Sunday Sweep - Treasures of the Earth, Blokus, Water Beads

Time for the Sunday Sweep! Favorite resources that fueled our curiosity this past week.

Documentary of the Week: NOVA: Treasures of the Earth: Gems

How gems are formed, cut,'s all captured up close in this documentary. Great photography, clarifying interviews, and a pace that held the interest and attention of me and all the kids including the four-year-old. The episode can be found on season 16 of the PBS series NOVA, episodes available on amazon...or available in full on YouTube.

Game of the Week: Blokus

It's been on my to-get list for quite awhile and I happened upon it at a thrift store for just a few bucks. We played it five times in a day. Learn it in seconds, but it will take some work to master (as of yet, I'm undefeated...just have to brag about that a little...)

Bonus Awesomeness: Water Beads

Every once in awhile when I need something that holds attention for a few days, I plump up some of these. Just a few tablespoons of beads balloon up into a bucket full of sensory goodness. I like to dump a bunch of set of fun-to-find figures into the bucket - dig through the beads to find the Roman Warriors (or whatever).

Use them for a few days and then let them (however many are left) dehydrate back to tiny dry pearls.

Don't forget to peek at my Instagram to see what awesome books we enjoyed this week. Got a favorite resource that fueled your curiosity this week? Leave a comment and point me in the right direction!

#Homeschool #Homeschooling #Science #Documentary #Youtube #NOVA #Gems #waterbeads #blokus #spatialreasoning

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