If you are looking for some science fun,
this would make a great hands on experiment with your kiddos.
Head over to U Create Crafts for this DIY Solar Fun
"I am NOT alone!, I am NOT the only homeschool parent to have gone through the battles I face daily!, Homeschool IS a Challenge that EVERY HOMESCHOOL Family WILL Face, Battle and OVERCOME!, I AM STRONG, I HAVE GOALS and I WILL OVERCOME these obstacles! --- I AM NOT ALONE - Other's have walked this same road - ahead of me...."
"WHAT WORKS FOR ONE FAMILY, DOES NOT MEAN IT WILL WORK FOR YOUR FAMILY! Experiment and find what works and what dont!"Every family is DIFFERENT! Just because one person gives you an idea, a curriculum they like, a schedule they use, DOES NOT mean that this is going to work well with your family!
"When you were in school, What did you like and dislike about school? Who was your favorite teacher and why? What classes did you do well in and what classes did you fail in? Why? IF you were your child and doing their school, What would your dislike and like be? What would you change?"After all, every kid, (yourself at one time included) is bored quite easily. Most kids learn best by staying involved, motivated, challenged... I can go on... Every child learns differently, but MOST children learn best when they are doing some sort of hands-on-learning... And I am one of many parents that will say INCLUDE HANDS-ON-LEARNING for all your students, no matter what their age... Learning should be INSPIRING, FUN, ENGAGING and ENCOURAGING.. I can go on. That does not mean always have fun and no serious learning. It's simply balancing Serious with Fun learning.
YOUR NOT LIKE EVERY OTHER FAMILY THAT HOMESCHOOLSEvery family is different. Keep that in mind. Again noting that just because this curriculum works best for Family A does not mean it will work best for your family. Explore and experiment, this will be one way to help you find out what works best for your family. You may find a pattern that helps for several years and the come across a year where that pattern or path simply is not working and something needs to be change. That is when you will need to explore and experiment with other options. Some families work best with unit studies, others lapbooks, others hit the books hard and others have more hands on learning then curriculum. No one family schools the same. Remember there are various types of homeschoolers. Don't try to be like so and so, you will only be making it harder on yourself and your family.