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Why Isn’t All Schoolwork Done This Way?

Why Isn’t All Schoolwork Done This Way?

It’s the bane of every grade school child – learning their times tables. And techniques really haven’t changed at all over the decades. They still use a grid to study from, make homemade flashcards to practice and recite t ...
Spending Some Change at the Coin Show

Spending Some Change at the Coin Show

It occurred to me that I’ve never talked about something we do every year as a family. It is something my father and I enjoyed doing when I was their age and I relish the opportunity to share the same memories with my girls. I remembe ...
Thrift Treasure: Melody Dicer

Thrift Treasure: Melody Dicer

Both of our girls play instruments in the orchestra and band. We introduced them to musical instruments around three years ago and they have taken it upon themselves to practice every day and strive to achieve the various honor levels award ...

Finding Our Way Through the Circuit Maze

I have an admission to make. I goofed. A couple years ago I purchased a couple different sets of Electronic Snap Circuits from Amazon as Christmas gifts from Santa for our girls. My intentions were good: both of our daughters had shown a pr ...
Appreciate Your Clean Water Supply

Appreciate Your Clean Water Supply

Last fall we were able to participate in an experiment to learn about clean water. It wasn’t part of a science project nor some homeschool assignment, but it certainly had all the qualifications to be part of an educational program. A ...
Arming Kids With Engineering Knowledge

Arming Kids With Engineering Knowledge

When I was in high school, one of my brother’s best friends said he was studying to be an engineer. It was fun to tease him about how we could envision him riding the rails with a conductor’s hat on. Of course, I was joking and ...
Sneaky Education: 25 Games for Teaching

Sneaky Education: 25 Games for Teaching

As we’ve said quite a few times, each Friday we attend a board game held meetup at one of the local colleges. It’s open to the public and anyone interested is welcome. We’ve been bringing the girls along since the first ti ...
2015 Gift Guide: Toys for Younger Kids

2015 Gift Guide: Toys for Younger Kids

I’ll be the first to admit that even as an adult I like to receive gifts from Santa, but let’s face it, the holidays mostly revolve around the littlest people among us. We have given you a number of gift ideas including two guid ...
I Felt Like I Was Failing 5th Grade Math

I Felt Like I Was Failing 5th Grade Math

Quiz time! What is 11 * 12? How about 4 * 7 * 9? Try 5 * 12 * 9 * 7. In your head. You have 30 seconds to solve each one. Don’t worry, the solutions are at the end of this page. Sometimes we get so caught up playing modern board games ...
Writing Prompts for Kids: Netflix

Writing Prompts for Kids: Netflix

Good teachers never cease to amaze me. They are tasked with trying to teach kids about things they may or may not want to learn about. I’ve heard so many people comment that they don’t allow their kids to have screen time. I und ...