Learning Area and Perimeter with a LEGO Zoo

Sometimes concepts are best illustrated with a project. We made a LEGO Zoo while learning about area and perimeter and it was a perfect fit. This is just one of many math-related uses of LEGO bricks. It a great manipulative for both addition and multiplication. We...

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Project Playground: Centennial Park

Project Playground is something we've been working on for a couple of years. When we first moved to Maryland, we decided to make exploring our new area into an adventure by trying out as many new places as possible and reviewing them. We talk about what we are looking...

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LEGO Organization and Storage Solutions

We LEGO every day. It’s our go-to creative outlet, math manipulative, and imaginative reality. So LEGO organization is vital for being able to find the pieces we need and keeping them off the floor. Our LEGO organization system has evolved over the past year. We went...

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Teaching with Google My Maps

Today I want to share a fun, free, and versatile resource for teaching: Google My Maps! There are SO many things you can do with maps to help connect kids to the world. One of my son’s favorite activities is dragging the little yellow person icon to a road to check...

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Why I Homeschool.

I fell asleep early with the kids. The first results were starting to come in. I woke up at 2 AM to see the latest news. I figured it would still be too close to call. I was thinking we were headed for another Bush v Gore. We weren't. Instead the call was made at...

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