Do Your Kids Need to Learn How to Program?

The following post is from Lauren Rothlisberger of Get Me Geeky: I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think. - STEVE JOBS, THE LOST INTERVIEW Do you think your kids need to learn how to program? A lot of people have never considered…

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Giveaway: Logic of English Foundations Set A ($156 Value!)

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Cassandra ([email protected])! I've been raving about the Logic of English curriculum -- both the Essentials program for elementary students and the Rhythm of Handwriting for cursive -- since I met the founder, Denise Eide, at the Allume conference almost 18 months ago, and both programs continue to…

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Make Pre-K Fun with EmbarK12 Learning Tools

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of K12, the leader in online education for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The EmbarK12 Comprehensive and EmbarK¹² Online programs offer a fun, innovative approach to early learning, and if your kids are anything like my Sidney, they'll love it! K¹² is the leader…

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Giveaway: Level 1 Homeschool Language Program from Rosetta Stone

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Kathy ([email protected])! Did you know that Rosetta Stone offers homeschool curriculum?! Rosetta Stone Homeschool takes the popular language-learning program that the company is known for and offers it as a curriculum specially designed to provide homeschool students with a rich, fully interactive and engaging language-learning experience including…

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Free Homeschooling Checklist and Proofreading Marks Printable!

Earlier this month, I shared a screenshot of the checklist my girls have been using for their school work (as part of my "Homeschool Planning Made Easy" post), and a few people emailed to ask if it was available as a printable. So today it is! Click here to download or print the homeschool checklist.…

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What Grade Would You Get as the Parent of a Student?

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. Let’s face it.  Most kids aren’t born organized, intrinsically motivated, and willing to work hard to get good grades.  They take a lot of cues from our words, actions, and attitudes towards their efforts at school.  Take the…

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From Picture Books to Chapter Books: Transitioning Read Alouds

The following guest post is from Haley of Carrots for Michaelmas: I couldn’t wait for the day when our firstborn was ready to enjoy some of my most beloved books. I daydreamed about snuggling up at bedtime reading The Chronicles of Narnia, while my little one was transfixed by the story--sitting still, imagination whirring. But…

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How to Help Your Child Become a Better Writer

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. Hoping your child will attend a good college?  Maybe even get a scholarship?  Don’t wait until high school to help them develop strong writing skills. Written expression is part of every classroom.  Many students either have to record…

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