Elementary Chemistry

Elementary Chemistry

Last Spring, I taught a homeschool co-op class on chemistry for elementary aged students. Chemistry is usually a subject reserved for older kids I imagine because traditionally younger students aren't allowed to have many hands-on lab work. I think that mindset is...

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I’m Sarah, a homeschooling mom of three. I write about the places we go and things we learn. We have a child-led learning environment and tend to gravitate toward unit studies based on science and geography.

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Elementary Chemistry: Carbon

Carbon is a great element to begin a study about the elements because it’s so common. It exists in pure forms that are readily available and highly interesting. It's also a word we hear thrown around often: carbon dioxide, carbon emissions, carbon footprint. There's a...

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LEGO Nature Connects Activities from the Houston Zoo

We visited the LEGO Nature Connects special exhibit at the Houston Zoo last week and it was a most exciting and informational surprise! Our primary reason for visiting the zoo was to trade something at the Swap Shop (more on that later) but as we approached the...

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Learning About Communities with LEGO

Social Studies for kindergarten usually focuses on local communities with the goal of teaching kids about being good citizens. While we definitely learned a lot about the world last year, I didn’t want to skip over any basics. I think homeschooled kids learn a ton...

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Moon Sighting Watercolor

Of all the things we have done for Ramadan, this one is my favorite. I wanted to have this post ready for the start of the month, but I didn’t get it together in time so I decided to do it at the end. Sighting the new moon is an exciting part of Ramadan that I want to...

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Ramadan Lantern Sun Catchers

These Ramadan lantern sun catchers were inspired by two of my favorites: Sweet Fajr (she posts more on IG) and Tinkerlab. Like the card making activity, we also did this in our Preschool Group. The coffee filter painting is perfect for little ones and adding the...

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Hanging Lanterns Ramadan Decorations

I spotted these mini lantern keychains on the Eidway table at the ICNA bazaar and I knew my kids would love them. The kids received them on the first night of Ramadan along with other decorations and art supplies. They quickly tried to hang them up and I got the idea...

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