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February 28, 2011

SouthEast Homeschool Convention–Greenville, SC

Filed under: Daily News,Educational Adventures — dailynews @ 2:00 am

The exciting, informational, must-attend, SouthEast Homeschool Convention is right around the corner.  Make your plans to attend now!

Walk the HUGE Exhibit Hall!  Attend information-packed workshops!  Featured speakers include Susan Wise Bauer, Ken Ham, John Rosemond, Amanda Bennett, Dr. Jay Wile, Diana Waring, Doug Phillips and MANY, MANY MORE! Also, Worldview Teen Track with John Stonestreet and Tim Hawkins–LIVE!

Come and expand your horizons!  March 17–19th at the Carolina First Center in Greenville, South Carolina.

For more information–http://SouthEastHomeschoolConvention.com.

See you there!

February 25, 2011

Bowling Fun

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Bowling is a great PE opportunity.  Did you know that bowling three games, two bowls per frame is equivalent to walking a mile?

If you would like to combine this PE opportunity with a science lesson, you can teach the physics of bowling–http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/211_fall2004.web.dir/craig_stephenson/index.html.

Did you know that a  number of bowling locations are especially interested in serving the homeschool market?  Quite a few have recently listed their establishments on our local homeschool pages.

As always, fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

February 23, 2011

Women as Inventors

Filed under: Daily News,Educational Adventures — dailynews @ 2:00 am

Women have always been inventors!  A short list of everyday items, invented by women follows–

NAME OF INVENTOR…INVENTION…YEAR

Tabitha Babbit, circular saw, 1812

Augusta Ada Byron, computer program, 1842

Elizabeth Hawk, cooking stove, 1867

Margaret Wilcox, car heater, 1893

Letitia Geer, medical syringe, 1899

Katherine Blodgett, non-reflective glass, 1938

Ruth Handler, Barbi doll, 1959

Randi Altschul, disposable cell phone, 1999

How can you encourage invention/thinking outside the box in your children?

Make it fun–because fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

February 22, 2011

Calvert Sale Nearing Completion

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FYI–the Calvert sale I wrote about earlier in the month, is coming to an end February 26th.  Enroll today and use the coupon code: HOMESCHOOL to receive your 30% off all Calvert courses.

All homeschoolers like to save money (at least the homeschoolers I know) and 30% off is a substantial savings.

And of course–fun learning is forever learning.

Ann Simpson


February 21, 2011

MidSouth Homeschool Convention in Memphis!

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Hold the dates–March 3-5th and come and enjoy all the offerings at the Memphis Cook Convention Center!

Exhibits…..featured speakers….workshops….information galore….as well as Worldview Teen Track with John Stonestreet and the comedy of Tim Hawkins.  Educational and fun!  You can’t beat it!

Featured speakers include Tim & Barb Cash, Dr. Christopher Perrin, Carol Barnier, Michael Clay, Linda Hobar, and Many, Many MORE!

So save the date…..and see you there!

February 18, 2011

Tonight is a Full Moon

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Do you want to explain the full moon to your kids?  Below is an explanation–

When the moon appears perfectly round in the sky, it is known as a full moon.

A full moon is caused by the orbit of the moon around the Earth, and by the Earth’s orbit around the sun.  As the moon moves behind the Earth and the Earth is between the moon and the sun, more and more of the moon appears illuminated.  When the moon is all the way behind the Earth, the sun’s light completely illuminates the visible side of the moon, making it a full moon.

Although the moon takes a little over 27 days to completely orbit the Earth, it takes another few days for the Earth, moon, and sun to be in the proper alignment to cause a full moon. Thus, the lunar cycle is around 29 days in total.

Fun!  And fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

February 16, 2011

President’s Day

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President’s Day is Monday, February 21.  Usually we associate President’s Day with President Washington and President Lincoln.  Why not teach about a more current President this year?  Some possible ideas include–

  • Presidents Roosevelt and Truman–World War II.
  • President Kennedy– Jackie Kennedy remarked that “There’ll be great presidents again…but there’ll never be another Camelot.”  Watch the Camelot video and discuss this quote.
  • President Jimmy Carter–Habitat for Humanity. Discuss whether you believe he made more of an impact during his presidency or after his presidency.
  • Our current President–President Obama.

And remember–fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

February 14, 2011

Three LIVE Teleconference Interviews this Week!

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Homeschool.com will be doing three LIVE teleconference interviews this week! Register NOW. We have a limited number of spots available. There is no charge and you can listen in from any phone or computer.  Simply go to: www.collegeplus.org/hscom.  We will send you a confirmation email with the webinar link if you join by computer or the dial in number and passcode should you decide to call in by phone.  Homeschool.com will be doing three LIVE teleconference interviews this week! 

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2011

11:00 am Pacific time (12:00/Mountain; 1:00/Central; 2:00/Eastern)

Creating Your Own Custom College Degree

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2011

11:00 am Pacific time (12:00/Mountain; 1:00/Central; 2:00/Eastern)

Earning College Credit While in High School

  • Thursday, February 17, 2011

11:00 am Pacific time (12:00/Mountain; 1:00/Central; 2:00/Eastern)

How to Help Your Child Find Their Life Purpose

Homeschool.com is partnering with CollegePlus! for these interviews. CollegePlus! is an organization changing the way we do education. It exists to serve homeschool students earn their fully-accredited Bachelor’s degrees in a personalized way for a fraction of the cost.

If you have any questions about these topics, please email them to our founder, Rebecca Kochenderfer in advance at: Rebecca@Homeschool.com.  She’ll make sure she answers your question during the live interview.

And as always–fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

February 11, 2011

Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries throughout the world. For most, it is a day where people send gifts, valentines and special thoughts to their loved ones.

For links with fun printables, games, art projects, etc. associated with Valentine’s Day, you might want to visit the following–

http://www.theteacherscorner.net/seasonal/valentines-day/

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/valentines/index.htm

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/valentines-day/

Happy Valentine’s Day.  And remember, fun learning is forever learning.

Ann Simpson

February 9, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness Day

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Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th.

The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation inspires people to “practice kindness and pass it on to others.”

For lesson plan ideas, you can visit  http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/Educators/Lesson-Plans.html.  Suggestions regarding possible kind acts can be found at http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/suggest.html.

We all want our children to grow into kind individuals.  When children see how rewarding and fun kindness can be, it can definitely make a positive impact.

And as you know — fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

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