Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ancient China Activities

Our ancient history studies took us to China last week.  We had so much fun, that we extended it into this week as well. There is really so much you can do with ancient China and Firefly was very interested … Continue reading

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Life With Dogs

So, on our way home from our vacation at the beach we brought home a full grown dog. Just stopped at someone’s house, and “Surprise, kids!”, we’re getting a dog. Well, it wasn’t as simple as all that really. What … Continue reading

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F.I.A.R. The Giraffe That Walked To Paris

We’re back in the swing of things with Five in a Row! Although we didn’t complete all the Volume I books, I decided to delve into Volume II with this wonderful story by Nancy Milton.  The Giraffe That Walked to … Continue reading

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Snack Cup Jelly Fish Craft

We love Jelly Fish! From our Five in a Row book, Night of the Moonjellies to our R.E.A.L. Science Life curriculum studying the cnidarians, to our trip to the Baltimore Aquarium to see them, we just can’t seem to get … Continue reading

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The Lost City of Mohenjo-Daro

This week, our history studies focused on ancient India.  One of the things we learned about was the mysteriously abandoned city of Mohenjo-Daro, located in what is now Pakistan.  The city was quite progressive and modern for its’ time, featuring … Continue reading

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