Posts Tagged ‘ General ’

Exploratorium After-School Activities

The Exploratorium describes their After-School Activities: We recognize that fewer and fewer students are following academic and career paths into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at the same time that the nation’s economy is becoming increasingly dependent on a STEM-literate workforce. Out-of-school learning experiences are critical for generating interest, engagement, and capacity to...
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Free Crafts for Kids – Project Calendar

While looking for some crafts I came upon this interesting craft project calendar for kids. It seems they add a craft each day. The coupon book for Dad looks interesting with Father’s Day quickly approaching!
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Announcing Dana Hanley’s “Homeschool Talk”

My good friend Dana from Principled Discovery sent along this press release. I know we will all enjoy her show. Congratulations Dana! Mary Home School Talk – A Voice for homeschooling Contact Dana Hanley Home School Talk (402) 792-0029 Hickman, NE 6/13/08 Homeschool Blogger Announces New Home School Talk Show Monday, July...
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Online kalaidescope

Check out this online Kalaidescope!
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Family on Bikes – 5/4/08

Five weeks and counting. The final countdown has begun, and the amount of visits by the FedEx man is decreasing. Our pile of gear has taken over the garage and I’m making a valiant attempt at imposing some sort of order upon the chaos. I’m feeling positive about our gear, and feel that it...
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Special needs resource

Success for students with special learning needs Precision Academics is written by Val Gray, an Educational Psychologist and Special Educator who has over 25 years of experience working with Gifted and Talented Students and Students with Special Learning Needs of all ages. Teachers, Parents, Teacher’s Aides and Tutors can use Precision Academic to select...
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Shakespeare in American Life

Shakespeare in American Life offers some pretty interesting videos. Living Iambic Pentameter Is that your sandwich? Occupation Romeo Tableaux Vivants
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Building Big

Bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels take center stage on PBS with BUILDING BIG, a five-part miniseries on megastructures, hosted by renowned author-illustrator David Macaulay. BUILDING BIG explores the history behind some of the world’s greatest feats of engineering and the ingenuity of the engineers, architects, and builders who designed and built them Building...
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The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections

Homeschool Mom and blogger, Amanda Blake Soule has a new book coming out next month, The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections. The Trumpeter Books Press Release included a great quote by her that I just loved. She wrote: There is a value, a richness and uniqueness in the things...
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Cardboard Castles

Cardboard fairy-tale castles made completely out of recycled materials! Complete instructions from the site builder, who says: “Well, ok, we did have to buy some spray paint, brown wrapping tape, and ribbon. Everything else we had around the house. Our castles were fairly large (several photos of their creation are included). You can make...
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    An HEM Interview between filmmaker Jeremy Stuart and HEM’s editor, Barb Lundgren, published in HEM’s September-October 2014 issue From home study and kitchen table math, to perpetual recess and park days, Class Dismissed follows the story of an ordinary American family in their quest to educate their children outside the school system. As they struggle […]


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