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Month: April 2016

Weeks 32-33: Homeschool Science Fair

Weeks 32-33: Homeschool Science Fair

DJ participated in his first science fair this week and it turned out to be way more fun and more educational than I could have imagined!  I selected three possible projects for DJ to choose from and he chose a study on taste. He also participated in the presentation of 3 of his friends’ projects. DJ’s Project: Taste Research: We began researching the subject by reading the book “The Five Senses” by Maria Ruis. Most of the book is a typical…

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A Visit to an Organic Educational Farm

A Visit to an Organic Educational Farm

We’re having an uncharacteristicly warm spring this year as the temperature topped 80 degrees again today!  It made for a beautiful day as our homeschool group headed outside to a local farm again. This time is was to an “educational center for sustainability and education and organic farm with sustainable agricultural practices”. The center also runs a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program for low income families. Volunteers and groups like ours help to work the farm.    We started off…

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Weeks 26-31: Catching up

Weeks 26-31: Catching up

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a school day post. A combination of technical issues, being busy at work, a 4 year old not wanting to do school and the reappearance of the sun conspired against any blog posting. Looking back at last year’s post, this year is certainly very different. DJ was going gangbusters with school last year and I could hardly keep up. But this year, he is more resistant to anything that looks like school….

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