Mr. Popper’s Penguins: Chapters 11-15

Captain Cook now has Greta – which soon turns into 10 baby chicks and many adventures. With that many mouths to feed they begin training the penguins to perform and head out to their first audition. Media Funny Penguin Fight Penguins Sliding Music: Military March Music: Merry Widow Waltz Music: By The Brook STEAM Activities Will It Slide? (test what […]

Mr. Popper’s Penguins: Chapters 6-10

In this part of the book, Mr. Popper begins to get to know his pet penguin, Captain Cook. And the locals get terribly confused by the newest member of their community. And the Poppers begin to watch some fascinating penguin behavior! Videos A Visit to the Emperor Penguins Rookery at Snow Hill Island, Antarctica Penguin Nest Making in Antarctica Are […]

Tuesday Tips: YakTrax

We’ve been wanting to find a way to extend our mountain hiking beyond the summer and fall seasons. But snow and ice stick around for a long time here, making treks into the mountains potentially… slippery. And slippery is frustrating! My kids have tiny feet, so I had to spend a lot of time researching the best option for us. […]

Mr. Popper’s Penguins: Chapters 1-5

This book starts off with a lot of fascinating information about penguins. Mr. Popper loves the North and South Poles and enjoys learning about them every night after work! So a lot of our supplemental materials for this first section of the book will revolve around learning about the Arctic, Antarctica, and Penguins! Explorers A video interview with Admiral Byrd, […]

7 Steps For Hiking With Kids

It’s a new season and you want to start hiking with your kids. But it feels daunting. While you dream of peaceful happy treks along serene trails, you fear it might be more tears and complaining along a poorly selected path.  Where do you get started? How do you set yourself up for success? And how do you recover from […]

How I Plan: Part 2

You’ve just sat down with all of your exciting curriculum, sticky notes, crisp new planner, pretty pens… when you have a terrifying realization. You have a lot of things we want to cover in a year, but when you write it out every day… well, you might need to skip meals and sleep to get it all done! That is […]

How I Plan: Part 1

I am often asked how I schedule out our homeschool year. I truly think everyone’s schedule is their own and should reflect their own thinking preferences, the types of learners their children are and what philosophy they follow with homeschooling. That being said, I do think seeing how other’s schedule can help us find our own way of doing things. […]