A peek into Owls & Other Adventures

Did you know there are over 155 kinds of owls? I didn’t. But that’s the beauty of this experience— I get to learn alongside the girls. Although we weren’t at home, we were still able to study an owls anatomy, dissect owl pellets, match “4-part cards,” and throw in some owl lacing too! Now that…

Little Philosophers. 

Three year olds ask the best questions. Those tough-sometimes-you-just-can’t-fully-answer type of questions, don’t they?  My father called this phase, “The Little Philosophers phase,” because they are curious thoughtful thinkers. And always asking, “why?!”      This morning, after we all finally got buckled into our cozy CRV, McKinley started out, “Why do we need to…

My Digital Detox

I didn’t need another gluten free diet or UltraClear detox.  I needed a digital detox.  A virtual cleanse from the Web World.  And, it was an amazing journey. I was checking Facebook status updates every 10 minutes. Checking Instagram photo feeds. Taking pictures of my own, editing, then posting them. Reading blogs. Creating blog posts. Reading NPR news. Looking at…

Curriculum: Poker Chips

Poker is on the agenda this week! Look out! McKinley’s going to be racking in the dough. $$ Category: Math I was surprised how much McKinley enjoyed this activity. It was extremely easy to create and provided her with a lot of entertainment. While she was having fun putting poker chips in a breadcrumb cylinder,…

Curriculum: DIY Animal Matching

Curriculum category: Matching/Science  This is a really easy D.I.Y animal matching game.   I have labeled the activity into “science” because their learning about different animals.  I like to tell McKinley little facts about the different animals as we match them.  This activity is also great for building and enhancing memory.  Also, hands on.  Supplies (for making):…