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Service Learning: Inspire Your Kids to Make a Real Difference

What is Service Learning? Service learning and community service are often thought of as two interchangeable experiences, evoking images of students picking up trash along the roadside, volunteering at a soup kitchen, or collecting items for a canned food drive. All of these community service activities are of great benefit, teach valuable lessons, and people […]

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A Great Time to Get Outdoors

This spring is a great time to get the whole family moving by incorporating physical activities into your lifestyle. Read our ideas on how to exercise both body and mind! According to http://kidshealth.org/,10% of 2 to 5 year olds and more than 15% of children between the ages of 6 and 19 are overweight. Studies […]

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“A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned” Lessons in Money Management

Benjamin Franklin coined the famous phrase, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” That sentiment may have been true two hundred years ago, but these days a penny saved can be two pennies earned with interest! As today’s child becomes increasingly exposed to “must have” products marketed through television commercials and on the Internet, it […]

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A Practical Math Exercise for Kids

I had the occasion to speak at a homeschooler’s gathering a couple of weekends ago, and had a conversation with a mom about “practical homeschooling”. When I offered her my example, she suggested I share it with you. This is something my family has come to call Math Field Trip 101, and these are exercises […]

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The Boxing Days – Part 2

Yesterday I told you about two of the “fun boxes” that we use in our family to keep the troops at Clan Roe marching forward.  Today I want to tell you about the other two. Fun Box #3 – The Idea Box – This could be called the Reward Box Part II, because the idea […]

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The “Boxing Days” Part 1

You may think, if you are familiar with it, that the title of this piece refers to December 26th – the traditional English celebration of gift giving to others.  However, what I have in mind today is not a date on the calendar, but a gift that will keep on giving. Over the years, we […]

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Strong Bodies Support Learning: Research Shows That Exercising the Body Improves Academic Performance

As if choosing and implementing an academic curriculum for your children was not enough, research indicates that you should be organizing regular physical activity for them as well.  The results of a study by Charles Hillman, Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Neuroscience at the University of Illinois were published in the Journal of Sport and […]

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Mulch Me -a/k/a Object Lessons

Several years ago, my eldest son announced at dinner that he had decided that he had all the education he needed – he was in 5th grade. While I choked on my food, my husband calmly asked him what he then intended to do with his life. Lucas blithely replied that he intended to be […]

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Homeschooling Tips for Spatial Learners

Today’s teachers know that it is important to use a multi-sensory approach to teaching since different students learn best using different modalities. Some students are visual learners while others are auditory or tactile learners. This article will look at ways that a parent can support their child if they learn best visually. Interesting Fact A […]

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Organizing a Homeschool Classroom

One of the most exciting aspects of beginning a journey toward homeschooling is organizing a classroom space. Whether you have a dedicated homeschooling room or your children take over the kitchen table each day, conducting your lessons in a well-organized space can play an important role in creating a successful homeschooling experience for your family. […]

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