Reading Escapades & Math Explorers

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Homemade Play Sand

Last weekend, Cole wanted to make some art projects with sand.  You know – those fun-looking jars with all the colored sand that your kids can make at fairs or the beach.  While I have lots of colored pasta and rice, I don’t have any sand.  While I was looking for ideas, I came across […]

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2015 Summer Camp Schedule Announced!

It’s OFFICIAL! School is almost out for summer and the weather is (slightly) warming up. You are probably starting to wonder how you will keep the kids busy this summer. You might even be wondering how you will keep them from the dreaded SUMMER SLIDE. *Summer Slide is what happens when a student FORGETS what […]

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Craft Box Must Have: The ONE Thing That Makes Games More Fun

Have you downloaded my FREE guide on making learning fun for your child?   If you have, great! I would really enjoy knowing what your child’s favorite game you play is from the guide.  If not, do it now so you can start having FUN with your child while ensuring they are getting a strong […]

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The #1 Reason NOT to Homeschool Your Children

I have been helping people decide if home schooling is right for their family for over a decade now.  There has yet to be a person who hasn’t asked, “What about socialization?”  Even if they didn’t really think that was an issue, someone close to them felt it was the number one issue.  I know […]

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5 Reasons To Homeschool NOW

You may have been thinking about going against the grain for awhile now, and have considered pulling your child out of a traditional school – regardless of whether it is a public, private, or parochial school. I bet although you have done lots of research already, you still have questions – and I would wager […]

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The Very BEST Way To Study For a Test

For most students, tests are an everyday fact about going to school.  Personally, I don’t think that young kids should be tested at all, that education is a gift that should be given freely. Talented teachers know if their students understand the concepts or not without having a test to prove it.  However, unless you […]

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How To Check and Practice Reading Comprehension Skills

Learning to read and learning comprehension skills are two totally different abilities and need 2 different parts of the brain.  However, most schools assume that if a student can read words out loud, they should automatically be able to comprehend.  This hope is untrue and our brains need to be trained to comprehend, especially if […]

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BUNNY TOWN: An Easter Craft

For those of you who have lots of time AND crafting skills, here’s a really fun Easter project.  This project is NOT meant for little ones to help, although that is, obviously, up to you.  It is the most complex crafts that I have done ever but, boy, do I feel proud of it once […]

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How BIG (sizeable, enormous, extensive) is Your Vocabulary?

Did you know that the average American uses less than 4% of the English language?  If you think that is a ridiculously insignificant amount, the SAT is being “improved” because they feel it is too difficult, so they have changed it to use more common words.  Before this adjustment, students were instructed they really should […]

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Inspired by PASTA: Science, Math, and Art

  I had some time and my little one wanted to make something different – as usual.  I looked in the cupboards and found boxes of expired pasta in the back – PERFECT! Instead of throwing them out, we used them.  We filled a pot to boil water and he asked about what does that […]