Showing posts from November, 2017

100 Days of Science-- #10; Biomes Field Trip

A local homeschooling mom planned a field trip for us all to visit Biomes and the boys and I could not wait to see what this place was all about. Our understanding was that it was a small aquarium that focused on hands- on learning and boy were we amazed at all we got to see and do!  There were small tanks set up all around the room with posters and signs everywhere teaching us about marine animals. This was one small corner of the room; tanks were lined up one right after the other.  We had a few minutes to walk around on our own while everyone arrived and paid the admission fee.  We saw robin fish, crabs, rays, and flounders.  We learned about Glofish and how they are genetically modified to glow Watching the eel climb up it's tank  We learned that this spotted scorpionfish is the most poisonous fish on Earth. We learned about the various species of lobster and how they are rated for market pricing.  Alec was reading all about grouper s

Virtual Refrigerator Linky Party-- Watercolor Trees and Animals

Thanks for stopping by and joining us again this week as we host another virtual refrigerator arts and crafts link up.  Alec had his two last art classes and while the moms and I are talking about running our own weekly classes we aren't quite sure how that will work out yet.  For now I am just thankful he had this opportunity and found enjoyment in art once again. Now if only I could find a way to keep him motivated to try art at home we'd be all set. I love arts and crafts projects and while I offer to do art with Alec quite often or pull out supplies for him to work on art on his own he rarely wants to sit and work on anything.  I'm hoping that December will be chuck full of arts and crafts projects since we typically spend a good portion of the month creating gifts for friends and family members. Now without further ado I invite you to grab a "magnet" and link up your arts and crafts or how- to posts below and vis

Love to Learn Hop- the Last Week of November

I just can not get over how fast these months have been flying by!  It's amazing to me that it's already the end of November. The boys and I are always reading!  True most of the books read by "the boys" were really read by just my middle son, Alec, who loves to read but the other boys did find time to read most days and that's all I ask. But enough about us and what we've been up to!  This is a linky party and I want to hear about what you've been up to. Do you enjoy reading together as a family? What are you reading currently? While you're here, I hope you'll join us! Welcome to the Love to Learn Blog Hop A collection of educational activities to instill a life long love of learning in our children. Enjoy learning through play, nature, crafts, and many other educational activities. This is a PIN-IT PARTY Your hosts will pin our favorite posts to our Pinterest boards! I encourage you to do the same! and SOCI

What My Boys Have Been Reading in November

The boys did quite a bit of reading this month.  We've listened to our read aloud and our book on Cd most days; finishing up our Superstition Mountain series.  They've each picked a few good books to enjoy and have been pretty good about reading everyday. Revenge of Superstition Mountain When Friendship Followed Me Home The Accidental Hero 52 Story Treehouse The 65 Story Treehouse Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Illustrated Edition In The Red Canoe Minecraft The Island Sky Dancers Erth Dragon Life in the Islands A day with the Animal Builders The Secret War Life in the Oceans Drones Magnus Chase; The Ship of the Dead Wandmaker Pin this list of books for later: Linking Up With: