Category: ’Eclectic Learning’

The Many Benefits of Camping with Friends

July 8th, 2014 by Dionna - 14 Comments

Camping with kids, particularly kids preschool-age and younger, can be challenging. You have to keep an eye on kids out in unfamiliar surroundings, all while taking care of camp needs. Pitching a tent? No problem! Pitching a tent with a toddler intent on “helping”? A little bit harder.

A Moment of Homeschool Panic

May 27th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

I had a moment of panic earlier this year when I realized that we are officially homeschooling. But I have a feeling that kind of nagging worry is something shared by parents no matter where or how their children are learning.

A Chewing Gum Mad Lib

May 14th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

I recently did a homeschool cooperative class all about chewing gum. Using a fantastic book and documentary on DVD published by Glee Gum, we learned all about how gum was originally made (from a tree!), the history of gum, and how some traditional gum is still made today.

Move and Groove Challenge (and 10 Ideas to Get You Started)

May 5th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

To help us all continue to take at least 15 minutes to focus on our health and well-being each day, #OneSmallStep is launching our second challenge: Move and Groove. Join us!

A Sweet Education in Chocolate: 16 Chocolate-Based Educational Activities

April 21st, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

For one of the recent sessions of our local homeschool cooperatives, I led a semester-long class called A Sweet Education in Chocolate. Here are some of the activities I found to do with the kids each week. Feel free to use or modify any of these activities for your own group!

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