Tag Archives : Homeschool

Expedition Earth Video Review


Get ready for an exciting voyage across the world! Come along as we walk on the Great Wall of China, wander through the Amazon Rainforest, and climb the Egyptian Pyramids! Within this curriculum you’ll discover the sights and sounds of 31 countries across the globe. You’ll get hands-on with fun activities, crafts, recipes and more! So grab your passports, and…

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Homeschooling 101: Standardized Testing


It’s that time of the year again! Time for the dreaded  T E S T I N G. So for today’s Homeschooling 101 post, we’re going to dig into the details of standardized testing and homeschooling! Are you excited? You should be because I’m here to encourage homeschoolers everywhere! Testing isn’t as bad as you think, and YES YOU CAN…

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Expedition Earth: Arctic Circle Soap Whittling


Welcome to kids soap whittling 101! After learning about all of our fun Arctic friends, we did a super fun soap carving project that was one of our favorites for the year according to my son. I guess whittling is kind of a manly thing.   We made a penguin and a fish, which was originally a whale, but looked…

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Expedition Earth: Arctic Circle Snowy Owl Craft


Welcome to another fun Arctic Kids Craft! Today we learned about the Snowy Owl, then watched Owl Babies on You Tube. After that we made a fun Snowy Owl Craft. What supplies do you need? 3 paper plates per student white craft glue paint brush orange construction paper for beak and feet 2 google eyes per student Fake snow Step…

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Expedition Earth: The Arctic Circle


Welcome to our Expedition Earth week on The Arctic Circle! This is our final week of Expedition Earth and we’ve had a total blast! I think I’ve learned as much as the kids did and the activities were super fun. Hopefully we created some great memories that will last for the long haul! Here are some of the things we…

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Expedition Earth: Antarctica Blubber Experiment


Welcome to our Antarctica Blubber Experiment. Would would have thought blubber could be so cool? I’ll be all those seals and penguins are really happy right about now! This was a super easy experiment, and the kids loved it. First we learned about Penguins of Antarctica. We also learned about Emperor Penguins from National Geographic. Penguins have a layer of…

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Expedition Earth: Antarctica


Hello and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Antarctica! We’re nearing the end of our journey and we’ve had so much fun. We spent some time reviewing all of the countries we’ve learned so far, 30 of them WOW!  Next we completed the Antarctica mapping sheet. Here are some of the things we learned this week: We located Antarctica…

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Expedition Earth: New Zealand


Kia ora! Welcome to our Expedition Earth week on New Zealand! We started off by stamping our passports! Where New Zealand is on the world map & located Wellington Learned a New Zealand song How to say “Hello” in Maori! Kia ora! Learned about the New Zealand Flag and colored our worksheet Prayed for the New Zealand people About children…

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Australia Craft: Sponge Art Activity


G’Day Mate! Welcome to our artistic celebration of the Great Barrier Reef ! We had such a great time exploring through Australia this week and spent a lot of time learning about the Great Barrier Reef , looking at pictures, videos and reading about it! Did you know the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world?…

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Expedition Earth: Australia


G’Day Mate! Welcome to our Expedition Earth week in Australia! Of course we started off by stamping our passports! This was probably the easiest country to find on the map, especially since we review it constantly considering it is also a continent! What We Learned This Week: Where Australia is on the world map & located Canberra and the Great…

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Expedition Earth: Egypt


Sabahou el kheir! Welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Egypt! Everyone’s been looking forward to this week because we were planning to do a mummy experiment. And I’m not sure about your kids, but when the word “mummy” comes up, everyone gets excited! But first…we had to stamp our passports so we could continue on our journey! Here are…

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Nigerian Banana Fritters Recipe


Hi, and welcome to the fried foods portion of this weeks Nigeria activities! Today we’ll be making Nigerian Banana Fritters. They’re fairly easy to make and went over fairly well with the folks here at Confessions of a Homeschooler. So first off we’ll gather our ingredients, you probably have most of this at home already. Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 2…

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