Tag Archive: Science

Homeschooling Science and Apologia: 4 Moms Q & A

Teaching your children science can be daunting and over the past few weeks I’ve gotten a lot of reader questions about science and how we implement the specific science program (Apologia) that we’ve chosen for our family. So for today’s 4 moms question and answer post, I’ll be focusing on science questions. Here is a…

Homeschool Curriculum for 2011/2012

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We’ve simplified a lot this year. As we continue to grow in the Lord and pray for His wisdom we continue to realize how artificially complex education (even or perhaps especially home education) has become, perhaps this helps to justify the idea that parents aren’t capable of educating their own children and that it is…

Curriculum Advice by Victoria Botkin {Giveaway}

If you are a homeschooler and know me in real life, then I’ve probably recommended “Curriculum Advice from Victoria Botkin“. Mark and I purchased Curriculum Advice Vol. 1 and 2 a few months ago and our family has been blessed by Mrs. Botkin’s wisdom.  I’ve been recommending it since as a terrific source of advice…

Current Favorites for Science, Bible and History

There are often things that I want to post about or recommend, but find that I don’t have time to get a full post together.  So here are some of our current favorite resources,  tools or blessings. ♥  Among the Pond People (and others in this series) – A delightful living science book with lovely,…

Nature Friend Magazine – Review

An amazing photo of a screech owl inches away from snagging his dinner, instructions for drawing a sunflower, an article on the American Walking Stick and a magazine that was created with the desire to “encourage children to believe in God as their Creator and to seek out, recognize, and appreciate His handiwork”, this is…

Apologia Notebooking Journals

I hope to write more about homeschooling in the future, but in the meantime I wanted to tell you about a great new product from Apologia. Full disclosure here, we have not used Apologia, yet. However, nearly all of my homeschooling friends use Apologia science and LOVE it. I have not heard such universally positive…

Teaching with Nature Journals

We just bought Savannah her nature journal and yesterday was her first entry. So I thought I would share with you how we use nature journals in our homeschool. We began using nature journals (we use black spiralbound sketch books) for science about 7 years ago. Don’t be fooled however, nature journaling teaches them much…