A few weeks ago we were able to visit Shenandoah National Park. It was a truly beautiful experience and the kids learned so much. The park cuts a long, narrow slice through a northern section of Virginia. It took us about two hours to get there from our home in...read more
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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Calcium is a great element to study because it's found in so many everyday items plus it's important for our health. We talked a little about what is made of calcium and how varied it can be. Pure calcium isn't found in naturally. Instead it's usually part of a...read more
Money and coins provide a fascinating look into a country’s heritage and ideals. We used currency to learn a little bit about our own country and others around the world. Last spring, my kids asked to learn more about money. At the start of the season, I always ask...read more
We studied the element Boron and mixed up some slime as part of our Elementary Chemistry class. This was a perfect moment to talk about states of matter, elements that behave strangely, and the importance of following directions when doing chemistry. First I'll share...read more
We made our own mini books and it turned out to be a great craft for both early literacy and math measurement skills, not to mention they are fun for play! If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that we recently got into dolls and making stuff for them....read more
Hydrogen is another abundant element that’s great to study with kids. We spent a class learning about where we find hydrogen and its properties. We also explored heat producing chemical reactions with hydrogen. This post is part of a series on chemistry that’s based...read more
Watkins Regional Park is located in Upper Marlboro Maryland. Even though there are many activities in the park, it’s well known for the marvelous, Wizard-of-Oz-themed playground. We decided to go check it out. I knew that the kids had never heard of The Wizard of Oz....read more