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Homeschool Curriculum Review – High School Physics

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High school Physics, homeschool curriculum – GuestHallow.com

After 16 full years of homeschooling up to 8 children at a time, this mama knows what she is looking for and that is normally the easy button. The site GuestHallow has some amazing year long curriculum available to purchase. They are full everything I needed to teach my children including a weekly schedule, list of books and other supplies that I will need for the entire class. And it was created by a homeschool family!!! I love supporting other homeschoolers! I am seriously impressed. The best part is that both of my high schoolers are excited about taking this class with me They like hands on science and conducting experiments. (And to be honest, I am just as excited as they are. Physics was one of my favorite science classes in high school!!)

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Exploring the world of Physics – https://amzn.to/31sgR2D

Junk Drawer Physics Experiments – https://amzn.to/2YJju3n

End of Summer Projects

It is that time of the year. The summer for public school kids in our area is coming to a close. I love that we have a bit of freedom in our homeschooling. We have a handful of projects to still get worked on our homestead for this summer season

  1. Our aquaponics system is being put back up. In this process, we are researching a solar power system to save on the moneys that we spend on this. Our power bill is already OUTRAGES at over $400/month. Thanks APS (Northern Arizona Power Company) for upping your prices again. So, our goal is to find a “do it yourself” solar panel system to get our water system back up and running to help save some money and not tap into the power grid. Fresh produce year round for this family is ideal. For now too, we are planning on putting in just goldfish, but eventually will put back in tilapia.
  2. We are taking out annual family photos early this year. My AMAZING nephew Brent is leaving for the ARMY next week. So our photos for our Christmas cards/calendars and gifts to my sister and parents are going to be created early. We normally don’t take them until November… so a bit of a change. This year, Trystan will be back in them and we have a new family member, Michael. 🙂
  3. We have 7 goats and 10 kunekune pigs to sell. That would cut down on our feed bill immensely. So hopefully we can find some home for these babies. But, if not, we will have some full freezers in December.
  4. We have the county fair coming up in about 5 weeks. We can not wait! My kids love to go and see animals, compete in the showmanship and ride the rides. I can not wait to have some fair food. I have lost over 50 pounds so far this year and having fair food will be mom’s special treat!
  5. We start back up with homeschooling in about 2 weeks. I am still gathering our curriculum and writing our daily schedules. We have picked up a few books to fill in the gap and will be starting out with the comic book writing projects.
  6. Working on 3 new books from our homestead. One is a collaboration with the kiddoes. And has been in the works for a while. It is an Advent projects, ideas and scripture book. Another one (actually a 3 book series) about Haka. This one is about complete. Missing some artwork. We had been so terribly busy with traveling to see Trystan in Phoenix that now that he is back home again, I have an extra day each week to be able to complete these tasks. And the 3rd is a book project (fiction) that I have been working on for a while.

What can you do as a homeschooler?

As a homeschooling family, I try to think outside the box. I have 4 who are ages 9-13 and several are special needs. We have a great little chunk of land, many animals, homesteading, cooking from scratch. But how do I tap those needs in a different way, OUTSIDE the BOX?

We are taking a different approach this year. For part of our English/writing, each kid is going to make their own COMIC BOOK! This year long project will consist not only of writing and art to draw the characters, but also problem solving, brainstorming and more. Stan Lee would be proud!

What are some homeschooling “out of the box” ideas that you have! Post in the comments.

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Homeschool Approved – Game “This Belongs in a Museum”

We recently picked up a new “board game” by Rather Dashing Games. This game is a GREAT quality, with heavy duty pieces and box so it is bound to last with the many hands in our family. You build your board while you are playing gathering points and stealing points with your archaeologist and mummy. The artwork on the game is awesome (however hard for Larry to differentiate between some of the colors being that he is color blind.)

Our family loves playing odd and unusual games. This one included. It allowed the kids to keep their interest in this strategy game that will be different every time that you play it because the pieces change every play. It does take 30+ minutes and is for ages 10+.

 #ratherdashinggames . #thisbelongsinamuseum #krisandlarry #amazoninfluencer #homeschoolgames it is fast and easy to learn, all about #archeologists #mummies #artifacts#krisandlarryhomeschoolapproved check out this game online at Amzn.to/2xAWaV6 it checkout the link to our online store at www.amazon.com/shop/krismazy

Adulting 101 Online Class

adulting – the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks.

https://outschool.com/classes/adulting-what-you-need-to-know-about-becoming-an-adult-b2kJPFkj#usCGc3YJOv

Welcome to adulthood! Becoming an adult can be hard. This is where this class will come in and help. Let’s learn the basics of becoming an adult. This course is a flex course so take it each week during the time that best fits you and your schedule.

Topics will include the following (plus more):

Week #1 – Finances (checking accounts vs savings accounts, balancing a checkbook, writing a check, monthly budgets, investments, paying bills, money orders, taxes, using credit cards VS Cash, planning for retirement, basics to 401K)

Week #2 – Automobile (Checking air pressure, changing a tire, checking and adding fluids, jumpstarting, creating a Car Kit)

Week #3 – Grocery store basics (shopping with a list, coupons, pantry, essentials, creating a meal plan, dorm food)

Week #4 – Basic cooking (crockpot, microwave, simple healthy meals, hydration)

Week #5 – Business basics (Writing a resume and cover letter, Interview, sending an email, dress for success, tying a tie, how to quit a job )

Week #6 – Maintaining your household (Laundry, Dishes, organizing with a calendar, making a bed, ironing clothes, minimalism, dorm room essentials)

Week #7 – Self health – (intro to health insurance, stress and burnout, simple yoga/mediation, time management, defining happiness)

Week #8 – Communication and Conversation (active listening, basic American Sign Language, making a phone call, thank you cards, think before you speak)

Week #9 – housing (living with roommates, how to pack for a move, leasing an apartment, how to talk to your landlord, how to get rid of pests)

Week #10 – Your Every Day (basic sewing a button, mending a sock, unclogging a sink, Relationships, healthy vs unhealthy)

By the end of class, students will have handouts for each topic that they can put into a binder for easy reference.

General information on my Flex classes: My video tutorials and PowerPoints are posted each Monday of the class and will be linked to private videos on my own YouTube Channel.

We will not have any written homework but will have weekly discussions on the message board between students and teachers with weekly problem solving questions on the Outschool class message board.

**Please note: once classes have started, I do not offer refunds, due to the fact that this course consists of digital materials. By enrolling in this class, you are purchasing video tutorials that you can download and keep to use for as long as you like! Please refrain from sharing or redistributing my copyrighted tutorials with anyone outside of our classroom. Thank you!

Outschool Kids classes – Week of 2/24-3/2/2019

1US Constitution Lapbook

US Constitution LapbookKris MazyWe are learning about the US Constitution, preamble and the Bill of Rights Ages 6-11 Meets once for 55 minutes on Monday Feb 25, 10am10:55am Arizona time 

Thursday, February 28th

9 Homemade Cheese! The Basics to Soft Curd Goat Milk Cheese – Class #1

Homemade Cheese! The Basics to Soft Curd Goat Milk Cheese – Class #1Kris MazyThe student will learn how to make two different homemade simple cheese recipes.Ages 10-15Meets once for 45 minutes Thu Feb 28, 9am – 9:45am Arizona time 3 more times available

MarchSaturday, March 2nd

Raising Rabbits: Learning Common Breeds and the Basics

Raising Rabbits: Learning Common Breeds and the BasicsKris MazyLet’s learn about some of the common breeds of rabbits and how to care for them.Ages 8-12Meets once for 45 minutes Sat Mar 2, 9am – 9:45am Arizona time 1 more time available

St Patrick’s Day Lapbook

St Patrick’s Day LapbookKris MazyLet’s create a lapbook and learn all about St. Patrick’s Day.Ages 6-11Meets once for 45 minutesSat Mar 2, 10am – 10:45am Arizona time 2 more times available

Raising Dairy Goats: Learning Common Breeds and the Basics

Raising Dairy Goats: Learning Common Breeds and the BasicsKris MazyLet’s learn about some of the common breeds of dairy goats and how to care for them.Ages 8-12Meets once for 45 minutesSat Mar 2, 11am – 11:45am Arizona time 1 more time available

Flexible schedule sections – Beginning Monday March 4th – No set class time

Mar 4 – Apr 1, History of the US flag and Etiquette Lapbook (Flex)

Mar 4 – Apr 8, USA Regions Interactive Lapbook (Flex)

Make sure that you check out all of the classes that I am offering online at: https://outschool.com/teachers/Kris-Mazy

New class added online – Cheese class for kids ages

https://outschool.com/classes/homemade-cheese-the-basics-to-soft-curd-goat-milk-cheese-class-1-9x7okyJw#usCGc3YJOv

Description

The student will learn how to make two different homemade simple cheese recipes using vinegar and lemon juice. 

The student will learn and decide on what (optional) additions they can add to their cheese.

The teacher will demonstrate how to create 2 soft cheeses from scratch. Students can follow along and create their own if they have ingredients, or just watch and learn. 

 Teacher is available via email for any additional question. 

Homework? Let's eat!! 🙂

Groundhog Day Lapbook Class

 
Sat Feb 2, 9am - 9:45am Arizona time - ages 6-11

Once a year, on February 2, a groundhog comes out to look for his shadow. What is the meaning behind this silly tradition? In this class, each student will learn a little about Ground Hog Day. Students will create a lapbook all about the traditional Ground Hog Day in the United States. A lapbook is simply a file folder that contains a variety of "mini books," foldables, and other material that cover detailed information about the lapbook's central topic. A lapbook is simply a file folder that contains a variety of "mini books," foldables, and other material that cover detailed information about the lapbook's central topic. A multi-page handout will be available to the students before class to print and use. Students will need a manilla folder, scissors, glue stick, the printed handout, construction paper and colored pencils or markers.

https://outschool.com/classes/groundhog-day-lapbook-XdCxyBeX?sectionUid=17710ee1-03bf-4484-9d04-c1d227cf40b7#usCGc3YJOv

Discovering Education – Grand Canyon

Discovering Education – Grand Canyon

We love to take field trips and learn about new (and old) places. This week on Discovering Education, we took a trip up to the Grand Canyon. 

 

Discovering Education – Geocaching

Getting your homeschooled kids up and active can sometimes be a  daunting task. We discovered geocaching almost 10 years ago and are still having fun. Now that the kids are bigger (and some are driving), they like to go out and some of them have created their own geocaching profiles too.

Geocaching is basically a GPS “treasure-hunt”. You are looking for a container where you sign your name and put it back for the next person. There is a website at www.geocaching.com. You can also download an app at the google play store.