire in my children’s hearts about birds, and lead our whole [...]

Whatever is Lovely: Nature Study

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  “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 If you’ve been following this series, you know that Whatever is Lovely has turned out to be a very broad category! I’m glad to [...]

Online Courses

Our oldest son has taken some courses online over the past few years and it has been a great benefit to him–and to me. Latin By his third year of Latin study, I could no longer keep up with him. It had gotten to the point that I would check his work with the teacher [...]

Synergy

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I love synergy. The American Heritage dictionary defines synergy as, “the interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.” Charlotte Mason had another term for synergy. She called it The Science of Relations. She wrote, “Education is the ‘Science of Relations’; [...]

Gathering Supplies in Advance

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In past years, hands on history projects and science experiments often seemed to fall by the wayside. My kids love doing this stuff, and it is so valuable for them…but it just wasn’t getting done! The main reason was the time involved in locating everything we needed to do an experiment. Frequently, after searching for [...]