Category Archives: Homeschool

Arthropod Scavenger Hunt

I used the following arthropod scavenger hunt checklist with my elementary science class as we studied chapter 13 of Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day. arthropod_scavenger_hunt (PDF)

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Snowman Ice Packs for 400 Girl Scouts, oh my!

Recently my juniors participated in a Girl Scout Mall Show, where the theme was Science: Serious and Silly. I’m a big fan of science and love hands-on activities for kids, so I thought this project would be a big hit … Continue reading

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Easy Hand-Warmers

At the junior level, my troop is interested in learning how to sew so I have been looking for EASY projects for them to tackle. We attempted to make “easy” elastic-banded skirts last year. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out as … Continue reading

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Taxonomy / KPCOFGS Activity

We’ve started working on Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day, and the first activity we did in class was one that illustrated our taxonomy lesson. I printed out the following images on different sheets of colored paper; however, you could … Continue reading

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Starting Off a New Year

Since our very first meeting, I have been compiling a scrapbook for the girls in my girl scout troop. At our first meeting of the year, I will take a picture of each girl and of the troop together. The … Continue reading

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Cat Scratch Circles from Recycled Pizza Boxes

After a BIG pizza party, Belle and I decided to put together a few cat scratch pads to donate to our local humane society. For our first pad, I used a rotary knife and a quilt ruler to measure off … Continue reading

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Time to get organized

I am staring at a pile of curriculum knowing that the clock is ticking. I have to start getting organized. Homeschooling two children almost forces me into becoming a pack rat, and when I already had one foot in the … Continue reading

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Easy, Leftover Craft Project for Kids: Silly Pencils

If you are like me, you have a stack of leftover odds and ends in your craft closet by the end of the school/scout year. I can’t throw it away (waste not want not), so I came up with this … Continue reading

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School is O-V-E-R!

Today is the last day of Homeschool Co-op! YEAH!! Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE Co-op, but I am so ready for this school year to be over. I hope to have the children write a haiku in elementary … Continue reading

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Great Motivation for Teaching!

Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed. — Ecclesiastes 10:10, NLT If you want a better life for your children, give to them the gift of wisdom … Continue reading

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