Oil & Water

We have started our official curriculum but still need something more fun for science.  Our science curriculum has started off a little slow and science experiments are a favorite in our house so we’re adding in extra fun!  I’m hoping that our curriculum picks up but in the meantime, we have plenty of really fun experiment books to work through.

Today, we played with oil and water.  We saw how they don’t mix, talked about why they don’t mix, and finally added a magic ingredient to make them mix.  The girls loved it and really get into their experiments, as you can see with their safety goggles and “studious glasses”, lol!  These girls crack me up daily and I am so thankful to spend my days with them!

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Usborne Books and More

One thing that most of my close friends and family know about me is that I am frugal….cheap…I cut coupons and I pinch pennies. There is one thing that I am very happy to invest in and that is my kids, their education, and their futures!

Usborne Books and More are our favorite books!! There are so many great options in all categories….tons of non-fiction, interactive books that we use in homeschool.

I have not found the quality of Usborne in any other books. I recently ordered through another big name company that does tons of book fairs at schools and yes, I can buy several books for $2 each.  BUT, when I compare those books to my Usborne books, it is clear to me that Usborne will last through all of my kids and beyond…whereas I’ll be lucky if the other books last a single school year.  Usborne are not only stronger quality books but I love the illustrations, the colors, all the interactive options. I want the best for my girls and as far as reading/books go, Usborne comes out on top every time!

If you aren’t familiar with Usborne, I really urge you to check them out!  For us, it made the most sense for me to become a consultant….we buy so many books that we NEED the 25% discount that you get as a consultant.

Usborne Books and More!