Catching up on #gameschoolchallenge .
Prompt: logic. We use the same things for logic, single player and on-the-go games. These @thinkfun boxes are our FAVORITES and they get used A LOT!!!
Castles of the World coloring book is so fun! I found it in consignment shop for almost nothing! It's great paired up with @lego, @magnatiles, DIY wooden blocks to build castles in the living room.
Pyramix is another fun game. It's a strategy game, but always triggers discussions about history (we rewatch our chicken mummy video every time we play the game😂) and is accompanied by Professor Noggin's Ancient Civilizations cards.
This place is just so incredibly #beautiful . When we started out that morning it was raining. The clouds were so thick and fog was everywhere. I was so bummed because it was the only day we could visit. Thankfully my husband decided we should just take a chance anyway. The clouds cleared up a bit, and we were able to enjoy this #exquisite view!
This post contains mentions of Christmas. And it's not even Thanksgiving yet. Le gasp! You have been warned, proceed at your own risk.
Gratitude tree post reminded me of our favorite December tradition: book advent calendar! We have been doing a version of it for the past 5 years. Last year I added a spin on it - live broadcast on Facebook. It went fiiiiiine, everytbing went fiiiiiine 100% of the time...NOT!
A little about me. I'm hilarious online or in text messages, but very dull in person. I need that extra 20 seconds to process information and come up with something punny and witty. When I'm face to face with a real human, I turn into a walking awkward penguin meme. Talking to a live audience is way out of my comfort zone and so much can (and does!!!!) go wrong. And that's why I do it.
This year I'm adding one more detail to this tradition: a challenge! Broadcast live or record a video of you or your children reading a book and share it on social media with #ReadingSnowflakes . Be sure to tag
@school_for_peculiar_children on Instagram
@School For Peculiar Children in Facebook
and like/share/follow my page:
By Christmas we will have collected dozens of fun read alouds (and a few of bloopers from me, no doubt!) Who's in?
Blog/page is still in it's infancy and im trying to build up content and spread the word out. Thank you for your support! It means more than words can express. ❤
Little sibling ✔
Laundry basket in the background ✔
Random location for "school" ✔
Mom in yoga pants - maybe she woke up like this, maybe she's about to go for a run, we'll never know✔
^#HomeschoolForPeculiarChildren in 1 picture.
4:56 My kids had fun today "mixing" colors with some pretty awesome translucent color cards from the Dollar Tree! For just $1, they can practice mixing new colors and playing with patterns and shapes! The Usborne books pictured are The Big Book of Colors and Lift-the-Flap Art. 🎨
Lazer maze, magnets, gears, code master, clue master, rocks and minerals card game. Even the toddler and the dog participated in @my_little_poppies' #gameschoolchallenge . .
My gameschool challenge? Sorting the pieces after kids "totally put everything back in the right boxes." Totally.
We just finished the Expedition Earth - Asia Unit! From @ericaarndt .
We ”visited” 6 countries in the Asia Continent: 🇰🇷 🇨🇳 🇯🇵 🇮🇱 🇮🇳 🇹🇭 and it was so much fun! We tried dishes from 3 of these countries, hopefully soon we will be all caught up 😉
Which of these countries have you visited? Or maybe are you from? We would love to hear 😉
Here's a peek into our Tuesday morning- 4 kids making paper dolls, 2 playing with paper dolls, and 1 cleaning the dining room. My 18 year old is at work, my 17 year old spent the night at my mom's with my 24 year old, and my 15 year old is still fast asleep. Large family #rollcall - check.
Nothing but a perfect #beach to enjoy on a perfect day! #ourlatesttriptomexico **In one of my readings today, I came across this concept. People think the big things or events in their lives are what defines them. When in reality, it's the little things, all the little choices we make on a daily basis, from the dishes we use to the way we spend our money to how we choose to spend our time. If we are the culmination of all of our little choices, what does that say about us? What do your choices say that you value? Are your little choices truly reflective of who you want to be? #mondaymusings
The Roanoke Star was constructed in 1949 and was meant to serve as a seasonal Christmas decoration for the holiday shopping season.
Through a sponsorship from the Roanoke Merchants Association, Roy C. Kinsey of Kinsey Sign Co., along with his three sons, Roy Jr., Bob and Warren, designed and built the star.
The structure is actually three stars that are formed by 2,000 feet of neon tubing.
The star was illuminated for the first time on November 23, 1949.
Through its 65 years, the Roanoke Star has become synonymous with the region and is still one of the most talked about and recognizable icons of Virginia.
First Time Illuminated: November 23, 1949
Height of Structure: 88.5 feet
Weight of Star: 10,000 lbs.
Visibility from Air: 60 miles
Length of Neon Tubing: 2,000 feet
Current Consumed: 17,500 watts
Height Above Sea Level: 1,045 feet
Colors: Primarily illuminated white, but can include red, white, and blue for various occasions
Check out the current view from the StarCam - a live feed from a camera mounted on the star! 🌟⭐️🌟 #Roanoke#va#roanokestar#shenandoah#momlife#homeschoolersofinstagram#blackhomeschoolingfamilies#afamilythattravelstogether
This is by far my favorite accidental unit study! After we read Electrical Wizard: Candlewick Biographies: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World, down the rabbit hole we went.
Tesla, Edison, electricity, circuits, elevators, AC, DC, World Fair, Mr. Ferris and his wheel, Niagara falls - these are just a few of the things we ended up studying after reading that magical book.
Check out my latest #homeschoolhaul I️‘m so thankful I️ found a local gem to grab things we needed for our homeschool days without having to drive to @lakeshorelearning or waiting for @christianbook to delivery my order #imimpatient .
Curious as what what I’m doing with these goodies hurry and head over to my story
Homeschool Project Alert! Air, Force, Pressure! Done by JahEarl on his B-day! The Children were so involved! We do many projects in and outside the house, as well as healthy meal prep, crocheting, knitting, and sewing! Don't forget to Incorporate REAL LIFE in your children's homeschool experience! 📝🖍🖌✏📚🔬📖😄💖😊 #rebirthlotushomeschoolscholars#Homeschool#homeschoolers#project#nature