Gum in the Hair? Frog Blood? Gold Rush?- all part of our week!

This week we were able to have some science fun! My mother in law surprised us with a new microscope! It was on my wish-list since I saw the value of a nice microscope while teaching biology to my 9th grader. We pulled it out and looked at frog blood, a fly leg, human skin cell, and more. These all were from the prepared slide set we got with the microscope. I can’t wait to work more with it!


My younger girls started working again in their Elemental Science book. We started last year and then took a very long summer break–lol. We only have a couple more units until we are finished. This week they started learning about air. They made a fan, did several activities with a plastic straw and more. I really enjoy this curriculum for young children. The curriculum uses Science Play as one of the spine books, and it is filled with fun, easy-to-do science activities for young children.


Learning About Birds
We also have spent some time learning about birds. I need to go buy more bird seed so that we can easily view the birds from the comfort of our warm home. πŸ˜‰ I am looking forward to warmer weather when we’ll head out to our local state park for more bird watching adventures!

Gum in Hair Removal

Life-School 101: When 2yr. olds chew gum, they will get it in their hair. Instead of pulling out peanut butter, or the scissors, I grabbed my lemon essential oil instead. It worked great getting the gum out and smelled good too! πŸ˜‰ Β Such a versatile essential oil to have on hand!

Lexercise dyslexia tutoring

My daughter has continued with her Lexercise tutoring. I am so happy that her reading is improving! Not only that, her spelling and writing skills are improving too!

Gold Rush Todd Hoffman


Well that’s a recap on our week! How did your week go?


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  1. says

    This is a great post and I love the first collage picture with all of the girls’ faces. I hope you’ll consider adding this to the end of the week link up at HammockTracks.

  2. Angel says

    I have been adding lemon extract to my vinegar to clean with. Takes quite a bit. though. How much oil do you need to add to get a nice smell?

    • says

      I’m using lemon essential oil which is different than lemon extract. Lemon essential oil is stronger than an extract. I only have to use a couple of drops. Now it doesn’t have a lingering scent like commercial products, but it has a nice, clean scent when using.

      • Angel says

        that sounds good, I was hoping to find the oil but can only get the extract at the store. may need to order it, saw you sell it. I will see about doing that soon. Do you ever have specials on your oils?

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