History Lesson Log #3: Ancient Greece

I usually wait until I've covered three history topics until I write another log, but I'm eager to share our Ancient Greece resources. We spent quite awhile with Ancient Greece because The Odyssey and the myths took a long time to read, and we've been taking a break this summer from history too. Although these are the resources … Continue reading History Lesson Log #3: Ancient Greece

Raising Black Swallowtail Butterflies

Earlier this summer, we saw a monarch butterfly laying eggs on our milkweed plant, but when the caterpillars were very tiny, they disappeared. We believe a wasp preyed upon them. That was disappointing, but soon after, we found some other interesting caterpillars in our yard. We identified these as black swallowtails. There were seven. We didn't take … Continue reading Raising Black Swallowtail Butterflies

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

The last place I want to share with you from our trip to Biloxi is the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park located in Mobile, AL. My boys have enjoyed learning about military vehicles and the history that goes with them ever since they started playing digital games. Of course, my husband, who is a history … Continue reading USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Nearing the End of 5th Grade Homeschool

Officially, our "homeschool year" isn't over until August, and I will continue to give my boys lessons through the summer. However, when the weather turns warm, we start making time to get outdoors, and I begin to prioritize our lessons in this way: What can we finish before June? What do I want to stop … Continue reading Nearing the End of 5th Grade Homeschool