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Teaching Fractions Using Legos

Teaching Fractions Using Legos

Have you ever noticed that certain things are just easier to learn when you can see, touch, and manipulate them? Fractions seems to be one of those things. Using objects like pizza, pie, chocolate, and Legos can be a great way to visualize and work with fractions. Teaching fractions using Legos can be a tad(…)

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5 Advantages of Middle School Virtual Field Trips ~ PLUS an easy way to find them!

5 Advantages of Middle School Virtual Field Trips ~ PLUS an easy way to find them!

Field trips can be a fun and interactive way to learn about things from science, history, art, and more! Especially when kids are younger, both public schools and homeschoolers alike seem to participate and put an importance on participating in field trips. But what about middle school? It seems as though more “academic” activities win(…)

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I (Heart) Faces Challenge for Shana

I (Heart) Faces Challenge for Shana

I had a hard time choosing just one of these photos for this post.  So of course, I have put in more than one!  My friend Shana is involved in a challenge on some place called “I (Heart) Faces”.  This week she posted one on her blog for the challenge called “I (Heart) faces…Autumn Beauty”. (…)

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Moments to hold on to

Moments to hold on to

These are the moments in your child’s life that you want to freeze in time.  You know you will never get them back and can only hope to remember them, and in this case, capture them in a photo.

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Ava’s First Show and Tell

Ava’s First Show and Tell

On Monday night before settling Ava into bed, I had the task of helping her find her first “Show and Tell” item for preschool.  So I say to her “Ava what do you want to take to share with your friends?  How about a baby doll, or a favorite book?”  Standing in the middle of(…)

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Science Center

I decided to post a bunch of pictures I have taken from our local Science Center.  I have never been very impressed with the place because every time we went things were always broken and we never seemed to find activities that interested the kids.  Thus it has been a couple of years since we(…)

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What People Say About You

Leave a ONE WORD comment that you think describes me. It can only be one word. No more. Then copy and paste this on your wall so that I may leave a word about you. This should be interesting… When faced with this question, how do you think people would respond for you?  How would(…)

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Jonas Salk and Vaccines

Jonas Salk and Vaccines

So I just have to digress into a quick rant about the recent vaccine debates I have been subjected to recently.  There are a couple of e-mail loops I am on where the discussions have been not only heated, but cutting, rude, and even childish as times.  I get that many people feel VERY strongly(…)

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Why "Starts At Eight"

Not sure why the need to blog has come over me, but a few days ago it did.  There are not too many blogs that I even read myself..who would right?  We are all busy with our OWN lives!  I guess I am mostly doing this for me.  I have spent a lifetime writing in(…)

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