Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Homemade Toddler Toy

This has been keeping Isaac (13 months) occupied lately:

a Huggies wipes box and several frozen juice container lids

put them in the slot

 open the lid to get them back out again

I clapped and made a big deal when Isaac got one in the slot, so he's really proud of himself.  He really has to think hard and push to get the lid turned the right way, making this the perfect toy.  Esther likes playing with it too, just for fun.  :)

Monday, April 1, 2013


When studying fish for science, what does a homeschooler do?  Get a fish, of course!

Meet Eliza Jane.  (Shh.... we know its a male Betta fish, but we're ignoring that fact.)  The kids wanted to name it after themselves, so we came up with a name including their initials E, I, L, and J.  He She also goes by Lizzy.  The girls were so cute picking it out and carefully carrying it home.

Actually, it wasn't my idea to get a fish.  Our science book suggested it (REAL Science Odyssey) and included a great fish study worksheet.  We all sat down and drew and labeled Lizzy, learning about gills and fins.  We also took her temperature (by taking the water temp).  We compared the water temperature, the room temperature, and the kid's body temperature while discussing cold and warm blooded creatures.  I love that homeschooling allows us to be so hands on in our studies!

Here is the review that I did of our science curriculum.  We are definitely still enjoying it and looking forward to the Earth and Space level in the fall.  :)