The Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & Other Riches

The Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & Other Riches is the newest exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and last night Mile High Mamas and Mom It Forward Colorado had the opportunity to check it out. This exclusive members-only adult evening included the exhibition, entertainment, and a gourmet buffet dinner featuring a dozen dishes […]

USAF Honor Guard Drill Team

Valkyrie Cadet Squadron and other Colorado Civil Air Patrol Squadrons were invited to Buckley Air Force Base for an amazing performance by The United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team.  This Drill Team is the traveling component of the Air Force Honor Guard.  These Ambassadors in Blue know that there is no room for […]

USAF Honor Guard Drill Team

Valkyrie Cadet Squadron and other Colorado Civil Air Patrol Squadrons were invited to Buckley Air Force Base for an amazing performance by The United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team.  This Drill Team is the traveling component of the Air Force Honor Guard.  These Ambassadors in Blue know that there is no room for […]

Spur of the Moment Sunday

Yesterday my younger son woke up all anxious and ready to go to the museum.   Checked online for the latest exhibit. Packed lunch. THEN asked me…”Can we go to the museum today?” I had a hard time saying no and I am so glad I didn’t.                                            The Denver Museum of Nature and Science […]

E=MC2

E=MC², Simple Physics: Why Balloons Rise, Apples Fall, and Golf Balls Go Awry  by Jeff Stewart Now honestly, how many of you actually know what this famous equation actually means? What about the Doppler Effect or even Newton’s famed three laws of motion? Well, if you don’t, this book will certainly inform you of their […]

A Gift For Our Children…Our Future

It’s the 25th and final season of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah also brings the Angel Network to a close. Oprah’s Angel Network Finale gives something to Charter School Networks so they can give to the children of their schools.  Check out  this 2-minute video. Congratulations to these awesome Charter Schools!  Aspire Public Schools Denver School of Science and […]

Halo Video Game vs. Chalk Board Lecture

Listen as John Stossel talks with Colin Hanna, Let Freedon Ring, Ron Packard, Founder and CEO of K12, and Rose Fernandez, parent and Learning Coach of students enrolled in WIVA about the very powerful use of innovation and a technology based curriculum to engage kids. What are the two things that affect student learning?  How does […]

Constitution Day

September 17, 1787 is the birthday of our Constitution. K12 offers FREE, FUN, and very engaging online History lessons to families in recognition of Constitution Day. These lessons are pack full of constitution facts, a coloring sheet, a constitution game, activity sheets, a time line, a Reading Room, and LOTS more.  All the materials you will […]

National Preparedness Month

The month of September is National Preparedness Month, in remembrance of September 11, 2001. It is a time to consider what we would do in the event of a disaster, whether man-made or natural disaster. Check out Ready.gov for ways to strengthen your family’s preparedness. 1. PREPARE 2. PLAN 3. STAY INFORMED Last month I hooked […]

MYTHBUSTERS

We were recently given the opportunity to test and review MythBusters: Science of Sports. This activity kit is a trial and error hands-on format that is based on the Discovery Channel show.  This kit has several myths that can either be given the title of Busted, Confirmed, or Plausible.  The kit comes with most of the […]

Science ONLINE

I often get asked questions about how we school online, but the most common question is, “How in the world do you do science labs in a home base setting with a public online school?” Our online school provides a student guide with step-by-step instructions on how to prepare for and complete the lab, which […]

Dyslexia

Below are two great sites that a friend and reading specialist brought to my attention. Helping people become aware about dyslexia is critical in helping our children. There is so much misinformation out there, and it’s important that people know the facts based on research and not what they have heard over the years. The Barton […]

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