Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Magic Grotto (Blue Grotto) Island of Capri - Guest Post - Boo

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Today I read about the most amazing place on earth, The Magic Grotto also know as The Blue Grotto. (Halliburtons Book of Marvels)

Along time ago on an island called Capri, there was an earthquake and part of the caves entrance sunk into the sea. It is now known as the Magic Grotto. The only way to get into this cave is to enter by a narrow entrance by rowboat. Once you get inside the cave it's so beautiful you could imagine you are in heaven. The oars turn silver as they touch the water, if you skim the water with your hands they turn the color of diamonds. The walls and ceiling are the most beautiful shade of blue. 

I would love to visit this Magic Grotto. I read that if you dive into the depths that you would leave a trail of sparkle behind you, Wouldn't that be amazing.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology

We have just completed our first experiment.
Boo placed 2 peeled apples in bowls and covered one with Baking Soda and salt.
We left it for one week and today was our check it out day.
The apple left on our side just looks dryed out - no mold anywhere. I have seen others that were covered in mold. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
Our apple covered in baking soda and salt is mummified, but in fact looks worse that the other.
I hope we eventually get better at this science thing.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Carole P Roman - If You Were Me And Lived In... {Review}


Australia
Portugal
Russia



We were recently sent a box of books from Carole P Roman. If you haven't checked her books out you really need too. Little J loves these!

About Carole;

Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with her husband. Her most favorite job is being grandmother to her many grandchildren. She currently lives on Long Island with her husband.



We have reviewed them before here and loved them. This time we were sent books about Russia, Australia, and Portugal. Little J is starting to read but these are a little above his level so I had to read them too him, because I enjoy them too.

The books are written as an introduction to culture from different countries across the world. The first page of the book shows a map of the country and indicates where the capital is. Then it shows roughly where the country is on the globe. The book tells a few facts about the country including the name of the capital and it's size in the world (for example Moscow is the fifth largest city in the world). It talks about the popular names from the country and the names of 'Mom' and 'Dad' in the native language. Common food and clothing (including the names in the native language) are discussed. Famous tourist places and sports, myths, and legends.

I like the fact that there is a lot of information given in quite a simple way. With lots of topics covered it gives a lot of scope for further study. I know we have jumped onto YouTube many times to learn more about something in them. Little J loved having his globe with him so that he could search for the new country on it after we read the book!

These books are available on Amazon  for $.99 cents for the kindle version or $8.99 for the brightly colored softback version I received.





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Friday, August 15, 2014

Captured on the High Seas - Tyndale Book Review

Little J is only just starting to read, and so books that he can read to himself are pretty limited. He loves action/adventure type books and so when I was offered the chance to receive the book Captured on the High Seas he was really excited as he is an old-fashioned 5 year old at heart and still enjoys a paper book!


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Captured on the High Seas is about 2 time traveling children Patrick and Beth who land in the middle of sea battle between the British and Americans in the Revolutionary War. The book covers a lot of interesting topics. The slave trade, prisoners of war, overcrowded prison ships. The book would be an excellent addition to any study of the Revolutionary War.

The book is aimed to children between the ages of 6 to 9 years old. However if you love reading to your kids then I would recommend this to younger kids if they like to listen to more complex stories. Little J is 5 and LOVED this book. He would have listened to the whole book in one sitting if I had read that long. The story is not written in a babyish way and my husband also enjoyed reading this one!

This book is #14 in the Adventures In Odyssey Imagination Station Series and we are definitely going to be reading some more of these!

I don't want to tell you too much about the story because believe me this is one you will enjoy reading to your kids!

The book is also available in paperback and kindle here.
  



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Random Five Friday - August 15th 2014

1. Our first week of school went well.

2. Little J has his own computer desk now, and we added a few things to the schoolroom.

3. Our rock climbing day turned into a fun weekend as we stayed overnight spontaneously. We luckily found a hotel with a laundry and pool, near a Walmart so all was good! The kids loved staying over 'unplanned', and loved it even more when I told them the hotel had a hot breakfast included.  We went exploring and had a blast.



4. I am going to be starting a giveaway soon for a home-school T Shirt from Shop Great Products We have picked our T- Shirts for our review and can't wait for them to arrive!

Ninja - T-Shirt

5. I am in the middle of making the most delicious homemade caramel popcorn - Recipe:



Check out some more random five fun over at The Pebble Pond.
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