If you're looking for the blog belonging to Mary Hood, author of "The Relaxed Home School", please visit The Relaxed Homeschooler. Their website is Archers for the Lord.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Creative Science Curriculum for Relaxed Homeschoolers

Since my daughter loves to write, loves to take pictures and loves nature (particularly taking pictures OF nature), I had a great idea to faciliate her love of science (without a text book:-)

I allowed her to start a "Nature Journal/Photography" blog, which she named "Candid Creation".

She is really enjoying the challenge of researching and documenting accurate information as well as trying to maintain a command of grammar and syntax. There is something about going public that puts the pressure on...in a good way!

Not only is she hoping to learn from her posts, but also that other homeshcoolers could use her blog as an on-line directory of interesting information about the wonderful creation in which we live.
And as she discusses her exciting discoveries, her siblings learn a ton!

Just an idea you may want to adapt to your children's interests!

Of course it's always a bonus that they must learn basic computer and typing skills to blog!

1 comment:

Kim M. said...

I think that was a great idea. I read her post about the spider species to my boys earlier and they loved it.