Resources for your Classroom Since we should be in our next home for a few years, I’m looking around for ideas to make our homeschool room work well for us. I’ve already drawn some inspiration from these 27 Ideas, like the beautiful blue wall color in #7, the color-coded desk areas in #3 (since I already color code their planning) and the mid-century hutch in #10 (I’d love to find a desk for me like that!).
Science in the News A physicist explains the gravitational waves discovery in layman’s terms. I’m still not 100% sure I understand the discovery but I hope that our study of physics next year will make it more clear to me. I’m glad to have a better understanding, at least.
Story of the World Vol. 3 Uncle Sam was a Real Man! “Most people would be surprised to learn that Uncle Sam was indeed based on a New York State businessman, Sam Wilson. His nickname, Uncle Sam, became associated with the U.S. government in a joking manner during the War of 1812.” One of the many things I love about homeschooling is all the new things I get to learn along with them.
In My Kitchen My husband made these whole grain chocolate chip cookies for us when we got back from our spring break trip. Using white wheat flour in them kicks up the nutrition slightly, so you can have an extra one without guilt. 😉 He didn’t use the espresso powder or the butter rum extract & he used only two cups of chocolate chips (that was plenty!). They reminded me of Keebler’s Soft Batch cookies. Delicious!
On the Tube I love Crash Course by Mental Floss for my own education about our school topics. But they talk so fast my kids can’t follow very well. So finding Crash Course for Kids was awesome. The videos, so far, are all science related but they plan to expand as the channel grows. Their adult version has covered all areas of science plus history, economics, government. I am excited to see what they will offer for kids!