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 […]

We did it – Batty style

Hi everyone, Man I have been jazzed up all day!  Today is all about putting up more Bat content.   It started with yesterday’s 9am presentation for the SPCA Orlando location. SPiCEY son had a sleepy shower and did lots of eyerubbing (little known fact – homeschooler’s SLEEP IN).   ;D While he was doing […]

Bats and boomerangs

We are just a day away from our 2nd group of pollinator presentations this season. The SPCA summer camp is an interesting venue, the kids range from 3rd – 8th grade depending on the week and they are there to learn about animals.   What a perfect place to talk about pollinators and unsung heros […]

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 […]

New class – March25!

Thanks to inspiration from my friend Cat, we will be engaging in a Canning 101 class at the end of March. We will learn the basics of; pressure cooking with stewed tomatoes, hot water bath with strawberry jam and then learn how to dehydrate snacks like strawberries So excited to share this knowledge and fantastic way […]

To the Ships!

Yesterday, despite the Irish gales a blowin’ we and 26 others braved Ponce Inlet, Florida. It was a great day! First, the kids scampered down the Ponce Inlet Park jetty past the snow-like sand blowing in drifts & delighted in getting sprayed at the end of the pier.   Then we stepped back in time to enjoy a […]

Bamboo flutes abound!!

Yesterday was a perfect day! Despite the initially concerning weather, we had 17 lovely folks making bamboo flutes at the Beautiful Bamboo Farm. – We started with a brief history overview. Then a couple of us at a time, learned how to cut the bamboo for our desired tone. – Mark and drill our holes […]

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 […]

Endless origami – Traditional Crane

SPiCEY Son has been interested in origami for over half his life.  To be honest he really couldn’t fold a straight line when he started. His fascination with the beautiful designs  over shadowed his fumbled early attempts and he refused to give up. Over the years he has put his interest aside from time to time, […]