Last year when I was planning our coursework for this year I came across this awesome book.
We've also used a few ideas from this book. But I think some of their models are more complex than they need to be.
Another day Abby was explaining why she had to go to the bathroom when she was supposed to be helping to clean the kitchen (and hadn't needed to go any earlier). "My kidneys weren't done putting it all in before," she protested.
Grace hasn't perfectly mastered all of her letters. But she does know that red blood cells carry oxygen all over her body.
Jake's favorite parts have probably been the models and experiments that involved food. One exception might be when we made a model tongue complete with labeled taste buds so the kids could learn which parts of their tongues identify tastes that are sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. For the bitter test I gave them each a tiny taste of baking cocoa. Jake went to wash his mouth out in the sink afterwards.
here for my lesson plans. Happy homeschooling!