So who was Nikola Tesla and why have you never heard of him? Nikola Tesla was born July 10, 1856, in the region we now know as Croatia. The life of Tesla, his inventions and patents would be a great science study for your children to investigate. He was a famous scientist who later became rather obscure. He was a brilliant electrical inventor and a visionary thinker who was … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to Nikola Tesla!
Being able to express yourself is such an important skill and one of the best things you can do for your children is to teach them how to write. We all want our kids to know how to express themselves verbally and in writing. However, many parents are fearful about teaching their children to write, mainly because they don't feel comfortable writing themselves. Charlotte Mason, … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids to Write
Everyone wants Christmas sweater, right? Well, they are loud, colorful, and kind of crazy, but ugly Christmas sweaters are as popular as ever and they’re selling like crazy. Some are so wild and crazy that they are actually cute. Why would anybody buy one of these sweaters? Maybe they hope to be the winner of the “ugliest Christmas sweater” at their office party, or they plan … [Read more...] about Everyone Needs An Ugly Christmas Sweater! Right?
Why are kids fascinated by bugs? They love 'em. Boys like to let the critters crawl up and down their arms and are delighted when it makes the girls scream. Hehe! Boys are funny like that. Many girls are intrigued by the little buggers, too. They just don't want to admit it. But both boys and girls like to investigate and study about bugs. Let them take pictures of the bugs … [Read more...] about Investigating Bugs…A Great Way To Teach Research and Study Skills
Planning a Spur of the Moment Online Field Trip Scholastic.com is hosting a virtual fieldtrip of Ellis Island this Thursday, March 29, at 1pm eastern time and it looks really, really interesting. I know, I can just hear you saying, • “But that’s not in my weekly lesson plan. We couldn’t possibly fit this in.” My answer is that you do need to have a system or schedule in … [Read more...] about Planning a Spur of the Moment Online Field Trip