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Why Choose Notebooking over Worksheets? 0

why choose notebooking

Why choose notebooking over worksheets? Today, I wanted to share with you all today three reasons why we have chosen notebooking over worksheets.

Three Reasons Not to Use the Sassafras Science Books 0

This is the Man with No Eyebrows, and I must share with you today why you should NEVER allow your students to pick up one of these Sassafras Science books.

Can I really teach homeschool science through high school? 0

Can I really teach homeschool science through high school?

With each passing homeschool year, we are getting closer and closer to high school. In fact, as I was planning out this next year it hit me - we have only got two more years before we reach high school.

There can be a lot of pressure in that realization. It feels like all of the sudden homeschool is going to really count. And with that feeling, a fear sets in, one that says if I don't get it right, my kids will be ruined for life.

I wanted to take a moment to encourage you this month.

Living Books for Science 0

living books for science
Come see how to you can select the right living books for your science study along with a list of options from which you can choose.

3 Tips for exploring science during spring 0

3 Tips for exploring science during spring

Spring is a season full of changes in the world around you. These few months present us with loads of opportunities to study certain aspects of science. 

This month I wanted to share with you three tips to help you maximize the potential of the season!

The Three Types of Muscle Cells in the Body ~ A Letter from Dr. Apple 0

3 types of muscles
We recently wrote Dr. Apple in Bangkok with a follow up question about the types of muscle cells from our last visit. She was kind enough to respond!

Are Living Books Superior or Not? 0

Living books are superior.
Are living books superior? In some ways, living books are a superior learning tool when compared to the typical textbook or encyclopedia. In other ways . . .

Lapbooks for Homeschool Science 0

Lapbooks for Homeschool Science

I'm excited to share with you that we recently added a line of lapbooks to our store! To celebrate the addition, I wanted to share with you a little more about lapbooks and how you can use them in your homeschool.

Lapbooks are educational scrapbooks that fit into the lap of a student. They contain a collection of related mini-books on a certain subject. Each of these is then glued into a file folder for easy viewing. You can also include pictures or projects that the student has completed. 

Are the Sassafras Twins right for your family? 0

Blaine and Tracey Sassafras here to answer the question, "Are the Sassafras Science Twins right for you?" Yes - well, maybe we should share more than that.