Holidays · Science

Halloween STEM Activity: Pumpkin Chunkin’ Catapult

October is such a great month for incorporating fun STEM! From autumn to Halloween, there are so many opportunities to add fun scientific activities. Since those little candy pumpkins are all the rage around my house, I combined a favorite STEM activity, building catapults, with the scientific method and candy pumpkins, of course. First, we… Continue reading Halloween STEM Activity: Pumpkin Chunkin’ Catapult


Homeschool End-of-year Clean Out

School's out for summer! We officially finished school on May 21, but we had finished out school work two days earlier. We spent the last two days on field trips. Just like public school, summer has come, the kids are done. The teacher is not. The last week of school was spent wrapping up grades,… Continue reading Homeschool End-of-year Clean Out


Homemade Valentine’s Day Heart Pillows

Valentine's Day is still a month away, but given the nature of 2020 and 2021 so far, looking forward to the next bright, colorful, candy-laden holiday is just what we need. Over the past two years, I have made a real effort to decorate for more than just Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. So, this year,… Continue reading Homemade Valentine’s Day Heart Pillows

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School Day #137

Today is school day 137 of our first homeschool year. My pre-K daughter still has a little fever from the cold going through our house. My first grader is still coughing, but mainly over it. My poor second grader is coming down with it. And yet, we had school today. We had calendar time and… Continue reading School Day #137