Category: Homeschooling

Learning Resources Primary Science Viewscope {Review + Giveaway}

 

 

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There’s no doubt about it, Science is one of my favorite subjects in our Homeschooling! There’s just something exciting about teaching my children how things work and encouraging them to examine the wonders of nature around us. Lately my son age 3 1/2 and my 5 year old daughter are learning that they can see a lot with naked eye but that there’s nothing quite like having an ever closer look! I firmly believe that every budding scientist needs a few tools of the trade to deepen their interest. So when I had discovered Learning Resources released a kid-friendly ViewScope during their 2014 product line, I was thrilled to add it to our science tools collection! Continue reading

The Cabbage White Butterfly

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Several days ago after a surprising wind, rain, and hail storm while out checking on my garden I discovered an injured butterfly which at the time I thought was a moth!  I carefully cupped it into one of my children’s nature discovery containers and brought it inside for my children to observe. The poor thing probably wouldn’t be living very long as it had a ripped wing probably a result of either a bird or the storm. After feeling the need to properly identify the insect,  I got to researching on the internet and discovered this was no moth, but instead a Cabbage White Butterfly (which actually is known to be a pest to gardeners).

After taking many pictures and talking to my kids about the butterfly, we let it go. I am opting to do a nature study with the kids on this particular butterfly later this Summer. We are eager to see if we can locate this butterfly in one of it’s other form after checking out the pictures of it as a egg, catipillar, etc on Wikipedia. I did learn these types of butterflies tend to like mustards, dandelions, asters, red clovers, and mints and I am eager to add some of those plants to my yard to lure more.

Photogenic Friday: Dandelions

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I think Dandelions are beautiful . They are very resilient and provide many benefits!  Some people drink these flowers as tea others use the greens for salad. If you don’t believe me just put in benefits of Dandelions in a search engine and you’ll wonder why many people haven’t taken advantage of the wonders this flower (though many call it a weed) can do.  I’m becoming bold enough to even give the Dandelion Fritter recipe I’ve seen around the internet a try.  Continue reading

Alone Yet Not Alone (Review + Giveaway)

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Settled in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania, deep within America’s new frontier, the Leininger family celebrates the blessings of a beautiful homestead and bountiful harvest. That is, until tragedy strikes with the beginning of the French and Indian War and the devastating raid known as the Penn’s Creek Massacre.

The lives of this simple, God-fearing family are forever altered when Barbara and Regina, two young sisters, are carried away by a band of Allegheny warriors. Driven by their faith in God and the powerful bonds of family, Barbara and Regina hold firmly to the belief that they are never alone, even in their darkest hour, and that they will be reunited again.

Rich in historical details, Alone Yet Not Alone is an inspirational, true story of a family caught in the cross fire of the French and Indian War. Continue reading