Weather Resource

weather.jpg

We recently checked this book out from the library.  Weatherwatch has lots of neat facts and several somewhat easy and interesting experiments.  If you are doing an elementary study on weather you may find the book helpful!  Be sure to see if your library can get this book for you!

I always appreciate when other moms recommend resources to me as it simplifies my time.  Do you have a good weather resource to suggest?

(The above link is an affiliate link.  Thank you for supporting this site.)

Advertisements

What we are reading this week…

We survived our first week last week!  These are a few books we plan to read this week:

Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body  (This is much younger than my daughter’s reading level, but I hear it goes well with Classical Conversation science this cycle.  I’m excited to find out!)

Who Was Walt Disney?  This is a fun read for my daughter before everything becomes related to Classical Conversations starting next week.

Do not forget to use your local library for books as well!

What are you reading this week?

(The above posts are affiliate links.  Thank you for supporting this site.)

 

Homeschooling and Participating in 4-H

(Let me start this post by saying, outside of the church, my participation in 4-H had more impact on me in my youth than any other organization.  I learned leadership, citizenship, organization, public speaking- well, the list could go on an on.  My husband is a 4-H alum too.  Both of us are in career fields that 4-H helped us learn about and in my case, sparked my interest.  So, to us, this is an important program.)

As our daughter wrapped up her time as a clover bud, at our recent County show, she was taking in projects and trying to decide what she would like to show next year.  She has quite the list.

As she is telling me what she would like to show, I’m writing down the projects she mentions, and I start to look in our local project guidebook for the requirements.  While I have worked Cloverbud projects into our homeschool days, I have yet to do so with the projects beyond that.

I realized how easy it will be for her to combine some projects for 4-H as she is already going to be doing it in our homeschool program.  Take reading for example.  We have a county project where you keep a list of books you read and then do a report on one.  We do lots of book reports and she can easily keep a list of books.

If you homeschool and participate in 4-H, let me encourage you to find ways to combine as much as you can.  As a (part time) work outside the home mom, it’s important to me to find ways to be able to do both homeschooling and 4-H well, but still save time.

And if your family does not participate in 4-H, call your local Extension office and check it out.  I’m guessing something will be beneficial to your family.

 

Classical Conversations Science Weeks 13-18 for Cycle

For Classical Conversations Science weeks 13-18 I plan to use the following resource. Again, I may add in something different each week too, and I’ll share that as we get into weekly resources.

The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book

Do you know of a elementary friendly Periodic Table book I could look into?

(The above link is an affiliate post.  Thank you for supporting this site.)

Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Science Weeks 1-12

science

I plan to use two Usborne Books with Classical Conversations Science weeks 1-12.  I’ll probably add other books as we go each week, but these appear to work for the entire first 12 weeks.

See Inside Your Body and Usborne Human Body Reference Book.  (The Human Body Reference does have a little reproductive information.  Please make sure you find it appropriate for your child.)

You can buy these from an Usborne representative or you may be able to find used copies on Amazon or Ebay.  (I purchased these from a friend’s party.)

Do you know of any other great books for cycle 3 science for week 1-12?

Summer Reading

As I think about wrapping up school for our rapidly approaching summer break, I like to have a stack of books ready for summer reading.  Our local library has a summer reading program (which revolves around the public school schedule), but you have to attend an event weekly, and it’s while I’m at the office.

So, I’m looking for some good books for my child to read this summer.  What are your suggestions?

Journals for your student…

One way I try to track how we are doing with language arts is ask my child to write a journal each week.  I give her a prompt and she writes about it.  I’m able to see where she is on punctuation, spelling, grammar, etc.  She’s grown over the past year doing this and it’s something I think we will continue.

We use a notebook for this project.  I usually send it with her during the day since it is something I want her to do without much help so I truly know what she is learning.

She has a writing project and I have a small timesaver for me.  Maybe this is something that could work for your family as well.