Help us solve the Case of the Disappearing Pumpkin Spiced Nuts

Every year we make these pumpkin spiced nuts for our Thanksgiving celebrations, but the problem is that they always seem to disappear before we get a handful to the table. Often, Blaine and I have to zip away right after they come out of the oven and when we get back the nuts are gone. It's very mysterious. So, we need your help to solve this nutty conundrum. We need you, our Sassy-Sci … [Read more...]

Afraid you can’t fit science into your homeschool? Audiobooks are the secret solution!

Audiobooks - we love them! And thankfully, we are not alone!! Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy a book without having to actually sit down and read said book. But did you know that a good science-related audiobook can fill in for you when you voice has gone kaput? Or when you just can't fit in enough hours in the day to do the important things like laundry? Today, on the day of the … [Read more...]

The Sassafras Twins share 8 ideas to dress up like a villain this Halloween

We like to dress up for Halloween - some years our costumes are super cool, some years not so much. One year, I (Tracey) wanted to dress up as a princess, but my parents insisted that I dress up in our mom's old handmade flower costume. Um . . . yeah, Blaine made a lot of fun of me that year, but I got my revenge when he had to dress up in dad's old handmade felt frog costume the year … [Read more...]

Why living books are the secret ingredient to teaching science

Living books are the secret ingredient to teaching science that we all can get our hands on. They are the special sauce we can use as educators to make science fun for our students! You don't agree? Well, let us make our case... A case for living books being the secret ingredient to teaching science Let's look at two different scenarios - two different ways of teaching science to your … [Read more...]

5 Sanity-saving tips to maximize the learning for your read-aloud time

Do you find that you are losing your mind during your read-aloud time? This kid is rolling around and making funny faces. Another one interrupts every five seconds. And that one jumps up to "grab something" so often you wonder if you will ever finish the chapter! Well, you are not alone! Paige has a whole bunch of funny "read-aloud-antics" type stories to tell. And we asked her to come by … [Read more...]

Race Across the Map and Learn about the Globe with Atlas Run {FREE Game}

Blaine and I are super excited to share about this free earth science game!! It's perfect to play after you finish our earth science leg. In Atlas Run, you race around a map, attempting to get from the south pole to the north pole. You answer questions about our planet to move and of course, there are a few fun surprises along the way! We love to play this game in our house and we are … [Read more...]