Our Canadian Homeschool Study

Learning About Canada  Homeschool families study geography differently, some study by era (ancient, middle ages, and modern) and others study by a timeline, using inventions or other events to learn about places. We just picked a country and started studying… our first country was Canada. Canada is our friendly neighbor to the north and so…

Indianapolis Children’s Museum – ScienceWorks

A Museum With Many Names I am sure most of my regular readers know that I homeschool my kids, though if you’ve just randomly found my page you wouldn’t know that, and so to you… we homeschool. Part of our homeschooling experience involves our local children’s museum, which just happens to be the world’s largest,…

Niagara Falls and Toronto with Kids

O’ Canada Christmas of 2016 we promised the kids a trip to Great Wolf Lodge for the following year. Our intention was spring 2017, however, when spring came I decided since we were studying Canada, we should take a trip to Canada instead… I know, mean mom right?!? Don’t worry, the kids did get their…

Making a Paper Mache Volcano

A Fun Science Experiement While learning about Earth we obviously covered volcanos and we agreed that making a paper mache volcano would be fun. Volcanoes are a fun topic for kids, they love watching them errupt! Now when I started making this I didn’t really take pictures on how to build the volcano (oops!) but…

Arctic Snow Dough

Fun Way for Arctic Play! While exploring the arctic with the kids, for our Canada unit, we decided to make some arctic snow dough. Snow dough is all over Pinterest, as are other types of doughs and slimes, so we found a basic recipe and decided to add glitter to ours. Glitter is not necessary…

How Animals Stay Warm With Blubber

Why don’t Arctic animals get cold? While studying during our Canada unit we spent alot of time on the arctic. Most children love animals as it is but the arctic as many different types of animals with unique features, including those like polar bears, that have blubber. My kids just didn’t understand how animals could…

Home School for Pre-K thru 2nd Grade

Homeschooling your Pre-K thru Second Grader I think the question I am asked most about home school is, “What do you use (curriculum) to teach your kids?” and I find as I explain the answer to most non-homeschooling people, their eyes start to glaze over. However, to those interested, it is an honest question and so…

My Love of Usborne Books

Usborne Books & More Well, if you have looked at any of my posts you will see that my children love books, they even do reviews that can be seen at 3AmigosBookBlog.com! We love all books and this review doesn’t suggest that we don’t also buy books from Amazon or at the bookstore, but we…

How to Make a Lung

How Does a Lung work? We recently purchased the Magic School Bus Human Body Lab, shown at the left and which I will be reviewing when we are completely done with the projects. One of the experiments showcased the Respiratory System and showed how to build a lung, however, this experiment is easy to whip…

Summer Home School

Summer and school can mix Well, Summer is finally here, the weather is perfect and the kids are out of school…well all except mine! Our kids are attending Summer home school…and no it’s not because they were bad or didn’t grasp things during the school year. Much of it (not all) is for purely selfish reasons…let…