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Dealing with the Stress of Winter Preparations

By Amber | Oct 5, 2014 | 6 Comments
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As winter fast approaches, the list of preparation chores seems to grow instead of get shorter. I am a list maker so I love to mark things off, I even use an electronic list! But it is also my favorite time of the year so I love being outdoors. I don’t know about you, but I often feel as overwhelmed this time of year with winter preparations as I do with the spring planting. When I get like this, I forget to enjoy where I am and what I am doing.

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Ponds

By Amber | May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
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May  Week 1 Lesson 3: Ponds Language Arts Preschool/Kindergarten  Help your child write a poem about ponds. Any style of poem is fine. Have them copy what you wrote or just choose words out of the poem for your child to write. Teach them the vocabulary words.  Printable>>>May Week 1 Vocabulary Grade School/High School  Write…

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Fencing

By Amber | May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
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May Week 1 Lesson 2: Fencing  Language Arts Preschool/Kindergarten  Have your child practice writing FENCE multiple times in the shape of a fence. Let them draw some animals inside or glue pictures of animals inside the fence.  Printable Coloring Page>>>Dairy Cow and Fence Grade School/High School  Research the history of one of the types of…

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Buying Land

By Amber | May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
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May Week 1 Lesson 1: Buying Land Computer Skills/Handwriting Preschool/Kindergarten  Talk with your child about internet searches for land. Prescreen some land for sale sites (see the Printables) and walk your child through the various parts of each site. Find some properties that interest your child, and have them write the address and any other…

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May Printables

By Amber | May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
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May Free Printables Each month we will offer free printables for you to print for your children. You can do the lesson online or print the lessons and avoid seeing ads. We encourage you to share any coloring pictures or accomplished schoolwork/projects in the Mighty Networks private group or our MeWe Group In addition to the printable lessons,…

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Pollen & Pollination

By Amber | Apr 26, 2021 | 0 Comments
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April Week 4 Lesson 3: Pollen and Pollination  Science Preschool/Kindergarten  Discuss pollination. Show how pollination works using cheese puffs. Discuss the parts of flowers. If you can obtain a real flower, help your child identify the parts and look for pollen.  Resource It’s Pollination Time Song Project: How Pollination Works Put some chocolate candies (nectar)…

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Honey

By Amber | Apr 25, 2021 | 0 Comments
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April Week 4 Lesson 2: Honey Language Arts/Art Preschool/Kindergarten  Have your child write HONEY on a piece of paper and decorate it with pictures (drawn or cut out) of bees, hives, and flowers. Read Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Tree (or watch it). Grade School/High School  Using the word HONEY, make an acrostic poem. Put your…

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Beekeeping

By Amber | Apr 25, 2021 | 0 Comments
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April Week 4 Lesson 1: Beekeeping Language Arts Preschool/Kindergarten  Have your child practice writing the letters in BEEKEEPER. Try to find a beekeeping book in the children’s section at the library. Bees, Hives, Honey! Beekeeping for Children by Tim Rowe  The Magic Schoolbus Inside a Beehive by Joanna Cole may be available.  Grade School/High School …

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Dyeing Wool

By Amber | Apr 18, 2021 | 0 Comments
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April Week 3 Lesson 3: Dyeing Wool Science **Please remember to have dedicated pans for dyeing that you don’t use for food. Preschool/Kindergarten  Make some dyes with kitchen scraps such as onion skins. Help your child to notice if there is a difference between the starting color and the resulting dye.  Grade School/High School  Experiment…

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Spinning Wool

By Amber | Apr 18, 2021 | 0 Comments
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  April  Week 3 Lesson 2: Spinning Wheel Language Arts Preschool/Kindergarten  Have your child write the words DROP SPINDLE and SPINNING WHEEL. Help them learn the vocabulary words. >>> Printable April Week 3 Lesson 2 Vocabulary Grade School/High School  Learn the vocabulary words. Pretend you are back in the pioneer days and must spin your…

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Wool: Shearing and Processing

By Amber | Apr 18, 2021 | 0 Comments
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April Week 3 Lesson 1: Wool- Shearing and Processing Field Trip All ages  If there is a sheep farm or sheep dairy close by, see if you can visit when they are shearing. If you cannot visit one, here is a great video of shearing on the homestead: Homestead Sheep Shearing  Language Arts Preschool/Kindergarten  Watch…

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