Category Archives: Adventures in Home Schooling

Sunny Weather Ramblings: Balloon Experiment

Some people love the idea of year-round schooling and others think it’s crazy not to take a summer break.  We take breaks as we need them throughout the year and continue home schooling right through the summer.  I find that … Continue reading

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Kids Can: Draw String Pouches and Donuts

A while ago I started teaching my kidlets how to hand sew.  This is something that they seem to enjoy but it often gets pushed to the back burner.  Recently, Anna found some kids sewing books at the library and … Continue reading

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Success and Failure

I was reminded this evening just how closely tied success and failure can be sometimes. This morning I took the kidlets out to a friend’s farm to visit.  Our friends have tapped 4 large maple trees and invited us to … Continue reading

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More Wet Science

We continued our set of water-based science experiments last weekend with some celery, food colouring, and water. Question:  What will happen to celery if it is left to stand in coloured water overnight? All you need is some celery with … Continue reading

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More Wet Science: A String of Spikes

Since we’d already learned about osmosis, our experiment last Friday was to see what would happen if the water moving by osmosis had something else dissolved in it. We mixed 1 tbsp of baking soda into each plastic cup of … Continue reading

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Gooey Science (Osmosis)

I picked up this little science book at my local craft and hobby store for a buck and decided to use it for group science lessons at our house.  We’re focusing more on learning correct method, data recording, and observations … Continue reading

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Busy Little Hands

Ever since my Small Fry stopped napping in the fall, we’ve had some issues around doing our school work.  We used to do pretty much all the major paper and pencil book work stuff when he napped in the afternoons.  … Continue reading

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