Do teens still play with blocks? It has been a while since my two have actually sat down and made something with blocks. I’ve noticed they do still stack the little butter and jelly tubs at restaurants to pass the time, so I thought I’d give Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks from Brain Blox a try! I hoped it would be fun for them, and bring back a little nostalgia for me to the days when there were blocks strewn about the house.Continue reading “Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks Review”
I have never played Chess in my life, but have been curious for a few years now. I love incorporating games in our learning, so I was very happy to have the opportunity to review Fun Family Chess from Brain Blox. What’s really neat is that my kids have never played either, so we started out on a level playing field.Continue reading “Fun Family Chess Review”
Morning Basket, Circle Time, Learning Together Time – whatever you want to call it, it has been a staple in our homeschool for years. This year I felt the need to revamp, upgrade, and change up how we do things. I’ve replaced my morning basket with a lunch crate!Continue reading “Our Morning Basket is Now A Lunch Crate”
I am excited to bring a new series to my blog! Noticing Nature is just that. Geared toward teens, the goal of this series is to simply look and notice the world around you, wherever you are!Continue reading “Noticing Nature – September”
It is getting late into the summer. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about a last hurrah before school starts or later in the fall. Maybe you’d like to, but not sure you want to spend the money or take the time off from work. Let me tell you to stop overthinking it and TAKE THE TRIP!Continue reading “Take the Trip!”
Take a step back in time and check out NC’s oldest town, Bath. Take a short drive from there, and check out one of NC’s best state parks.
Located in Beaufort County are two fantastic places to spend a day or an entire weekend. Bath is NC’s first town with quite a history that includes political rivalries, Indian wars, a yellow fever epidemic, and piracy. The infamous Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard took up residence there for a time. Goose Creek State Park is 1,672 acres of natural beauty for those who love the outdoors.Continue reading “Weekend Wandering in NC – Bath & Washington”
Once upon a time, people took pictures, had them developed, and preserved their memories in albums. In an age where everything is digital, I’m sad to say most of my pictures never make it off my phone. I’ve found an easy, inexpensive way to keep our school memories preserved, as well as a few other documents I like to keep for our school year.Continue reading “How to Create a Homeschool Yearbook”
Monuments, museums, metros, miles, and memories were made on our teen trip with our homeschool co-op.
On a Monday morning, two crowded vans left Eastern NC bound for Washington, D.C. For many of us, it was our first trip to our nation’s capital. As a first-timer, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I spent most of my time soaking it all in, not really worrying about seeing it all. Along the way, I took note of things that went really well, and things I might would do differently. I’ll share with you what we did, and some tips on how to take a small homeschool group of teens to D.C.Continue reading “Twelve Teens & Two Nights in Washington, D.C.”
I love teaching with games! Not only are they fun, they break up the monotony of textbooks and add what I like to call, “learning with glitter”. I was excited to have the opportunity to review Middle School Math Games from The Critical Thinking Co. I have used some things from The Critical Thinking Co. before, and their material can offer a bit of a challenge for the average student. My ninth grader, who finds math a struggle at times, was who I had in mind to try this product with.Continue reading “The Critical Thinking Co. Middle School Math Games Review”