Author: Blair Lee

September 2017, Letter from the Editor

How is school going so far? Things are going fairly well here. LOL, there hasn’t been enough time for anything to get too out of kilter. We are in the transition stage, where the focus is on academics, making sure Sean has the skills he will need in college (time management is not his super power), and deciding where Sean wants to go to college. I am loving where we are right now (most days, 17 year-olds do have their moments), and missing where we have been. That is what it is probably like for most homeschooling parents as...

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August 2017 Newsletter: The Astronomy Issue

Subscriber-Only Giveaway – Enter Here to Win RSO Astronomy 2 Letter from the Editor, August 2017 Whew. What a busy year it has been for me so far! I have been so busy; I have barely found time to breathe! It has all been exciting and fun though. I am a person who thrives with a lot going on in my life. A fellow author commented recently that I must be crazy to have four books coming out in a three month span. I will admit that sometimes it does feel a bit crazy, but I like it that way. Things...

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Book List: SEA Homeschoolers Teen Book Club 2017/2018

The 2017-2018 SEA Homeschoolers Teen Book Club is starting. This year in lit class, the main focus is on egalitarianism. In addition to the social issues discussed, there will be an ongoing discussion about how the variety of techniques, genre, and structure each author chooses affects the story and the way readers access it. I think there are real benefits to be gained for one’s own writing from studying the writing of others. If your child just wants to read the books without the discussion, that’s okay too. I write discussion questions and occasionally give links to ancillary material for...

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August 2017: The Astronomy Issue

Subscriber-Only Giveaway – Enter Here to Win RSO Astronomy 2 Letter from the Editor, August 2017 Whew. What a busy year it has been for me so far! I have been so busy; I have barely found time to breathe! It has all been exciting and fun though. I am a person who thrives with a lot going on in my life. A fellow author commented recently that I must be crazy to have four books coming out in a three month span. I will admit that sometimes it does feel a bit crazy, but I like it that way. Things...

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Observing the Perseid Meteor Shower

Just imagine your children’s faces when you tell them that you will be waking them at 2 in the morning. When I wrote R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Astronomy 2, my family and I did our best to observe all special night sky events. We have spent some very special moments communing in the middle of the night. Some of the events themselves fizzled, but every single one was worth viewing together. My family’s favorite night sky viewing events are meteor showers. Meteor showers are the most immediate evidence that we are on a ball hurtling through space at a very...

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When Experiments Don’t Work, That’s When the Science Really Gets Fun!

We have all been there, even me. It is the situation where your child and you set up and perform a science experiment only to have it fail. For most people this is frustrating. When this happens parents often wonder if their children are learning from it. As a scientist, I find it interesting that our response is frustration and doubt instead of delight. R. Buckminster Fuller said it best when he said, There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only experiments with unexpected outcomes. Unexpected outcomes should be treated with a sense of wonder. You have...

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Using R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Biology 2 for High School Level Biology

Before I get into the specifics of how to do this, I would tell you to relax about this. About six months before Sean started ninth grade, I looked over the California A – G requirements. These are the specific course requirements students need in order to be considered for application to one of the University of California, UC, schools. This university system is considered by many to be one of the top university systems in the United States. Within each of these requirements you can look at the content UC expects you to cover. I was flabbergasted. Many...

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Letter from the Editor, March 2017

  Yeah! It’s March, my favorite month of the year, and this March has been especially good. Sean is much improved. Thank you so much to everyone who reached out to me with your well wishes. Even more importantly, he is a much more cautious driver. Spring is in the air in California. I am a gardener and this has been a great year for gardening. The weather has alternated between rainy and cool and sunny and warm. I have finished my latest book Climate Change for Kids. A book I have come to jokingly call my protest book. Digging...

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Letter from the Editor, February 2017

For the shortest month of the year, February has a lot going on in it. It is Black History Month, and Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Days are in February. It is a busy month for us at SEA Homeschoolers too. We have a sweepstakes that will begin February 15th, and it is less than four months until our first annual SEA Homeschoolers Conference. From its inception, SEA Homeschoolers has been a support community and an advocacy group. SEA Homeschoolers advocates for the use of innovative, eclectic academics that are handcrafted for the unique learning style of the individual. This sort...

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