Each year we do a study on clouds. It is a month long study as part of our nature studies. In addition we create a cloud journal, observing clouds throughout the seasons.
When we started using theme units in our homeschooling, it was a fun way of teaching our children on a variety of subjects. We learned about seasons, weather, holidays, places and modes of transportation as well as other areas the kids were interested in.
One thing we enjoyed from the very start was learning about science and how things work or how they are created. When we did a unit study on Clouds, we found a number of books the kids enjoyed.
Yesterday we conducted a experiment on clouds. The boys were interested in learning how a cloud forms (particularly fog). We had been reading a number of books on weather and clouds and this experiment was perfect.
We are finished our second week of lessons and still settling into our routine. The kids are adjusting to working on assignments (with some encouragement from Mom). We made a few changes up to our first day of homeschool. Like some of you, we were still “sitting on the fence” deciding on our picks for curriculum. If you have been waiting, make sure not to pass up these deals before they end.
We had a fairly short week as we took Labor day off to spend with family and friends. This week had its ups and downs.
When I was very young, our family drove every Sunday to my Grandparents home. My Father always reminded us the importance of family, showing us how in little ways we could celebrate his parents being in our lives.
We have an opportunity as a homeschooling family to explore our children’s interests in learning and gaining knowledge about the world as well as developing their character as individuals. It is our hope as parents, we are leaving our children an understanding of the importance of being as stewards of our world.
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