Magic School Bus Science Club!

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If you have children (ages 5-12) who enjoy the Magic School Bus books or videos–and if you like doing science experiments with them–then you’ll LOVE The Magic School Bus Science Club!

Developed by a team of Harvard graduates, scientists, and educators, the award-winning Magic School Bus Science Kits are delivered monthly right to your doorstep. Children will explore science through experiments that will spark an interest and curiosity in science.

Each kit includes a colorful manual based on The Magic School Bus characters, as well as everything you need to complete at least seven experiments related to that month’s theme.
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What’s in the Magic School Bus Science Club?

1-year subscription includes 12 Magic School Bus kits!

Each kit includes:

  • Detailed 12-page colorful manual that is full of experiments and topic information, based on the popular Magic School Bus books and TV series
  • An adult section so that those with no science background will find the kits easy to use
  • Materials and information necessary for a range of interactive experiments
  • Online Clubhouse for further exploration on each kit topic
  • Certificate of Completion

Kit Topics:
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Here’s what one parent had to say about the kits:

“These are just plain awesome for a child! These kits stimulate the mind in a fun way, They are well put together, and if you like helping with the kit you will have a ball. Anyone with a child who loves the stars or anything else, this is for you. Go ahead take a ride on the Magic School Bus… well worth it. Thanks!”

If you know your family would have great fun with this, now’s a great time to sign up!

Through the end of the week, you can receive 50% OFF a year’s subscription through Educents! This is an incredible deal!

You can even create and print off your own gift cards to let your children know about the surprise.

Enjoy your exploration alongside Ms. Frizzle!

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 Much Love & Many Blessings!
 

Increase Your Productivity with These 5 Simple Tips

I’m a single mom who works away from home and homeschools my children.  My time is PRECIOUS! I have had to be ruthless about cutting some things out that were just time-sucking my day away. When I first returned to work, I would come home, get a snack, and watch an episode (or five) on Netflix. I reasoned that I had been at work all day so I deserve a break before switching hats for my next task.

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A Narnia Giveaway!

I am so incredibly excited to be a part of this Narnia Giveaway. The Chronicles of Narnia Series is one of our all-time favorites in this house. My 12-year-old keeps reading the first book over and over. I ask him if he wants to reread the series and he replies, “No mom, I just really like this one.”

So, in honor of this giveaway, I’m including some subject study ideas PLUS twelve free resources to use with the Chronicles of Narnia Series.

Possible subject studies to do with The Chronicles of Narnia

Virtues

Theology

Critical Thinking

Social Studies

Geography

English Literature

Art

Cooking

Copywork

Sewing/Costumes

Drama

History

C. S. Lewis

Character Building


12 free resources to use with this Series

Chronicles of Narnia Classroom Activity Guide

The Chronicles of Narnia Unit Study

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Lapbook

The Silver Chair Unit Study

The Horse and His Boy Lapbook

The Magician’s Nephew Lapbook

Voyage of the Dawn Treader Lapbook

Map of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia Language Arts Worksheets

Narnia Activity Package

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Sparknotes

The Chronicles of Narnia Unit Study Resources


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How have you used The Chronicles of Narnia in your homeschool? Share your ideas with us in the comments below.

Much Love & Many Blessings!

8 Valentine’s Day Resources for Your Tech-Savvy Child

I have one child who will look for any reason to get on his laptop, and I don’t mean just to play video games. When we read aloud he wants to look up new words or the city/state/country of the setting. While doing our Math notebooking he has looked up Math vocabulary and how-to videos. He has requested and completed the Hour of Code on Khan and wants more like it, but more challenging. So, for all the moms out there with children like my son (and not) here are 8 Valentine’s Day resources for your tech-savvy child.

 


8 Valentine’s Day Resources for Your Tech-Savvy Child

Interactive Sites for Education has a lot of online options for many subjects, including Valentine’s day.

 

Canva is a fun free site where you can design your own cards.

 

Enjoy this engaging Unit Study from Techie Homeschool Mom.

 

Create your own poem on this fun site

 

Send  e-cards to friends.

 

Watch the history of Valentine’s Day on YouTube

 

Use Sketchpad to create your own Valentine’s Day Art

 

Use these writing prompts and your favorite document program for some writing fun.

Or if your child enjoys research, have them research facts about Valentine’s Day and write (type) a paper. Believe me, I will be utilizing some of these with my son.

Post pictures of their creations below.

Much Love & Many Blessings!

Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: Chocolate

Welcome to Day 5 of Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: Chocolate. As far as I’m concerned you can keep all that other candy and give me the chocolate lol. If you missed any of the other days and would like to check them out the links are below. And now most people’s favorite part of Valentine’s Day, CHOCOLATE goodness! At least it’s mine 😉


Chocolate Goodness for you

Raspberry Chocolate Swiss Roll by Garnish & Glaze

Strawberry Brownie Kabob by Sweet Tooth

Vegan Chocolate Cinnamon Hearts by Emma Eats…And Katie Too!

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies by Sally’s Baking Addiction

Cholocate Truffles by Simply Recipes

Chocolate Mousse Cake by I Heart Eating

Dark Chocolate Fondue by The Well Floured Kitchen

Rocky Road Cookie Fudge Bars by Chocolate Moosey

Double Chocolate Coconut Almond Truffles by Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

White Chocolate Cherry Granola by Recipe Diaries

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Dip by Dip Recipe Creations

There you have it. Five days of Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool. I hope you have found these useful and delicious! Click the links below for the previous four days.

  1. Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: Crafts
  2. Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: STEM
  3. Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: Sensory Play
  4. Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: Science

Much Love & Many Blessings!

Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: Science

Welcome to Day 4 of Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: Science  If you missed any of the first three days you will find the links below.  Today we are focused on Science. Because what homeschooling mom in her right mind doesn’t use a holiday as a reason to do experiments? It’s great when the kids are having so much fun that they forget they are doing school work 🙂


12 Science ideas to check out

Dancing Conversation Hearts

Homemade Slime

Crystal Hearts

Fizzy Heart

Bubbles!

Density Jar

Salt and Ice

Love Potion

Magnetic Hearts

Viscosity Hearts

Chromatography

Static Electricity

 

Thank you, Playdough to Plato, Little Bins for Little Hands, The STEM Laboratory, The Pinterested Parent, Pre-K Pages, Lemon Lime Adventures, Red Ted Art, Mommy’s Bundle, Adventures and Play, Schooling a Monkey, and The Science Kiddo for all of your wonderful experiments!

If you missed the first three days here are the links:

Much Love & Many Blessings!

Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: Sensory Play

Welcome to Day 3 of Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: Sensory Play. We can’t leave out the littles when planning our activities for Valentine’s Day so today I have rounded up some interactive play for the young ones. These activities are great for indoor fun during those days when it’s just too cold to go outside and explore.

 

10 Sensory Play ideas to check out

Sensory Bin

Valentine’s Day Soup

Sensory Bottle

Squishy Heart Sensory Bag

Light Table Activities

Sensory Writing Tray

Heart Themed Sensory Play

Indoor Sandbox

Decorating Cherry Play Clay Hearts

Touch and Feel Hearts

Thank you, Living Montessori Now, Fun at Home with Kids, The OT Toolbox, B-Inspired Mama, Lalymom, The Imagination Tree, Teach Me Mommy, My Bored Toddler, Buggy and Buddy, and Simple Play Ideas for these wonderful ideas.

If you missed Day One or Day Two just follow the links below 🙂

Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: Crafts

Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: STEM

Much Love & Many Blessings!

Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: STEM

Welcome to day 2 of Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: STEM/STEAM.  If your children are anything like mine they would much rather spend their days doing hands-on projects than book learning. It’s so much more fun doing activities, sharing ideas, and learning together!

We all know with Valentine’s Day comes all those marshmallows, conversation hearts, and candy. So why not put them to good use (other than sugar intake and cavities). So for your hands-on kiddos and potential Engineers here are your sugar-coated STEM projects (and some not so coated).

8 STEM/STEAM activities for you to check out

   Heart Rocket Candy Structures

Cupid’s Arrow Math Game

Valentine’s Day Coding

Conversation Heart Catapult

Cupid’s Arrow Balloon Game

Build Lego Hearts

Build a Valentine’s Spinner

Conversation Heart Tower

Thank you Little Bins for Little Hands, Teach Beside Me, The Stem Laboratory, Steam Powered Family, and Math Geek Mama for all of your awesome ideas.

If you missed day 1 you can find it here.

Much Love & Many Blessings!

Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series: Crafts

When Valentine’s Day comes around each year I don’t think about all that romantic stuff like most people. What I think about when it comes to Valentine’s Day are my school days. When I went to public school it wasn’t so bad (I’m showing my age). Every year while in elementary school we would make our “mailboxes” to hold our Valentine’s Day cards, usually out of Kleenex boxes. It was so much fun decorating them. Then when the day came we would all put our boxes out on our desks and take turns “delivering” our cards. Well, this week I’ve decided to post a Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeschool Series and today’s idea is CRAFTS.

Here are 11 neat craft ideas to try out

                                                                       String Heart Yarn Cards

                                                                        

Felt Heart Mobile

                                                                 

Clay Heart Valentines

                                                                   Puffy Painted Hearts

                                                                   Salt Dough Heart Necklaces

                                                                            

Valentine’s Day Cards using Shaving Cream

                                                                     LEGO Accessory Valentines

                                                                            

Valen-Slime

                                                                       

Salt Dough Conversation Hearts

                                                                                     Newspaper Heart Cards

                                                                           

 DIY Heart Crayons

Thank you hellowonderful.co, redtedart.com, alisaburke.blogspot.com, scrumdillydo.blogspot.com, amazingmae.blogspot.com, messforless.net,chezbeeperbebe.blogspot.com, macombdaily.com, pintsizedtreasures.com, artbarblog.com, and princesspinkygirl.com for all of your wonderful ideas!!

Please, post some pictures showing us how your creations turn out in the comments below. And of course, you could always make a Kleenex mailbox too 😉

Much Love & Happy Crafting!

 

Notebooking in Our Homeschool

When I first discovered Notebooking it was like a deep breath of fresh air. The use of Notebooking in our homeschool has taken so much busy work for the children and preparation time for me to a minimum. Not to mention, when you have a reluctant writer(ahem I have two) the use of Notebooking pages is a relief to all involved 🙂

Notebookingpages.com is currently having their Winter Lifetime Membership Sale

Notebooking pages can be used for any and all subjects imaginable. I have to admit when we first started using them, I was a bit overzealous. We were using them for EVERYTHING lol. Of course, I began to notice the excitement start to wane in the kiddos, so I cut back. I guess there is too much of a good thing 😉

With the use of notebooking, it is so easy to track what subjects have been covered in their “delight-directed” learning. The kids are also more motivated to do their work when they are studying the subject of their choice. The use of Notebooking also helps me track what they are learning and retaining.

Here are just a few examples of how we use notebooking pages:

  • Bible – Creation to Resurrection, Bible Characters, Memory Verses, Copywork
  • History – Wars, Presidents, Historical Figures, Seven Wonders, Missionaries
  • Language Arts – Spelling, Vocabulary, Reading Log, Parts of Speech, Types of Poems
  • Art – Drawing, Painting, Textures, Color Wheel, Copying Original Artwork, Artists, Art History
  • Math – Math Facts, Rules, Mathematicians
  • Science – Experiments, Inventors, Animals, Astronomy, Plants, Anatomy
  • Copywork – Literature, Bible, Poems, Aesop’s
  • Book Reports
  • Timelines – Art, Inventions, Scientists, Presidents, The Royal Family, Wars
  • Geography – Maps, Country Study, USA Study

As you can see, the possibilities are endless when it comes to Notebooking.

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  • SAVE $25 on Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Memberships
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    Bonus 1: 6 months free subscription to The Notebooking Publisher web-app
    Bonus 2: $100+ Homeschool e-book package

This sale is only THREE DAYS long:  Wednesday, January 24 – Friday, January 26

So head on over to Notebookingpages.com and get this awesome deal. You will see your homeschool go from crazy busy to relaxed freedom!

What’s your favorite way to use notebooking in your homeschooling days?

Much Love & Many Blessings!

 

 

 

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