A Peek into Winter Pond, Animal Tracks, and Candlemas

We were happy to find some frogs swimming underneath the sheet of ice, and super excited to find two turtles! Can you see the turtles?! Animal Tracks Candlemas I had no idea Candlemas was an actual holy. So it was interesting to learn about a different Christian Holy Day. It’s a day to commemorate the…

A Peek into Winter Weather & Sky

Projects: Winter Mobiles. The girls used Epsom salt with warm water to create “snowflake” like features on construction paper. We also created winter sky water colors, using tape and hot glue gun for features My new favorite thing: making brown paper stars. Cora working on memorizing poetry. And videos below of the girls reading aloud…

A peek into Projects

The girls have had “project work” each day for the past few weeks now. Project work is really a Montessori/ Reggio approach to learning where children choose their topic of interest. Kiddos then have an in-depth exploration/investigation of a that topic. They work for an extended period of time usually to respond to a problem/challenge/or…

A Peek into Fungi, Moss and Lichen!

We didn’t waste any time digging into our fungi unit! Mainly because we were excited to hunt for them. The girls became instant detectives. We took tons of pictures and then printed them. Afterwards we got to work on our identifying skills. “The poetry of earth is never dead.” -John Keats Crafts and Projects Moss…

McKinley meets Civics

This has been an amazing mini unit for McKinley. ▶︎ First, she took a virtual civics class with my gracious brother (a die hard Poli-Sci junkie who majored in it). ▶︎ She learned all about the branches of government, the political parties, and the electoral college. ▶︎ For homework she had to do her own…