Stars of Wonder – Looking to the Night Sky for Inspiration

Living in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex does not offer too many opportunities for star gazing. I often wonder what it was like for those wise men of the Bible that studied the stars and found such a great wealth of knowledge written among them. Cultivating wonder is like allowing your kids to chase the rabbit…

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Unlocking the Mystery and Magic of Science

Quest for Arete

Science is a mystery. Often, we find ourselves intimidated by certain fields of study because they are mysterious. It’s almost as if the subject is beyond understanding because it is so mysterious. Playing with science is a great way to help your students unlock the mysteries. When they do, they’ll feel like they’ve discovered a…

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Mastering Latin Declensions Shouldn’t Be So Scary!

Latin Noun, Pronoun, and Adjective Declensions charts for practice.

When you hear the words “Latin declensions” do you start to shiver? For a long time, I had no idea what that even meant, so it sounded even scarier! The reality is that the ideas involved with declensions in English, but since it’s our native tongue, we don’t give it much thought unless we hear…

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Free Printable: Key Ring Math Facts Flashcards

Math facts have been an important part of any student’s education for a long time.  It seems we try to find ways around “rote memory”, but watching my son beat me in solving math problems while I’m trying to figure the answer out on my calculator has fully convinced me that these facts are vital…

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What does that have to do with Cleaning?

Changing Thinking about Cleaning

Cleaning is one of my least favorite things to do.  I love to make messes. I love to create.  I love fun.  When it comes time to clean up, I tend to feel the heaviness of the world crashing down around me.  Too dramatic?  Well, even though I have felt that way in the past,…

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