Growing Up and Becoming More Independent

As a parent, I want to raise my sons to become independent individuals who can successfully survive on their own. For instances, cooking, housekeeping, and budgeting are very important life skills that some people among new and older generation may find challenging.

As a result, my husband and I are motivated in preparing our sons in a way that build good habits or in my husband’s words “muscle memory”. For this blog session, cooking is a life skill we will explore .

Through real experiences, I want my sons to learn how to prepare their own meals as a way to approach the life skill of cooking; also, the kids learn the skills of

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Curriculum That’s Easy Peasy!

Ok. So, I’m not very versed on curriculum, but I wanted to share my experience with the Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool curriculum. We had our first child go through kindergarten last year, and this year we have a first grader, two kindergartners, and a host of toddlers and preschoolers (Lol). clarissa-watson-jAebodq7oxk-unsplash

I created my own curriculum last year with our first. I loved it. I found everything for free online or used things I had gathered during my time in graduate school and while working in childcare. I was able to flow freely into any subject matter I wanted without feeling bound by a script or someone else’s objectives. I was free to leave an area of study if it were time to move on or stay in that area until we mastered it. 

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Messy Monday: Elephant Toothpaste

OH my! OH my! OH my!

 

This is going to be messy and fun for this Messy Mondays activity.

If you decide to do this with your homeschooling crew PLEASE share pictures to be posted on the web. 🙂

 

To get the ingredients list and the instructions to this project, go to:

http://www.funathomewithkids.com/2013/08/fun-science-experiment-for-kids.html?m=1Elephant Toothpaste

 

To actually see how to do this project, watch this: