Thursday, March 5, 2015


It's not everyday we get to have sushi take out for lunch in our school room while watching a Noh (ancient Japanese dance) video.

It's also not very common to have ninjas visiting our school. (My littlest has mad photo bomb skillz.)

Astronomy- Mercury, Beach Trip

The beach was the perfect place to do our crater experiment!

...and a perfect place to take a break from school, run, play & fly a kite. Because it was in the middle of the day on a weekday, we had the whole beach to ourselves!

The weather was perfect!

Spontaneous trips like this is another reason why we love homeschool!
The sun was spectacularly stunning.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Medieval Meal

Lunch with...

Princesses, and

We're having so much fun learning about old English history from the Dark Ages, re: Feudalism, castles, knights, etc..

Happy (Belated) Valentine's Day!

Portable School

Took our school session to Panera.

Pastries & latte can make it more fun. :)

It's a good thing too when kids can still focus on school work...

Another of a thousand reasons why homeschool rocks!

Exploring Creation with Astronomy

Stained Glass

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Eggspert Fridays

My kids love competition. They are fierce when it comes to competing (a bit too much at times). Our Fridays are test/ review days. To bring in the fun factor to testing, we now play games with this new educational device I recently purchased... the Eggspert!

It's so fun to watch my kids try earning points by being the first to push the buttons. It gets wild and Hillarious! Some of our biggest laughters during school come from this friendly battle. I'm amazed that my 7 year old keeps up with the oldest two, and he actually almost won last time. Somehow, he was the fastest button pusher!

During the game, I ask questions  regarding what we learned during the week: History, Bible, Latin, memory verse, Math drills, Science, etc.. Sometimes they're silly questions too, because I love making my kids laugh. I'll even ask easy questions (like 2+2, or "who is Elsa's sister") for my littlest, just so she can participate & be rewarded with points on the board. The older kids cooperate well  when I cue them to let the youngest push the button first. Eggspert reminds me of the "Steal the Bacon", a game I used to play with my students in schools. Then again, Eggspert is nice to have for a small class of 4, so they can all compete at once. Also, there's something magical about pushing buttons that make kids focus in a super intense way. I suppose it makes them feel a little like they're on Jeopardy. ;)

Here are some photos of my kiddos ready to slay some questions.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Building an Arch

So fun to build! The Romans were brilliant engineers.

Our arch wedges:
Just after putting in the center keystone:
Finished arch!
 (Complete with a cute peekaboo face)
Kids' favorite part: 
They'll get to eat lots of jello for a while.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Roman Arch Bridge

Straight bridge: 

Pennies represent how many soldiers the bridge can hold without collapsing. 

48 Roman 'soldiers' fell into the river:

A straight bridge supported by arch/es, developed by Romans:

This arch-supported bridge held many more soldiers, along with chariots and horses 
(dimes, nickels and quarters):

...even supported a giant pink pig with wings...

...which the kids found to be hilarious! 

These smiles and laughters make it all worth it! 
Homeschool ROCKS!