Monthly Archives: June 2012

Exploring Creation with Botany

June 26th, 2012 (No Comments)

. I know this series is billed as for elementary kids, but my rising 5th and 7th graders did it independently and loved it! As science flunkies (we start, we stop, we don’t accomplish much) we hadn’t completed much, if any formal elementary science. They began this book in late May and I set them […]



June 20th, 2012 (No Comments)

The Geopuzzles by Geotoys are fantastic. They are very well made and colorful. Many of the countries, states and provinces are shaped like the actual place which makes learning geography very fun. I ordered these puzzles as a set, but gave them to my children individually for birthdays and Christmas. My children have been delighted […]


A Kid’s Guide to Drawing America

June 13th, 2012 (No Comments)

I purchased the Oregon book of “A Kid’s Guide to Drawing America” to enrich our history and geography study we did over the summer. I prefer when my kids can draw something rather than just color in a printable from the internet. This is a hardback book with attractive pages. There are probably 10 drawings […]


Gibbon Funline Slackline

June 7th, 2012 (No Comments)

Ok, we bought this for Dad, for Father’s Day. Dad cannot balance on it yet, but the kids can. Everyone at the park thought the slackline was so cool. The local college students are all over it. My high schoolers feel like they have the latest, coolest gadget. And my little ones are learning to […]