The sun comes out, the birds start singing, you see a daffodil or violet, and the longing starts. As the world around you explodes with life, you yearn to be free. Summer—and all its potential—captivates your kids. And honestly, you can’t fight the excitement either. Realistically, expecting anyone to ignore summer and all that it brings wouldn’t be natural. […]
You know that organization is the key to a smooth homeschool day. We share tips on planning your time and lessons as well as advice from other homeschool parents. There are also highlights from our Distance Learning daily video-lesson program, which is designed to simplify your homeschool.
Have you received your test results yet? Even if you’re still waiting for your child’s testing materials, there are a few things to know about the test results that will inevitably come. Last month, I covered a few test results terms; today, I’ll share some other things you should know before receiving your results. Access […]
Every year, achievement testing season rolls around. As a child, I enjoyed testing. It meant new pencils, special snacks, and fun games. I didn’t have to worry about interpreting the test scores. Now, after studying assessments in grad school and working with people who dedicate their lives to testing, I realize how complicated the results […]
“There’s an app for that” is a phrase that’s music to my ears. I guess you can consider me an “app geek”; I love finding out about new apps! I believe that technology is a great tool and that apps help us use the tool even better. I especially like educational apps because they seem to […]
It’s a new year, which means a fresh start, new opportunities, and . . . New Year’s resolutions. Have you made any resolutions yet? Maybe this year you’re determined to exercise more, spend more time with your family, or start a new hobby. Wanting to do those things is wonderful, and I encourage you to […]
It was one of those days. It wasn’t even ten o’clock in the morning, and I’d already had to mop a flooded laundry room, clean up bright blue paint that spilled during my kindergartner’s art project, sweep up the contents of the box of cereal that my toddler had spilled all over the kitchen floor […]
In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we’re starting the 2013-14 school year with a blog! Here you’ll find ideas, free resources, and encouragement for educators—moms, dads, classroom teachers, and administrators. We’ve also partnered with a Christian school teacher who will be sharing ideas from her third grade class throughout the school year. Get to know […]