Monday, August 25, 2014

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bug Collecting-The science behind Discovery!

Entomology starts at such an early age and with all of those tiny Science experiments waiting to happen-how can you avoid getting your fingers dirty and digging to investigate them for yourself? Especially when they look and move with such fascination! Even ants-the most notorious of bugs. They are everywhere! So what better way to start class than in your very own backyard...

Looking at Ants you can observe how they live by finding an ant hill. Sometimes you can also get a kit, but I find the backyard much more fun! You can observe what they eat by putting out certain foods by these hills to see what types of food they prefer and record it in a science journal. You can observe how they are a colony and stay in line. You can study how they have order and use their scent for others. "Consider the ant..." the Bible says...You can search the scriptures on them and find some wonderful wisdom. Ants are a great way to start!

We got a butterfly kit and that was such an amazing experience for our family! The kids got to see the butterfly emerge from its cocoon and see their faces....I have never seen anything so wonderful. It almost reminded me of birth in itself and I am absolutely astonished that God would let us do such an amazing thing. I will add a link below with places you can order butterfly kits through. 

Let your child's imagination change and become wiser through observations and studying God's wonderful creation. Here are some great ways to enhance learning and use some other senses to develop stronger neurological pathways! 

Write and draw about what you have seen or learned. Keep it to a sentence or very short paragraph for those that have strong Dysgraphia. Or, better yet, scribe for them and let their words flow freely!

Create bugs using paint and leaves from autumn. I love the idea above!

Easy and cheap fun Creations!

Then, of course, bake something! 

Below I have added a recipe that I love!! Maybe bring it to your Homeschool learning Co-op or bring it to your small Homeschool meet-ups for some fun :D 
*Warning* some of the girls may not eat them lol!

Here is a recipe of Dirt and Bugs-Yummy!!


Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Unlikely Homeschool: The Ugly Truth About a Blog

The Unlikely Homeschool: The Ugly Truth About a Blog

Here is my Comment to the real truths of Homeschooling :D

"Hhahaa! That is my house! Especially the part where there is 5 loads of "clean" clothes taking permanent residence at the foot of my bed! Oh the wonders of raising 5 children for His Glory!....sometimes I just wish I didn't have the perfect family living right next to me with two kids and a clean house all the time...ughh...guess its just a reminder of God's grace-and that I need it! Everyday!"

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

FREE All about Learning Giveaway!

Follow the link below and scroll down to enter to win a Free All about Spelling Level 1 Kit!
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Happy Learning!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Learning throughout the Summer

We have been on Holidays.

With that comes; hotdogs, smores, sprinklers, slip-and-slides, ice-cream with waffle cones, burgers, sunscreen, watermelons, picnics, swimming and more!

But the most amazing thing to all the learning we do in the summer.

We can learn from doing:

Dyslexic's learn best by doing things...they need to get their motor skills involved to initiate nuero-pathways and help them to stick!

We can learn from mistakes:

If we can't learn from anything else...we will learn from our mistakes. These are invaluable!
We get better, we grow, we learn; We stand up to life stronger through these untimely problems in life that we call mistakes. Yet, they are what we fear. We try to avoid them and still, they make us the best!

We can learn from exploring:

Curiosity did not kill the cat but, it does help us learn!
This is our most natural instinct that God has given us: An ability to help us learn. It is the drive to see and experience our surroundings. The will to explore! What a marvel things can be to: feel, taste, see, hear and touch especially for the first time. We absorb so much just from exploring and experiencing.

We can learn from reflection and reading:

The two R's that are so important. We need time to think about what we have learned through reflection. This will help us to linger onto memories that spark the knowledge for even longer. 

This is so-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o important for the Dyslexic learner!

I remember going through some math problems and driving it till we were both in tears. I gave it a rest for a few days and came back to it. He got it! It was nothing that I did. No constant drilling, just time for reflection and it did the trick! 

We need time to read. This is so critical. For the Dyslexic learner, even more so. They need extra time for this. They need time for each word to sink in and really understand what it means. They need time to reflect on what they're reading as much as they need time to read. 

Happy Learning!

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Summer Books we are Reading

Here are some of the books we are reading right now!

Mousetronaut was MY favourite!!!

What is your favourite Summer books that you are reading to your kids right now?

Are you apart of any Summer Book Clubs?

Happy Learning!