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Un-Scheduled Field Trip

Virtual homeschooling is a beautiful mix of traditional homeschooling and traditional public schooling.  On Monday, my daughter and I had the opportunity to take advantage of one of the homeschool perks of our virtual world. This coming Thursday, August 29th,

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation — Part 2

In my last post, What I Did on My Summer Vacation — Part 1, I shared some of the places we visited this summer.  We had so many fun adventures, that I decided to write two posts about our summer vacation.

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And we have—SLIME!

Have you ever played with slime? Slime is an ooey, gooey mess that feels like a solid until you pick it up and it slips through your fingers as a liquid. Here is our adventure with slime. God Bless 🙂

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5 Virtual Field Trips: All About Science

The word science comes from the Latin scientia meaning “knowledge”.  Children have a natural thirst for knowledge.  As parents, we can help quench this thirst by visiting science museums.  Sometimes, however, these museums came be inaccessible for one reason or

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Chemistry 101: Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcano

Volcanoes are fascinating! One of the best ways to bring geology and chemistry together is to make a baking soda and vinegar volcano. I discovered a fabulous page on About.com: Chemistry by Anne Marie Helmenstine, PhD.  Ms Helmenstine guides the reader through dozens

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RECESS ROCKS!!!

In a brick and mortar school, recess is usually a time for children to take a break from learning.  In a virtual homeschool world, learning never takes a break!  Every time we step outside there is something new to discover.

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Biology 101: The Circle of Life

One of the best parts of our virtual home school world is the fact that we are able to show our children the real-world applications of what they are learning. At the end of January, we bought our first baby

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