Batty Take 2

Today was another Batty day at the Pet Alliance!  (formerly the SPCA) Link to additional resources here It was such a satisfying morning. Something about the location makes us so relaxed.  Perhaps it has something to do with all the trees. The location feels more secluded and removed from the hub-bub (even though it’s along a […]

Prep for butterflies

Next week we do another Batty for Boomerangs class in Sanford. It’s a smaller venue, with around 15 kids so our recycled clothespin batties will likely finish right on time. It has been a really busy week for our family, so I’m super exited that that we are ready to go…..   Our late July classes for […]

Nope – Not a hiatus

I know, you’re right,  these pages have been electronically silent. No dings or strumming guitars telling you there is a new post within SPiCE’s hot slice of cyber space. The fact is I’ve been in full on creative mode.  Well mostly – life has had it’s share of getting in the way – but even then […]

Garden schooling

Today was a banner day. It was one you mark on a calendar as perfect – or even think, wow I hit that out of the park! Hubby and I started S.P.i.C.E. and homeschooling because we wanted to be able to provide unique – hands on experiences – impacting families for a lifetime. By accidental […]

The Green Wood Horse?!

Welcome to 2014! And with 2014 it brings another member of the Chinese Zodiac, THE… Green Wood Horse! ALL HAIL THE WOOD HORSE! ALL HAIL THE WOOD HORSE! No seriously the Chinese New Year began Friday, and festivities are still going strong. We are all  excited! If you want some paper festive cheer, then you […]

Your hands do the learning …

I believe that kids are innately kinesthetic learners and as such we are constantly on the look out for  unusual experiences that provide hands-on learning. We love sharing what we find …… Over this past week we went to a STEM event (science, technology, engineering & mathematics); *  We made dog toys for a local […]

Heritage card garden reveal

Hi ya all – Wishing you a special 2013 Holiday season!                                         We made the picture below as part of a Holiday card for our home school community “Heritage card swap”. Or biggest traditions center around sharing our love for gardening – especially during this season.               […]

S.P.i.C.E. Florida

It all begin when I met my husband over a decade ago. It has been his desire since a young person to have his own school. Where everyone is created equal and the “teachers” acknowledge and invite learning from their students. This year we have embarked on a homeschooling journey that caused me to decide […]