STEAM: Making Moon Craters

This month our learning box from Experience Early Learning has transformed us into Space Explorers, and you know that means we have to blast off to the moon! The moon is something that has always fascinated my children. They see it sometimes during the day, most of the time at night; it changes its shape, color and size! What's not to wonder about the moon?! As an Experience Early Learning...

Experimenting with Ice

As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest opinions and authentic stories about our experiences using the curriculum. All opinions and thoughts are completely my own. Lately, our bedtime chapter books have been from the Zoey and Sassafras series. There are 8 books in the series and we have now read them all except the newest...

Preschool Science: Root Study Experiment

In college, I majored in Art Education. I always wanted to be an art teacher, but the Lord had other plans. Six out of the eight years I spent as a public school teacher, I was a science teacher. It was a subject I learned so much about and quickly grew to love. (I blogged about it often in 2012 and 2013 right here!) As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL...

STEAM: Skeletal Study

I have 2 little learners... a recently turned 6 year old and a 2.5 year old. I have always been terrified of studying human anatomy. Probably because I can't remember ever really studying it before the dreaded 5th grade health class. Yall know what I'm talkin' about. So, finding fun ways to teach about the human body to my little ones is something that is new for me too, but it has been so...

Exploring Volcanoes in a NEW Way

This post contains affiliate links. Hey there yall! This month, my kiddos and I are on a learning adventure studying Islands with Exploring Early Learning, and if you explore islands, you most likely will come across some Volcanoes! We've all done the volcano experiment of baking soda and vinegar and watched the fizzing eruption and most likely watched it cascade down a triangular shape of some...

Science Lab: Exploring Electricity

Hi! I'm Leslie- a homeschooling momma to a 5 year old girl and 20 month old boy.  The 2 are as different as night and day.  I share our adventures here to both inspire learning at home and chronicle our lives, because honestly, I never started the baby books and my kids will just have to look back on their childhood through this blog... ha! #keepinitrealOh my goodness yall!Exploring...

Science Lab: Exploring Our Senses

Hi! I'm Leslie- a homeschooling momma to a 5 year old girl and 20 month old boy.  The 2 are as different as night and day.  I share our adventures here to both inspire learning at home and chronicle our lives, because honestly, I never started the baby books and my kids will just have to look back on their childhood through this blog... ha! #keepinitrealThree years ago we started our...

Preschool: Safari Food Fun

This week has been one of those weeks where I am sooooo thankful for homeschooling.We had a busy beginning to the week, but the last few days- at the end of the week- my girl has been battling the flu. Flu B actually.  So please forgive all the pajama pictures.  She lived in them for the last few days.  *Homeschool blessing*I am so thankful we have our Mother Goose Time...

Lessons from Ice Day

Busy.  Life is just so busy...both in the everyday normal (laundry, cleaning, feeding, cooking, errands...all the stuff), and even in schooling (especially public school- I speak from experience).To slow down means I have to make a conscience effort to stop, listen, and observe the world around me...especially watching my kids learn.  There are treasures all around us... many that I...

Preschool Science: Volume and Water Displacement

I get so tickled when my preschooler does things that I used to teach in 4th and 6th grade.Understanding VOLUME is a huge concept in both grade levels.This month with our preschool curriculum we are studying Fables and Folktales; one being The Crow and the Pitcher- an Aesop fable.The story goes that there once was a crow who was so thirsty on a dry, hot, summer day and the only water that...