Monday, June 18, 2012

And just because we ROCK....

There's ANOTHER blog post! on the same day!!  Crazy stuff!  Anyway, I had to share today's fun part... we broke into one of the kits I got at the WHO homeschool convention on saturday.   

This is the gemstone rock mining kit I got from Rock Solid Learning  at the conference.  

It came with a heavy duty sifter, a bag full of gems, polished and not, immersed in sand, a journal to draw what you see, and a baggie to hold the rocks.  
We had a blast sorting the rocks and figuring out which were which, with the enclosed card.   
Then we brought out my stash of rocks that i had before.  I had gotten a kit from k12 off ebay, and also a kit from Westvon Publishing AGES and ages ago 

Some of the kiddos found favorites.  And some just plain liked them ALL!!!   

Clearly, my children are ROCK STARS.  And thankfully, they are rock nerds like their mama!! Anyone have any good resources online on rocks that they'd like so share? free or for purchase? Let me know, and I'll add it to the post.  I'll be adding as the week goes on as we'll be supplementing our study further. 


  1. Hi Rebecca: Sorry, I couldn't find an e-mail for you. I'm having trouble finding the podcast you mentioned. There are so many in 2008. Do you know the #?

    If you find it, can you let me know?