9/11 America Remembers

The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States were a day of unparalleled shock and grief in the history of the U.S. that we will never forget. Helping our children understand that day and today, the 10th anniversary of those attacks as America remembers can be a difficult thing.  Below are some lesson plans […]

I’m making the move!

I’ve finally decided to make the move to WordPess after approximately one and a half years with Blogger.  Sharon Hujik, author of how to move from Blogger to WordPress has been a huge help in doing the actual move and taking the stress and intimidation out of the technical side of this whole process.  If […]

Happy 4th

G-d Bless our Military who are protecting our Country for our Freedom.  

Parker Area Homeschool CO-OP

An all new and innovative CO-OP for families who school from a home base.  Check out the Parker Area Homeschool CO-OP, which also includes S.E. Aurora, Centennial, Elizabeth, Franktown, Greenwood Village, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, and any other city that you consider within driving distance from Parker. Join us Wednesday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m […]

I Used to Know That: Civil War

I Used to Know That: Civil War is a great way for anyone to either learn about the basics of the Civil War or review the things that you may have forgotten from school. The book is broken up into three main sections, The Antebellum Period, The War Between the States, and The Reconstruction Era. […]

COVA’s National Honor Society Chapter

This year Colorado Virtual Academy (COVA) qualified for a charter membership in the 2010-11 National Honor Society. Colorado Virtual Academy is the only Colorado Online School that has a National Honor Society Chapter (Revision: COVA is not the only CO online school with an NHS Chapter). Eight students from COVA were inducted as new members […]

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

This Day In History taken directly from History.com On this day in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issues a presidential proclamation that officially establishes the first national Mother’s Day holiday to celebrate America’s mothers. The idea for a “Mother’s Day” is credited by some to Julia Ward Howe (1872) and by others to Anna Jarvis (1907), […]

BeTween Talk

BeTweenTalk, a highly moderated talk forum for kids ages 8-13 has a whole new look. You are required to register in order to make a post, design a tweenie or play in the arcade. This forum for tweens continues to offer kids fun arcade games and a forum where kids meet online and socialize under […]

1 Dad, 1 Kid Travel The World

Have you ever come across an amazing story that you have to share? Here’s one. It’s an incredible story of an amazing Dad doing some remarkable things.   A Dad and his 9-year old son, Tigger, are leaving for an adventure next week that most of us only dream about. They’re parting with all of […]

The Power of Words

A friend shared this with me this morning. It’s really beautiful. It’s 1.4 minutes totally worth watching! Thanks Robert!

HAPPY PASSOVER

Happy and Sweet Pesach!

Graphic Calculators

My son sent me an interesting post yesterday entitled Are Graphical Calculators Pointless? It made me think about technology and teaching.  Why can’t we teach rote memorization in tandem with technology?  Here’s the post Are Graphical Calculators Pointless?: An anonymous reader writes “Texas Instruments and Casio have recently released new flagship graphical calculators but what, […]

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