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Math-U-See & Spelling You See Webinars


Let’s Build Lifelong Learners Together There’s a lot that goes into your child’s education and we want to help by giving you the tools you need to succeed. Since we have a lot to talk about, we’re breaking things down and giving you all the answers in our upcoming webinar series about our Math-U-See and…
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The Connection Between Math & Art

I've asked artists about the connections between math and art, and they see it when they use measurement, weight, and even trigonometry.

Math and Art Skill Expectations Math development often has the expectation that at a specific age a student “should” be at a specific level. It is tempting to conclude mathematical potential either by comparing skills with materials marked by grades or by comparing their skills against another student’s abilities. Visual arts development is often judged…
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Current Homeschool Demographics [Infographic]

Many families who are considering homeschooling first want to look into homeschool demographics before making that decision.

Many families who are considering homeschooling first want to look into the demographic data of homeschoolers. It is important for homeschoolers to have support and confidence in their journey so that they can have a successful and enjoyable experience, and the good news is that the number of families engaging in home education has grown…
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How Exercise Benefits Your Student’s Brain

Is there a deficit in the amount of exercise our students are getting? Is there a simple solution?

If you were to approach my grandmother and ask her opinion on what’s wrong with “kids these days,” she’d vehemently reply (in a heavy Brooklyn accent), “Kids these days! All they do is sit around, watch television, and play video games. They need to get up and play outside!” Well, Grandma, an increasing amount of…
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Blocks and the Design of Childhood

In "The Design of Childhood", Alexandra Lange details an illuminating exploration of the material world that children inhabit.

The Design of Childhood is the kind of book that brings sunshine to your heart on rainy day. The author, Alexandra Lange, is an architecture and design critic, a historian, and a mother. In her book, she draws from each of these core aspects of herself in an illuminating exploration of the material world that…
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Homeschool Parents: Learn With Your Children

Homeschool parents: We can learn with our children. We can take this wonderful opportunity as a lesson in never giving up.

Being the oldest of seven kids, I was reluctantly appointed the family’s official tutor from a very young age. My parents weren’t very educated and so it fell on me to help my younger brothers and sisters with their learning. So, it was no surprise to anyone that I became a math teacher. Today, I…
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6 Homeschool Tips From Homeschool Bloggers

We've included homeschool tips from six of our personal favorite homeschool bloggers.

When you’re first considering homeschool, whether it is your child’s first educational experience or you’re switching paths, it’s an exciting and potentially overwhelming time. So many choices! So many options! Which curriculum do I use? Wow, look at all the fun, character-building, educational activities that are available! LET’S DO ALL THE THINGS! Whoa. Pump the…
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How to Motivate Your Child to Read

Motivate your child to read with these practical tips.

There are books sitting on the shelf, it’s a rainy weekend afternoon, but your child is not diving into a single book. You might be thinking to yourself, “Am I not raising a reader?” Maybe you started reading to your child at a very early age and still have family reading time. While this might…
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50 Family Snack Recipes from Bloggers

These family snack recipes are sure to be a hit amongst your children, and can be a good opportunity to teach your child basic cooking skills.

These family snack recipes are sure to be a hit amongst your children. Bring the classroom to the kitchen and practice fractions, or form a positive experience with fruits, veggies, and some of that yummy, sugary stuff (in moderation, of course). Making these snacks with your child also gives you the opportunity for you to…
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Word Lists Defeat the Purpose of Spelling You See

Spelling You See does not require parents or students to keep word lists for a very specific reason: the brain treats a list as item memory.

My computer chimed with the sound that a chat was waiting for me. I clicked on the icon and “Jane” began detailing a struggle: Jane: My daughter and I are frustrated with Spelling You See. Me: I am sorry to hear that Jane, can you give me some details about your struggles? Jane: We are…
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