Hurricane Harvey victims who use Seton Homeschool materials or Our Father's World materials can contact these companies for free replacement materials. Our Father's World will send free curriculum to anyone who lost ANY curriculum, from ANY publisher!
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If you would like to donate any of your used curriculum to help hurricane victims, you can also contact the Home School Foundation here.
I've been getting emails from companies who want to sell me solar eclipse viewing glasses for months now, so we've been geared up and ready for quite a while. I remember seeing a solar eclipse in 1991 from my front porch in Albany, NY and it feels like yesterday. Unlike today, all of us made pinhole glasses from paper towel rolls or shoe boxes and didn't worry about retinal damage, or approved lenses or any other such thing.
There has been a lot of talk on Facebook this week about Amazon pulling glasses, and panic about which glasses are okay and which aren't. I bought some from Lowe's several weeks ago. They were about two dollars a piece and thankfully, when I looked up the company, they are on on the approved list.
Here's everything you need to know to have a safe, and memorable homeschooling day!
You can find an approved list of viewing glasses here.
How to make your own solar eclipse viewer using a shoe box.
The 2017 Solar Eclipse: When, where and how to see it.
Teaching Students About the Solar Eclipse - a link to an informative video.
Free downloads and printables from NASA including maps, posters, fact sheet, safety bulletin and other materials.
Cool "make and take" activities - also from NASA. We love the edible model of the sun!
I'll be the first to admit that my high school education was not exactly the best, whether it be because I was too busy socializing, or because it was ranked at the bottom third (quarter?) of high schools in the state I grew up in. I can blame both the educators and myself I guess.
It wasn't until I went to college, and more specifically grad school, that I understood all that my previous years of education lacked. I am an educator myself, and as such, a "lifelong learner". Aren't we all: especially we as homeschooling parents?
I remember learning about Darwin in high school. I liked him. I thought his ideas were interesting, a bit radical and sort of adventurous. I never considered that his ideas would be vehemently debated. I never knew knew that some people would choose to lose friends over this debate until I moved from the Northeast to the Southern part of the country and began homeschooling.
My family and I visited Noah's Ark in Kentucky this past summer and it was awesome and amazing. I read a lot about the differences between the theories there, and even bought a book about it which is still unread.
This post isn't intended to spark a nasty debate, though. I just like to dialogue and share things here on this blog. Why haven't I read the book I picked up at the Noah's Ark gift shop? I think it is because as a high school teacher of literature, I understand the use of figurative language. I appreciate when, and how, it is used. I see figurative language a lot in the Bible. Additionally, as a "science girl", I suppose I interpret things with a mindset of "what else?" rather than, "I accept this at face value."
Anyway, I thought this blog post by eclectic-homeschool.com was worth sharing. I know there are others like us out there!
Share your thoughts in the comments!