This weekend, my sixth-grader made an utterly enchanting Wind in the Willows diorama, jamming a whole delightful world into a tiny 9×6″ box. Since Thursday night, our kitchen table has been host to a glorious assortment of cereal boxes, cotton balls, glue, thread, acrylic paint, and a whole lot of happiness.Continue reading “Wind in the Willows Diorama: A Real Kid’s Middle School Project”
Tag: hands-on homeschool
Great Wall of China Project for Kids: Mini Bricks Review
Want to build a model of the Great Wall of China…
- as a hands-on history project,
- as a middle-school architecture unit, or
- as part of studying Chinese history, culture, and geography in your homeschool?
My daughter has been attending Saturday Chinese school for years, so in conjunction with her ongoing Chinese language learning, I try to integrate cultural studies into our regular homeschool routine whenever I can.
Building a Great Wall of China model fits right into our studies, and is the perfect hands-on history project.
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Homeschool Robotics: Review of Robotis Dream 2.0 (Levels 1 and 2)
Puzzled over how to teach robotics in your homeschool? Want to introduce your kids to more STEM topics, but not sure exactly how to go about it? Although robotics can be an intimidating topic to explore, it doesn’t have to be.
Disclosure of Material Connections: I received complimentary Robotis Dream 2.0 Level 1 and Level 2 kits from Timberdoodle in exchange for writing and publishing this review. All opinions — and photographs! ;) — are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.
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