I am a dark chocoholic. For me, milk chocolate is for kids (although I’ll admit to savoring delicious milk chocolate in the UK), but dark chocolate is divine. In fact, the Latin name for the cacao tree is Theobroma cacao, which means “food of the gods.” This makes sense as the Aztecs believed that the god, Quetzalcoatl, brought the cacao tree to earth. Forget ambrosia.
In the Hands of a Child has done it again. Basic Physical Science Note Pack, a complete notebooking unit for older students (grades 7-12), includes everything your student needs to complete a physical science notebook. The 16-page Research Guide provides a basic but solid foundation in physical science subjects. General topics consist of: Matter, Non-Matter, Properties of Matter, and Changes in Matter The Seven Base
Homeschooling with Purpose, by Amy Roberts of RaisingArrows.net, is just the breath of fresh air many homeschooling mothers need when we find ourselves in “the winter of our discontent.” According to Amy, this ebook is not intended to be another instructional manual full of homeschooling how-to’s. Instead, Amy writes, “I want to dig deeper . . . below the surface of inspirational ideas that will
There’s something special about owls. Their golden-eyed gaze, silent flight, nocturnal ways, and mysterious calls capture our imaginations and fascinate our minds. In fact, owls are my family’s favorite bird. If it were legal to own one, we would! So my daughters were thrilled with the Owls Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This ready-to-assemble, reproducible lapbooking kit comes with everything you
I don’t recall how I happened upon this site, but I’m glad I did. Activity Village is a huge site devoted to crafts and activities for children. You could easily spend hours perusing all they have available (ask me how I know!). Everything I’ve seen is marvelous, but what really makes me full of glee is their FREE notebooking pages. Simply type “notebooking” in
I rarely find home education materials in big-box bookstores, so you can imagine my surprise when this book jumped off the shelf and into my hands. Michael and Mary Leppert’s comprehensive The Homeschooling Book of Lists is a resource I consult quite regularly. And here’s why: it’s jam packed with information. More than just another guide to homeschooling, The Homeschooling Book of Lists is a
In a word: Wow. When I began to think about homeschooling seven years ago, I read and researched and researched and read. Honestly, I wish I’d had this invaluable tool back then. Home Education 101 guides new homeschoolers in the beginning steps of their journey, covering such high-interest subjects as: Organizing your time and your home for a home education lifestyle Getting acquainted with your
If you’re in the throes of attempting to teach middle school math, you have my sympathy — and my empathy because I’m right there with you. So let me share one of my secrets to maintaining everyone’s sanity: MasterMath. Created and developed by Stan Lisle, MasterMath Middle School On-Line Math offers: video lessons arranged by grade and quarter downloadable/printable worksheets with answer sheets online quizzes