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Review: Primary Science Kit by Learning Resources

This science kit is really cute! The perfect size for little hands and very well made. The 10 experiments do require items not given in the kit to complete but for the most part they are household items you probably already have. The googles are really cute and the part that goes over your ears is adjustable. However, my daughter is small for her age so the googles are way to big for her. In fact, they actually fit me.



She’s had a ton of fun with this kit and doesn’t  want to stop using it. You get a flask and stopper with the kit but none of the experiments call for it. The test tubes have lids and holders which is great your little beginner scientists. I love that it has a funnel for when you pour stuff from the beaker; helps keeps the mess down. I didn’t like that the eye dropper doesn’t come apart. I can never get it fully dry  and imagine mold with eventually form as a result. Definitely, would recommend this kit to anyone though.

Holiday Stockings

I am happy to announce that a new product is here. Holiday stockings! They are hand stitched and personalized. Contact me for the deigns available. Must order by August to have it in time for the holiday season.

Price:
     300$ + shipping if shipped


This is the one I made for our daughter.


Review: Peek-a-Boo-Bunny by Smart Games

My sister was nice enough to get my daughter the Peek-a-Boo-Bunny by Smart Games. She bought it off of my Timberdoodle wishlist. The reason I wanted it for her was because she has never had a game where she has to make something based off a picture. Since she’ll be starting on Timberdoodle pre-K kit it was something that she wouldn’t get.


I really like this game. The pieces are big and sturdy for a toddler to easily handle. The cards are sturdy but I still wouldn’t trust my daughter to use them without tearing them. They have 4 levels of difficulty. And they include a booklet of the cards in the event you lose a card. I did have trouble opening the box, and the box is huge, so I am storing the pieces in a ziplock bag which works out better for travel purposes. I plan on using this for both preschool and prek.


My daughter really enjoyed these. She didn’t want to stop playing with them. She used her creative skills and built things of her own with them. The best part is she gets critica…

Grading Homeschool

In my state it is not required that I keep grades. However, I am choosing to do I can see at a glance how she is doing. Since I chose Timberdoodle, they have a scheduler with check boxes for each assignment that you do. I plan on writing in the grades there and keeping them that way. I won’t show our daughter grades until 3rd grade.

My grading system:

Pre-K - 2 Grade: she will not see the grade
E: excellent; no extra work needed; 100-90%
S: satisfactory; give a little extra work; 89-80%
N: needs improvement; give a lot of extra work; 79-0%

3 - 5 Grade: she will only see letter grade
A: 100-90%
B: 89-80%
C: 79-70%
U: Unsatisfactory; 69-0%

6 - 12 Grade: she’ll now see the percentage grade
100-90%: A
89-80%: B
79-70%: C
69-60%: D
59-0%: F

For essays I found some great rubrics online.

Elementary K-5

Middle School

High School