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Scratch Programming

Scratch Programming

My son loves computers and has dreams of being a game designer one day.  Over the years has has enjoyed quite a bit of time on Scratch.  Scratch is a “tile-based visual programming environment” where kids can create animations, games, and stories. Sometimes he spends his free time working on …

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Edible Muscle Fiber Model

Muscle Model

As part of my son’s microbiology study, he is learning about the different kinds of cells in the human body.  He enjoys making things with food so we sat down to figure out how to make an edible muscle fiber model.  We decided on a basic circle cake with Twizzlers …

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Picture Books as Reading Books: 3rd-5th Grade Level

Picture Books as Reading Books

As I was considering which chapter books would work best as readers for my daughter this school year, I decided to go a different direction.  There are so many great picture books that are designed to be read aloud by an adult that would work just as well.  I went …

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Typical Day in Our Homeschool: 7th Grade, 5th Grade, and 1st Grade

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While no day is typical, I kept track of one frigid day this winter when we were home all day.  We have a general flow to our day, but the subjects we do each day are different.  This school year I have a 7th grader, 5th grader, and 1st grader. …

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Art of Problem Solving Math: A Typical Day

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My two boys are using Art of Problem Solving math curriculum.  My oldest started with Art of Problem Solving Pre-Algebra and now he is using Art of Problem Solving Introduction to Algebra.  My younger son started Art of Problem Solving Pre-Algebra this school year, but he only spends time on …

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