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Human Biology and Health Unit Study

My 5th grader requested to learn more about the human body this school year.  I did have a human body study put together, but it was geared toward younger children.  As a result, I decided to create another one from scratch.  I searched for a spine appropriate for this study …

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Story of the World Middle Ages: Video Supplements

  My 5th grader will be starting on Story of the World Middle Ages.  We are using the audio along with the activity book.  My kid also enjoys learning through videos so we are supplementing the activity book with videos.  Since we are doing an activity for almost every chapter …

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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

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

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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