The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom

Friday, June 07, 2019

Navajo Code Talkers Unit Study

One of my favorite parts of teaching (and homeschooling) is being able to build connections across a variety of subjects.

As we were ending out the school year this year, I decided it was the perfect time a Navajo Code Talkers unit study, since we had finished a number of subjects in preplanned curriculum. My plan for Code Talkers involved a combination of literature, writing (and grammar), history, and technology.




Friday, May 24, 2019

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Out of all the movies that have come out recently, I think the one my kids have been waiting for the most is How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Even at ages 13 and 16, they have been needing to know how Toothless and Hiccup's stories will end.  We were excited to receive an advance copy of the movie in order to check it out and enjoy the story from the comfort of our couch with popcorn!



Friday, May 17, 2019

Make Girl Scout Cookie Box Baskets

I love some of our old Girl Scout cookie box crafts and have been sitting on this idea for Girl Scout Cookie Box Baskets for awhile now.


These are very simple to make and great to dress up little thank you gifts for those who help you with your troop, host your cookie booths, to present awards, or even for cookie booth decoration.  We used this one for a leader appreciation gift swap.



Friday, May 10, 2019

Celebrate Summer with Keystone Science School Camps

We were excited to work with Keystone Science School this year to share more about their camp programs!

The boy even got a chance to check out one of their Spring Into Adventure Camps, a weekend camp designed to give campers a preview of their longer camps, including great outdoor and nature activities.




Friday, March 29, 2019

Nancy Drew & The Hidden Staircase Movie {Review}

As previously mentioned, I am really excited to see that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing a new Nancy Drew movie.  You can't be a fan of the books and not thrilled to see Nancy make her way to the big (or small screen).

This week, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is now available on Blue-Ray, DVD, and digital media!  Are you looking forward to watching it?




Friday, March 08, 2019

Keystone Science School - Spring Into Adventure Camps

My happy place is nestled in the mountains near Keystone, Colorado.  My soul feels so much lighter when we get mountain time, and being there is almost a necessity to me.  Since moving to Colorado in 2011, my kids have fallen in love with Keystone too.


We are very very excited to be partnering with Keystone Science School this year, to share their amazing camp programs, which fit perfectly with our love of the mountains.  Spending a weekend or a week up in the mountains, enjoying the beautiful outdoors and learning more about nature and science?  Doesn't that sound like a dream come true?



Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Harlem Globetrotters Fan Powered World Tour {Review}

We've been lucky enough to see the Harlem Globetrotters twice.  The first time, I took the boy and his friends when they were in fourth grade, here in Colorado.  The second time, in Washington, our family of four got to go.

We are partnering with the Globetrotters again this year and I offered the tickets to my girl and her friends if she promised me she'd take pictures and tell me about it afterwards.




 

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