Darcy Garwood

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Parental revolt against Common Core prompts states to take action

Eleven-year-old Leo Tuttle is a fifth-grader at an Indianapolis private school, where he struggles to keep up with the demanding curriculum.<p>But the school is where Leo’s mother, Erin Tuttle, wants him to be, rather than a public school or even the Catholic school he previously attended.<p>Erin Tuttle …

This information-packed video from It’s Okay to Be Smart explains How The Elements Got Their Names in rhyme! It’s a great introduction fo…

This information-packed video from It’s Okay to Be Smart explains How The Elements Got Their Names in rhyme! It’s a great introduction for looking further into the periodic table’s rich history and etymology, from Actinium (Greek for “ray”) to Zirconium (Persian “zargun” or “gold-colored”).<p>For a deeper dive, definitely get Theodore Gray’s kid (and adult) friendly book <i>The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe</i>, and watch Gray introduce his massive collection in this …

Homeschooling 101: Teacher Organization

Hi everyone! I’m back today with another Homeschooling 101 post for you! Last time around we discussed Gathering Curriculum, so today we’re going to …

The Benefits of Homeschooling Year Round (with FREE Printable!)

When we began homeschooling 7 years ago, homeschooling year-round wasn’t even a consideration. I didn’t even know that this was something people …

Different ways to make dirt dessert cake FUN!

Spring is finally here and what better way to celebrate the season than eating dirt cake!<p>This week my kids and I demonstrated how to make this …

10 FUN AND CHEAP BUSY BAG IDEAS FROM Inner Child Fun. http://innerchildfun.com/2014/03/10-cheap-busy-bag-ideas-kids.html These look excellent. If you've made a busy bag before, tell me about it. I need to make more of them.

Vocabulary.com Reveals The Truth About Your Vocabulary Skills And Helps You Improve

The app is based around the gamification of multiple choice exercises involving common and complex words. You may be asked to choose the best word …

Language Learning

Giving Our Kids Full Attention

<b>Giving Our Kids Full Attention</b><br>This article from +TIME struck a chord with me. Yes, I've seen and experienced the irritation that happens when a child needs mom's attention and she's on the phone.<br>http://time.com/14953/parents-who-use-smartphones-in-front-of-their-kids-are-crankier/<br>As a WAHM who works in the field of social media, I spend a lot of time online. It's nothing to apologize for, but I have two tricks that have helped me give my daughter the attention she deserves.<br>1. <b>Early on I taught</b> …

Passion-Based Learning Week 4: How to Do One Thing Really Well

<i>Principal Matt Renwick is sharing weekly reflections about an afternoon computer club he and a teacher are sponsoring as an enrichment activity.</i> …

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

<b>37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow</b><p>Remixing the curriculum – compiling resources from a variety of sources such as free online texts, …