Friday, March 25, 2011

Curriculum and Corporate Training

There is one question we get asked more than others. Whether we are out running errands during the day or participating in a trail ride, someone always asks: How do you do it? How do you pick curriculum? How do you make your home more like a school? How do you teach your child if […]

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ocean Exploration With Dr. Ballard

As part of our homeschool work today, we participated in a live Q & A session presented by the JASON Project on the science behind tsunamis. JASON, of course, was founded by Dr. Robert Ballard. THE Dr. Robert Ballard. Explorer extraordinaire and discoverer of many things – including the Titanic. The JASON Project connects students […]

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hidden Tiger, Crouching Feline

Jonas Tonboe Christiansen has some totally awesome pics on Smugmug. This one was taken in Kanha National Park. Can you spot the female Royal Bengal tiger hiding in the tall grass? If you are looking for an awesome worldwide virtual adventure, you’ve definitely got to see Jonas’s collection of totally cool pics. Jonas makes taking […]

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tigers, Survivor and Society, Oh My!

One of the coolest things about homeschooling is how you can take an everyday, incidental thing and turn it into a full-blown day of learning. Today, for example, CJ found an old Zootles magazine dedicated to tigers. Which of course made the Webmom think of the Survivor song, “The Eye of the Tiger”. You know, […]

Monday, March 21, 2011

Blogging: Your Electronic Notebook

We’ve noticed a trend lately. It seems like everywhere we turn, there’s a kid using a blog as part of his or her learning experience. Whether it’s part of Language Arts or a virtual journal for the entire homeschool experience, kids are going tech. We’ve seen kids with science blogs, nature blogs, citizenship blogs documenting […]

Sunday, March 20, 2011

CJ's Birthday Celebration – Part 9

In honor of CJ’s 9th birthday today, we are sharing 9 educational and super cool websites, every hour for 9 hours straight. This ninth site is dedicated to helping kids connect with the great outdoors. April is just around the corner, a time when a lot of us think of camping, hiking and just being […]

Sunday, March 20, 2011

CJ's Birthday Celebration – Part 8

In honor of CJ’s 9th birthday today, we are sharing 9 educational and super cool websites, every hour for 9 hours straight. This eighth site is all about making chemistry kid-friendly. Andrew Rader Studios has done a nice job of going over stuff like: Matter Atoms Elements and the Periodic Table Reactions Biochemistry The best […]

Sunday, March 20, 2011

CJ's Birthday Celebration – Part 7

In honor of CJ’s 9th birthday today, we are sharing 9 educational and super cool websites, every hour for 9 hours straight. This seventh site says that “the past belongs to kids”. We’re not entirely sure what they mean by that because the past belongs to everyone but we are totally sure this is a […]

Sunday, March 20, 2011

CJ's Birthday Celebration – Part 6

In honor of CJ’s 9th birthday today, we are sharing 9 educational and super cool websites, every hour for 9 hours straight. This sixth site comes to us from the U.S. government. It is an amazing collection of intelligence from almost all of our federal branches. We all know that “Big Brother” gathers a lot […]

Sunday, March 20, 2011

CJ's Birthday Celebration – Part 5

In honor of CJ’s 9th birthday today, we are sharing 9 educational and super cool websites, every hour for 9 hours straight. This fifth site was created by Jim Becker, Professor Emeritus at the University of Northern Iowa. Professor Becker’s amazing collection of free Spanish resources for children is huge! Professor Becker’s Spanish Resources for […]

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