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Science

Basic First Aid: (all ages) Mrs. Jacquie teaches about basic anatomy, allergies, bug bites, fractures, burns, CPR and more. Students are encouraged to create a first aid kit as they progress through lessons. Lessons are taught in a discussion format with demonstrations when possible.
January 2019 – May 2019

About the teacher: Mrs. Jacquie Moore is a mother of 5 currently expecting #6. She has been homeschooling for 10 years. Her homeschool journey started when she discovered that her oldest child is Autistic. Being a military family, she knew it would offer him the best opportunity for a stable school life while having to move every 1-2 years. Mrs. Jacquie is a former Army Medic and is currently studying to be a Certified Professional Midwife. While working as a Medic in the Army she has worked in many different areas of the medical field. She worked Labor and Delivery, OB/GYN, Family Medicine, ER, medical transportation, and was a medic that supported all training schools located on Fort Benning. She has been field tested both stateside and abroad. Mrs. Jacquie is an advocate for hands on learning and tapping into her children’s natural curiosity to help them gain a deeper understanding. Mrs. Jacquie facilitates education through reading, hands on activities, and leading discussions to help her students gain a better understanding.


Endangered Species Collaborative Study Class: (ages 10+) Mrs. Shelly helps students work through collaborative study and writing using The Endangered Species Science & Research Study Guide by The Thinking Tree. Chapters are used as the building block to the collaborative study process. Each animal studies will become the topic for a 5 Paragraph Essay. Lessons are taught in a voluntary, free-flow discussion setting as Mrs. Shelly shares her computer screen to search for answers about each endangered animal. There are plenty of links for students to utilize to further their study. She models interpersonal discussion and self-guided collaborative study by all ages in this group class.
May 2020 – TBD

About the teacher: Mrs. Shelly is a bio-adopt mother to 6 children and grandmother to two. She has homeschooled for over 20 years, has 4 homeschool graduates and two at home. Two of her children graduated with an Associate Degree at the age of 17/18 respectively, another is certified in welding, and yet another is still in college. Mrs. Mabe is an avid advocate for Blue Collar Education and “College at 14” for homeschooling families. Mrs. Mabe facilitates education by reading and DOING the work with the students.


Freeschooling: (all ages) This is a student-teacher class. Students volunteer to teach a class on any topic they choose. Ms. Rebekah meets with students before the live class to guide them for their role as a teacher. Lessons taught by students are between 5 and 15 minutes long followed by a 10 minute Q&A for the class.
August 2020 – TBD

About the teacher: Ms. Rebekah is a homeschooling mother of 3 boys under the age of 7. Her sons are usually a part of class which means sometimes unexpected things happen in the middle of class, but Ms. Rebekah is graceful in redirecting focus back to the lesson. Her #1 goal in teaching is to be fun and joyful, bringing lots of laughter to her classes.


Harry Potter Studies: (ages 8+) This class is a science and literature class based on the Harry Potter series starting with the first book. Students are expected to have read the scheduled chapters prior to class. During class, Ms. Laura and PrairiePeace2 ask reading comprehension questions, complete a project, and model vocabulary study. The reading comprehension questions and project supplies are included in a printable packet. The projects vary from crafts to science experiments and each project is done step-by-step on screen.
May 2019 – TBD

About the teachers: Ms. Laura is a homeschooling mother of 5. She has homeschooled for 11 years. She is an avid nature lover and enjoys spending her days outside. She also is a huge Whovian and Potter Head. Ms. Laura works alongside the students in classes. She does the projects and reading right along with them. She also tries to convey the message that learning is individual and the students have the freedoms to complete each project how they see fit.

PrairiePeace2 is the second oldest son of Ms. Laura and is an assistant teacher in some of her classes. He really enjoys Hoeden, especially Geography with Mrs. Shelly. He’s a member of our county 4H and enjoys BB gun, air pistol, and archery through that. He also loves playing video games and reading.


Middle School BFN Science: (ages 12+) Mrs. Shelly reads and discusses Everything You Need to Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook. There is a caboodle and plenty of links for students to utilize to further their study. She models note-taking, questioning, and self-guided study.
January 2019 – November 2019

About the teacher: Mrs. Shelly is a bio-adopt mother to 6 children and grandmother to two. She has homeschooled for over 20 years, has 4 homeschool graduates and two at home. Two of her children graduated with an Associate Degree at the age of 17/18 respectively, another is certified in welding, and yet another is still in college. Mrs. Mabe is an avid advocate for Blue Collar Education and “College at 14” for homeschooling families. Mrs. Mabe facilitates education by reading and DOING the work with the students.


Nature Studies: (all ages) Ms. Laura leads students on a nature walk through her backyard and occasionally through a local state park to discuss the chosen subject for the week. Students are encouraged to explore their own backyards just as Ms. Laura explores hers. The second half of class is the nature journal portion. Ms. Laura walks through an example of an entry with the camera pointed at her own journal. Ms. Laura uses Exploring Nature with Children by Lynn Seddon as a spine for this class. This book is not required to participate in this class. Suggested supplies are listed in the class with the most important being a sketch book and colored pencils.
April 2019 – February 2020

About the teacher: Ms. Laura is a homeschooling mother of 5. She has homeschooled for 11 years. She is an avid nature lover and enjoys spending her days outside. She also is a huge Whovian and Potter Head. Ms. Laura works alongside the students in classes. She does the projects and reading right along with them. She also tries to convey the message that learning is individual and the students have the freedoms to complete each project how they see fit.


Science Experiments: (all ages with parent supervision) Ms. Rebekah brings science to life in this hands-on class! Students will learn about matter, physics, chemistry, and more by doing experiments from items mostly found at home. There is also a Science Fair Project unit to help students understand the ins and outs of creating one themselves. Ms. Rebekah presents the lesson in a fun and informative discussion-styled format. She takes the time to explain everything in a clear and concise manner to cater to the wide age range of her students. Projects are made in class and links are posted for students to research after class if they want more information.
May 2019 – December 2020

About the teacher: Ms. Rebekah is a homeschooling mother of 3 boys under the age of 7. Her sons are usually a part of class which means sometimes unexpected things happen in the middle of class, but Ms. Rebekah is graceful in redirecting focus back to the lesson. Her #1 goal in teaching is to be fun and joyful, bringing lots of laughter to her classes.


Spectrum Science 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, and 6th Grade: (3rd-6th Grade) This class uses the Spectrum Science books for each grade. Mrs. Shelly reads and discusses the lessons and helps students work through some of the pages as they discuss the lesson in a voluntary, free flow discussion setting. There are plenty of links for students to utilize to further their study. She models note-taking, questioning, and self-guided study.
May 2020 – July 2020

About the teacher: Mrs. Shelly is a bio-adopt mother to 6 children and grandmother to two. She has homeschooled for over 20 years, has 4 homeschool graduates and two at home. Two of her children graduated with an Associate Degree at the age of 17/18 respectively, another is certified in welding, and yet another is still in college. Mrs. Mabe is an avid advocate for Blue Collar Education and “College at 14” for homeschooling families. Mrs. Mabe facilitates education by reading and DOING the work with the students.


Solar System: (ages 7+) Mrs. Shelly reads and discusses The Solar System by Rosalind Mist. There is a caboodle and plenty of links for students to utilize to further their study. She models note-taking, questioning, and self-guided study.
January 2019 – December 2019

About the teacher: Mrs. Shelly is a bio-adopt mother to 6 children and grandmother to two. She has homeschooled for over 20 years, has 4 homeschool graduates and two at home. Two of her children graduated with an Associate Degree at the age of 17/18 respectively, another is certified in welding, and yet another is still in college. Mrs. Mabe is an avid advocate for Blue Collar Education and “College at 14” for homeschooling families. Mrs. Mabe facilitates education by reading and DOING the work with the students.


The Kids’ Nature Book: (all ages) Ms. Rebekah uses The Kids’ Nature Book: 365 Indoor/Outdoor Activities and Experiences book to guide students in learning science through nature a few minutes each day. The book is written as a 365-day book, however Ms. Rebekah will teach daily lessons in 6-week units followed by a 2 week break. Most lessons will only be 10-15 minutes but some will last up to 30 minutes. Parental supervision on nature walks is always recommended. Students are encouraged to bring a journal and something to write with to class. There is a supply list provided in the class, though almost every supply can be substituted with other household items.
May 2020 – TBD

About the teacher: Ms. Rebekah is a homeschooling mother of 3 boys under the age of 7. Her sons are usually a part of class which means sometimes unexpected things happen in the middle of class, but Ms. Rebekah is graceful in redirecting focus back to the lesson. Her #1 goal in teaching is to be fun and joyful, bringing lots of laughter to her classes.


Weather Forecasting: (ages 7+) Ms. Tabitha talks with students about different aspects of weather and weather forecasting. She uses The Kids’ Book of Weather Forecasting (a Williamson Kids Can! book). Students will be building their own weather equipment out of household items during class. By the end of this class, students will have their own mini weather station and will know ways to predict weather in their area!
July 2019 – August 2019

About the teacher: Ms. Tabitha is a mother of 2 girls and has been homeschooling for 5 years. Her oldest daughter graduated college with her Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and her youngest is currently homeschooling. Ms. Tabitha believes that children learn best when they are interested and engaged in a topic and facilitates education by including hands-on activities in her lessons whenever possible.


Zoology: (ages 9+) This class uses Zoology for Kids: Understanding and Working with Animals by Josh Hestermann (there is a promo code in this class’ Archive). In class, Ms. Brooke reads a portion of each chapter and does a project with students.. Materials are posted in the class syllabus which can be found in the class Archive.
May 2019 – October 2019

About the teacher: Ms. Brooke is a stay-at-home mother and homeschools her 3 children (Sabrina, Eddie, and Beth). Ms. Brooke enjoys being outdoors, reading, Bible study, and painting. Sabrina is Ms. Brooke’s oldest and enjoys arts and crafts. Eddie is the 2nd oldest and loves Marvel, Harry Potter, and Lego. Beth is the littlest in the family with a big personality. She loves animals and creating games. Ms. Brooke and her children do the work with students in all of her classes.

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