Posted by Kayla Arrowood
Tara finds that having two younger daughters in addition to Abby, nap time is our primary block to accomplish school. Abby and I were able to complete a lesson, along with her other subjects, during nap time without being rushed or stressed. I was able to spend quality one on one time with my kindergartner. If for some reason our schedule was off, we could easily include a curious toddler and newborn. It worked well in either scenario. Summer (who just turned 2 in July) was just as eager to learn and explore as Abby.
Kayla at The Arrowood Zoo
Nancy Larson Science 2 – Observing Rocks and Minerals
I can’t believe we’re already done with another unit! Even though we do more than the 2 lessons a week of science, I swear it seems like the kids are learning more than I could have imagined from something that seems so easy.
As a commentor pointed out on the last unit review a couple months ago, “… it takes complex topics and explains them in simplified language so every kid can “get it”. This perfectly sums up the quality of Nancy Larson Science.
Observing Rocks and Minerals introduces kids to geology, a subject near and dear to every girl who loves shiny rocks. In my case, I like the yellow ones with bugs in them, and the blue corundum pretties.
Included in the kit is a set of mineral samples demonstrating Moh’s Hardness Scale – that one thing has utterly fascinated them!! The boys have gone around trying to figure out what is harder than what, and which rock can scratch another.
Okay, so play time aside ( Isn’t that learning too?), the lessons are wonderful and thorough. I do next to no prep on every lesson. THAT is worth money to me. If I don’t have to spend time prepping for a lesson, then I can spend that time with the boys making their school that much more fun.
Read more at Learning Tangent magazine.
A few months ago, I discovered a new digital homeschool magazine created by and for homeschool moms.
Learning Tangent is the brainchild of Gail Nelson, who posted, “Ahhh science! We love it!“