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I should just put this baby on summer cruise control, because I’m not going to think about school for the next two months and neither should you.
Hands-on learning? Everyone knows hands-on learning is the best way to learn. High schools and colleges advertise and promote it … and your children are doing it every day of SUMMER.
Just this morning, my two youngest boys Cal (8) and Jed (6) were outside early. In fact, when I came down for breakfast, Cal walked in through the front door dressed in shorts and wearing big heavy winter gloves. Instantly, my mind went on alert at the sight and I said, “What are you doing?”
“Dad, there are a ton of ants outside … come and see.”
There were a ton of ants swarming on our sidewalk, eating whatever ants eat, and my kids were learning! But I didn’t spoil the moment by pointing out thoraxes and ant patterns, I just said, “Cool!” and left them to observe.
Mom, go and do the same. Let your kids do summer. Refuse to point out thoraxes, and then if you want … count it as 60 days of your school year, because the real honest truth is: they will learn more by hands-on learning and exploration than they will staring into the pages of a book.
Did you know? Every class is INCLUDED for members! No limits!
Are you a hands-on planner? I am. While some people comfortably keep their To Do lists and commitments stored neatly in a compartment of their mind, I can’t function that way. Just the act of writing down what I have to do relieves a tiny bit of the stress of needing to do it (until I look at the length of my list, but that’s another matter!).
I use a combination of old-fashioned print and modern technology. I have lists and notepads beside my keyboard and spreadsheets open on the laptop in front of me. Maybe you are the same way. Maybe you like the convenience of storing information on your computer but also need the ability to write down notes or take your schedule with you offline.
The new digital Schoolhouse Planners are here!
Type your information directly onto the calendar and save it to your computer or print the pages you need and take them with you anywhere. Either way, you’ll have hundreds of pages of forms and templates to choose from.
From now through July 4th, you can purchase the digital Schoolhouse Planners for 50% off. But are you ready for even better news? All SchoolhouseTeachers.com members get all five digital planners FREE after one month of membership. (Did we mention there is a sale on to join, too?)
If you join SchoolhouseTeachers.com during our 19 Gifts sale, not only will you save money (regular price $12.95 a month), you will lock in your membership at this price for as long as you maintain your membership (see site for details). Plus, you’ll receive all 5 digital planners FREE after your first month and you’ll receive 19 special free gifts from our vendors. Hurry-the 19 Gifts sale offer expires July 21, 2014.
Wings to Soar Online Academy offers Custom Learning Plans for each student preK-12th. Our Hands-On Rental Kits make it easy to encourage hands-on science explorations providing an instruction book and harder-to-find materials. Available 2014 for K-2, 3-5, and 6-9 Physical Science to supplement any science curriculum or our online courses.
If you have a teenager that likes to write poetry, TOS would like to publish his/her poem in the 2015 Annual Print Book (Big Book).
We are looking for poems that are 300 words or less about any of the following topics:
your teen’s life
education in general
Please send your submissions to Heather at HMader@TheOldSchoolhouse.com by July 5, 2014. We will be selecting 10 poems. So have your teen get his/her pen and paper out and possibly get published in the next TOS Big Book!
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