Spring is a great time to incorporate weather-based lessons and activities. This was a neat art/science experiment to see the effects of rain on art. I call it weather art! We picked a cloudy day with light rain on the forecast for this particular activity. Just before it began to rain, we placed two sheets of white […]

We’ve never attended an Easter Egg Drop so I thought it might be something fun to do this year. My son had so much fun; he played on the bounce slides, rode a horse named Ruby, walked around enjoying the festive atmosphere, met the Easter Bunny and took part in the helicopter egg drop hunt. The […]

Target Grade Level: K-2 With Easter just around the corner, I wanted to do something with an egg theme but not looking to be Easterish, so to speak. Since we had been talking about animal classification, Spring themes, nests, eggs and life cycles, I chose to mix the themes into this egg-based life cycle activity. […]

World Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex developmental disorder with many different symptoms, behaviors and characteristics. It affects people in different ways and at varying degrees (from mild to severe). Since my son’s initial diagnosis over three years ago, I’ve learned a great deal about the spectrum, but there […]

We’ve been “busy as bees” creating Spring themed art and crafts projects during our lessons. We decided to use natural materials to give them an authentic nature/natural feel. My son really enjoyed working with different elements to create his pieces. These are some of the projects we did this year to incorporate Spring themes into […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is the art craft we did this year to celebrate the holiday. It encompasses various mediums, layers and textures (paper, markers, playdoh and cotton), so it was a lot of fun to make. During the activity, we talked about luck: what it means and what my son considers to be […]

My son loves hands-on activities. In this Kitchen Lab Lesson we conducted an experiment to find out what makes something sink or float in water. Target Vocabulary: absorb, Archimedes, buoyancy, change, common, concept, conduct, difference, disprove, experiment, float, force, inquiry, lab, method, observation, outcome, prove, replicate, result, similarity, scientific, sink Before the Lesson: For this kitchen lab, […]

With the official start of Spring just around the corner, warmer weather is now allowing us to do more schooling outdoors and we are really enjoying it! In between lessons last week, we walked over to the apple tree to get a closer look at its blooming blossoms. So delicate and pretty are they. Spring […]

Here I share some of the things we did as part of our week-long music lessons last week. Target Grade Level: K-2 Recommended Books: Moonlight on the Magic Flute (Magic Tree House Series) by Mary Pope Osborne Maestro Stu Saves The Zoo by Denise Brennah-Nelson Nate The Great and The Musical Note by Marjorie Weinman […]

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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