Zoo Report Writing Printables

Oh, thank goodness spring is here!  We’re all finished with the cold, icy weather and ready to get out and enjoy some outside fun!  Every spring the kids and I go with our local MOMS club to the zoo.  This year I created a literature packet to tie into our field trip.  That’s what homeschooling […]

Homeschool Week(s) in Review–Russia

We’ve finally made it to Europe in our Expedition Earth travels.  Our first stop was Russia! This was probably one of our most fun weeks so far! We learned how to say “hello” and “thank you” in Russian.  We listened to our names in Russian using Google Translate. We listened to Tchaikovsky, watched Ballerina, and […]

Homeschool Week(s) in Review–Thailand

Our last stop on our tour through Asia with Expedition Earth was Thailand. We’ve taken so many breaks because of the birth of our youngest and our recent move that our trip around the world has taken longer than first anticipated. Some countries have also been so much fun that we spent more than one […]

Homeschool Week(s) in Review—Israel

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated on our Expedition Earth journeys. We’re still making our way across the globe, but with the recent move, we had several weeks that things were rather scattered and unorganized when it came to schooling. The country I’m sharing about in this post, Israel, was completed before, during, and after […]

Homeschool Week(s) in Review—India

Our next stop on our journey through Asia was India.  We’d had a bit of a break since our last country because we were working on a few other things.  We dove back in, ready to have fun and to learn about the Indian people and culture. We kicked off the week learning the general […]

Homeschool Week(s) in Review—Japan

Our next stop in our tour around Asia in Expedition Earth was Japan, the land of the rising sun. I gathered up a nice stack of books to accompany this stop including: How My Parents Learned to Eat by Ina R. FriedmanGrandfather’s Journey by Allen SayA Pair of Red Clogs by Masako MatsunoThe Bicycle Man […]

Homeschool Week in Review–South Korea

The week before Thanksgiving we traveled to our second country in Asia, South Korea using Expedition Earth. We were starting to get a bit anxious for the upcoming holiday break, so we moved through this unit a little quicker than we did the others so far.  I didn’t get to all the crafts that I […]

Homeschool Week(s) in Review—China

We wrapped up our time in Oceania in Expedition Earth with our study of Australia.  The kids chose to jump into Asia next, so we kicked off our time in this continent by learning all about China. China is the fourth largest country in the entire world and has a huge population.  My children were […]

Homeschool Week in Review—Australia

Our study of this country with Expedition Earth actually took place over the course of two weeks as we had several field trips and other events, appointments, and other things that interrupted some of our school days.  I was also waiting for a book that I had ordered to arrive that I wanted to use. We […]

Apologia: Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics Review

Oh my!  I am terribly excited to share this review with you all today.  It is that good!  We have been using the new Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics from Apologia as our science curriculum for several weeks and I am so pleased and impressed. We have also been using two of the Exploring […]