A great turnout for Colorado Cyber School Park Day

************************************ The Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families (CCCF) and the Colorado Cyberschool Association (CCA) hosted the 2nd Annual Cyber Schools Park Day at Westlands Park last Friday.  The sun was shining and we had a great turnout of students, families and school staff with 5 different cyber schools represented: Colorado Virtual Academy, Colorado Connections Academy, […]

Engaging Brain Teasers

Ever since my children began schooling online, I started making a space in our school room for easy to reach brain teasers.  Our bin of brain teasers has certainly grown over the years. A brain teaser is a form of puzzle that involves cogitating or mental/cognitive activity to solve.  Normally, this includes thinking in unconventional ways with […]

Katy Perry: Part of Me

It’s Friday, so today let’s turn away from education and check out Katy Perry’s movie which opened yesterday in 3-D. I enjoy listening to Katy’s music and often hear it while driving in the car as my youngest plays some of her favorite tunes, but I had no idea of the story behind this inspirational […]

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July To ALL! Below are some great websites for resources, lesson plans and activities for K-12 students. July 4th, US  Independence  Day Lesson Plans & Games for Kids Activities and Crafts for July 4th USA and Fourth of July Ideas And don’t forget to check out Steve Spangler’s Cool Science Experiments on the video below!  […]

Banks School Supply: Your one-stop shop for all your schooling needs

Banks School Supply is my favorite place to shop for school supplies and the one I frequent in Aurora, Colorado has been family owned and operated since 1972.  Its’ tucked away off of E. 6th Avenue and Sable Boulevard on Billings Street and they don’t advertise much, but they do a great business by word of […]


Input a question and Wolfram|Alpha produces a result.  This answer engine that launched in 2009 is different from using an online search engine like Google or Bing, which generates a list of web pages for you to search in order to find answers to your questions.  Wolfram|Alpha is a free online resource for discovering facts […]

Wishing You A Happy Father’s Day

I’d like to wish a very Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful fathers who take the responsibility of fatherhood so seriously.  Check out this 2 ½ minutes video below from Lori, almost live at aish.com.

Highlight of a Virtual School Family: Nico’s Mom

Today, our Highlight of a Virtual School Family comes from the state of Washington. Nico’s mom and I met several years back through my work with the National Coalition for Public School Options. Nicolas is 7 years old and in his third year attending the Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA), an online public school. Nico’s mom makes […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of my readers! Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2012!

Happy Hanukkah: Recipe, Traditions, and Holiday Wishes

The Festival of Lights is the celebration of the victory of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Jerusalem Temple. It also commemorates the miracle of the oil that burned for 8 days, hence the eight days of Hanukkah. To commemorate this miracle, we eat “oily” foods on Chanukah, like fried potato pancakes called “Latkes” […]

Book Review: I Used to Know That: Geography

I Used to Know That: Geography Stuff You Forgot From School By Will Williams, Edited by Caroline Taggart This 176-page hard cover book is packed full of information divided into nine chapters including one about the Earth, one about our oceans, and one chapter for each continent. There are some great charts and maps included […]

Spooktacular Fall Favorites Twitter Party: October 20, 2011

Toni Spilsbury: Author of The Organized Cook offers some great ideas on how to make meal planning budget friendly and time saving. Meal planning has always been too overwhelming and too structured for me to tackle, but Toni talks in her video about some sensible reasons why meal planning could actually save time and money, […]

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