How you can celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with science at home today

It's National Grilled Cheese Day and we are celebrating this wonderful holiday with science!! I know, your thinking - Blaine and Tracey, what the heck do grilled cheese sandwiches, science, and your living books have in common? It's really rather simple - we love grilled cheese sandwiches and we have a living book series, plus today is National Grilled Cheese Day and we are going to … [Read more...]

Charlotte Mason would have loved these beautiful book summary lapbooks

Charlotte Mason was an advocate of living books and narration. And book summary lapbooks are a modern way to combine these two! As fans of living books, narration, and Miss Mason, we wanted to share with you all how to make your own beautiful book summary lapbooks. This method will work for any book you read! Plus, the final product is a great way to showcase what your students are … [Read more...]

What? Brown cows don’t provide chocolate milk?

Sigh, brown cows do not equal chocolate milk - something we knew before our zip-line travels began. But Edbert's antics did keep us laughing while on our zoology leg! It's moments like these and more that made our summer-long, science-learning journey a blast! Here are a few more quotes from our journey for you to enjoy. Sassafras Quotes Collection No. 1 "Well, I don’t see any brown cows. … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Living Books for Science

Here it is - THE Ultimate Guide to Living Books for Science!! We have made no secret of the fact that we are fans of living books. They bring science to life in a way that nothing else can. There are loads of options out there telling you how to use living books for history and even math, but not so many on how to use living books for science. And so, we wanted to change that with this … [Read more...]

A book is a gift {Reading Quote Collection No. 2}

“A Book Is A Gift You Can Open Again And Again.” Garrison Keillor is an  American author, storyteller, humorist, voice actor, and radio personality. He is best known for the show he created, A Prairie Home Companion, which he hosted for over thirty years! More Reading Quotes To Enjoy We love to share reading quotes as we find them inspirational and encouraging. We hope you enjoy these quotes as … [Read more...]

Come see how one person uses the Sassafras Science novels and lapbooks

Wondering what it looks like to use the Sassafras Science series with the lapbooking guide? Paige, our author, has pulled back the curtain on her homeschool and let the world peek inside to see how they use the Sassafras Science series. With her permission, we are going to share her plan for the week. What it looks like to use the Sassafras Science novels with the lapbooking guide Right … [Read more...]