The Future Has Arrived!: Back To The Future Day

Back To The Future 4

Since today is "Back To The Future Day", the kids have been having some fun with costumes and reenacting scenes. Today was the very day that Marty McFly and Emmett Brown go to in the future in the movie "Back To The Future II".

In Which We Are Watched Like Hawks

Boy in Giant Bird Nest

The Cascades Raptor Center is offering free admission this week last week, in celebration of their 25th anniversary. "Through wildlife rehabilitation and public education, Cascades Raptor Center fosters a connection between people and birds of prey. Our goal is to help the human part of the natural community learn to value, understand, and honor the … Continue reading In Which We Are Watched Like Hawks

Free Printables: Letters and Numbers of the Week

Letters of the Alphabet printable

I was asked to make the alphabet and numbers for a homeschool mom to post a letter and number of the week on her bulletin board.  I'm hoping that by posting the files here some other homeschoolers can benefit from them, also.  Feel free to use these files in any way that helps you educate.  … Continue reading Free Printables: Letters and Numbers of the Week

Skunk Cabbage at McGowan Creek

Lysichiton americanus along McGowan Creek, near where the McKenzie river meets the Willamette River.

Planning with Homeschool Skedtrack: Inserting HTML Images

Computer with Michelangelo's David head on screen with art work

Today, I'm talking about inserting images into Homeschool Skedtrack with HTML. We all know that images add richness to things we are learning. Sometimes they are crucial to the idea being learned. Some of us are visual learners and seeing pictures and graphics help us learn a concept more quickly and more fully. Examples of … Continue reading Planning with Homeschool Skedtrack: Inserting HTML Images

Planning with Homeschool Skedtrack: HTML in the Daily Schedule

Netbook and Pink Ear Buds

One of my favorite features of Homeschool Skedtrack is the ability to write HTML code into a student's daily schedule. The most obvious way this benefits the schedule is to write in HTML links. You can do more than that though. You can format text, include tables, list items vertically, post images, and even embed … Continue reading Planning with Homeschool Skedtrack: HTML in the Daily Schedule

Montessori Phonics: Pink Level

Montessori Pink Phonics

Years ago, I made a lot of printable files for Montessori materials that I shared with a Yahoo group.  The group is inactive now, and so I'm putting these files here so that people may continue to use them.  You may use them, share them, and make any changes you like for your own use.  … Continue reading Montessori Phonics: Pink Level

Planning With Homeschool Skedtrack

Homeschool Materials on a Bed

The Homeschool Skedtrack website says it is a, "FREE online lesson planner, scheduler, and tracking system rolled into one."  It certainly does more than just lesson planning.  You can either plan lessons in advance, or record work after it has been completed.  It keeps track of hours and days if you need attendance info for your … Continue reading Planning With Homeschool Skedtrack

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse, October 8, 2014

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse, October 8, 2014