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Jay Leno Quizzing People on American History

August 1, 2011

Quizzing Adults on American History How important is history?  To many, understanding how unique and incredible our constitution is and how are nation came to be gives them deep sense of pride. Watching this YouTube video of Jay Leno’s Jaywalk and he is quizzing people on the street with history questions. The people he...
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Women’s Suffrage – We’ve Come Along Way Baby!

July 22, 2011
Women’s Suffrage – We’ve Come Along Way Baby!

Women’s Suffrage I just listen to a book on tape called “The Lake of Dreams” by Kim Edwards and was delighted with the story and the fictionalized telling of the early women’s suffrage movement.  The story unfolds with finding some long hidden letters and an old woven blanket and stained glass windows.  I was...
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Foods to Buy for a Healthier You

July 5, 2011
Foods to Buy for a Healthier You

Foods for a Healthier You I try to buy organic foods but sometimes I can’t find what I want that is organic and it can get expensive – fast.  I love being able to go to the local farmer’s market to get the freshest organic vegetables, but that isn’t always an option.  I know...
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Summer Safety!

June 29, 2011
Summer Safety!

  Summer Safety Summer is time for family fun but take care.  Reading “Healthy Generations Magazine” from Garden City Hospital.  I was reminded of a few things to keep in mind when you’re out and about this summer. Automobile crashes are the number one cause of fatalities and with more people on the roads...
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Rewarding Our Strengths and Celebrating Our Year Together

June 13, 2011
Rewarding Our Strengths and Celebrating Our Year Together

School’s almost over for the year.  Incredible how fast the school year goes after the January 1, like time gets roller skates.  This year as an end of the year activity I asked my students to help make a list of categories that we could use for our own awards ceremony.  Everyone is good...
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Mattheai Botanical Gardens

May 16, 2011
Mattheai Botanical Gardens

What a great day!  We took our class to explore the Mattheai Botanical Gardens with their children garden, labyrinth, trails and conservatory. The kids enjoyed learning from the docents and seeing the cocoa seeds, desert terrain and sausage plant.  It was great to share a great place with my students. Tweet
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Firing up the Brain with Multiple Intelligence!

April 22, 2011
Firing up the Brain with Multiple Intelligence!

Multiple Intelligence I’m not a doctor but learning how to make learning accessible for all my students is something I find there is no end to the information. So when I shared some of the information recently, people were amazed and intrigued by what they learn. Here are some brief notes that people have...
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Speaking at Conference! Awesome Time at the Midwest Great Home School Convention!

April 20, 2011
Speaking at Conference!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Awesome Time at the Midwest Great Home School Convention!

A few weeks ago (has it really been that long) I attended the Midwest Great Home School Convention.  To say I was taken back at the attendance and the number of exhibits would be an understatement.  There were over 8000 attendees and 300 exhibitors!  I met lots of great people, all with the common...
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A Wee Bit of Leprechaun Shenanigans!

March 12, 2011
A Wee Bit of Leprechaun Shenanigans!

  A few years ago I had a silly notion, “Why not make the room look as if leprechauns had visited for St. Patrick’s Day?”  So what I did as a lark has turned into a much enjoyed and anticipated tradition!  While my students are outside for recess, I, with the help of any...
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March is Reading Month!!

March 8, 2011
March is Reading Month!!

March is Reading Month Enjoy a small selection of Dr Seuss Quotes to inspire your day. Classic Dr. Seuss – The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat Last week Venee and I kicked off our reading challenge to our classroom of scholars.  If they read 15,000 minutes by 3/28 the director of the...
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