Painting with Homemade Paint ~ A great practice run!

By Alecia Rolling We are working on iconography this year, so we also decided to make our own paint! This was quite the learning experience. After trial and error we successfully mixed spices, oils, vinegar, and flour together to make paint. The most successful colors were brown made from leftover …

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Elementary Science in Stories ~ The Nature Readers and Fabre in Schola Rosa

by Alecia Rolling; originally posted at www.therollingacresfarm.com March 30, 2012 By far the most exciting find of 2012 was the Seaside and Wayside Nature Readers I-IV. (Also available free at Gutenberg Project.) These have been great read aloud books for our kids, who are so interested in knowing the animals and insects around …

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