Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Integrating Science into other Subjects

Find out how I integrate science...
I have written before about Ways NOT to Teach a Science Lesson. Today, however, I want to encourage you to teach science. But, I want you to teach it with a different subject.

Integrating science with other subjects shows how they relate.

Science is not just something extra we learn but is part of our hobbies, our history, and our daily lives.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Yesterday: The first day of fifth grade--clothes and oils

Yesterday mija started the fifth grade!

She got to shop for a back-to-school outfit at Justice. I know. I am one awesome mom!

Our other new school addition is Vetiver essential oil. Vetiver, along with Cedarwood, has been studied as an aid for ADD/ADHD. While mija has neither, she still has a short attention span and is easily distractable. We decided to give it a try. 

Yesterday went really well after rubbing it on her big toes. That's right. The big toes are where the brain is located on the foot. We rubbed it on a few time throughout the day. We really knocked things out.

Today school started with my hubby teaching math and science with NO vetiver. It was the usual distractions with many reminders to focus. I'll take over after lunch and AFTER VETIVER and see if there is a difference.

I'll see how it goes after a few weeks of Vetiver and let you know.