Summer Travels and What’s Next

Summer Travels and What’s Next

Time for the obligatory vacation recap and vision-for-the-future post. We spent almost six weeks visiting family in Houston and Baton Rouge! The first part of our trip was just me and the kids at my parents’ house. My dad hadn’t met little M yet and of... read more

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I’m Sarah and I write about homeschooling and life with my three children. Thank you for stopping by! Stay in touch so you don’t miss out. XO

Grow Animal Math

You know those grow animals that you put in water and watch them expand? They actually have some great uses other than becoming a bloated version of a squishy animal. Today I’ve got a quick little post about using grow animals for teaching measurement and...

Tulips at Sherwood Gardens

A few weeks ago* we visited Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore to see the famous spring tulip bloom. Sherwood Gardens is a open strip of land in a neighborhood of stately homes. Tens of thousands of tulips bloom each spring in a gorgeous display of color. The mixed color...

Spring Garden Play

A few weeks ago* we visited an indoor garden and started seeing early signs of spring as we went outside. My daughter became very interested in the idea of a garden and wanted to create one of her own. We live in an apartment with no outdoor space, so I decided to set...

Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens

We visited the Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens to see the Spring flower display– Where the Wild Things Grow. It was our first time inside, though we had driven past many times on the way to the Maryland zoo. The conservatory is inside a gorgeous glass...

Counting and More with How Many Jellybeans?

A beautiful book caught my eye at the library the other day and about a million ideas popped into my head for how we could do some fun learning. I got the vibrant, extra large-format, How Many Jellybeans? by Andrea Menotti and picked up a bag of jellybeans at the...

Simple Machines Playground

We were interested in learning more about how things work, so we did a small unit about simple machines. After a little reading, we decided to put our knowledge into action by building a Simple Machines Playground. In case you’ve forgotten, the simple machines...

Solar System Model

I have a quick little post today about the Solar System model that we made a few days ago. Space is one of our favorite topics. There is so much to learn that we keep coming back to it for more. We’ve done a lot of space stuff in the past, but I thought...

KonMari, Baby

Here’s how I used KonMari for baby clothes. sound too complicated? It’s easy, I promise. Today I’d like to share the details about how I organize my baby’s clothes. I’ve been working on this KonMari project of totally re-thinking...

Study the World: India Unit Study

We recently completed an India Unit Study to learn more about this amazing country. Like our other unit studies, the ones based on countries include integrated  literacy, math, science, art, and of course social studies disciplines. My favorite part of grade...

KonMari with Kids – Kid Capsule Wardrobe

Most people who read about KonMari want to know how it would work with kids. How can kids know what ‘sparks joy’ for them? How can you wrangle all the hand-me downs and extra sets of clothes? How can you get kids to keep it organized? These are all great...

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (with kids)

The weekend before last we went down to Washington, D.C. to check out the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. My kids have been really interested in outer space so this was a fantastic field trip! The Air and Space Museum is the second most visited museum in...

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