Excellence in Education

Homeschool Success!  Adding the twins next?

Homeschool Success! Adding the twins next?

Guest blog post by Natasha Baker When our daughter’s 2nd grade standardized test results were in, we knew we had a problem. She tested advanced in every category. Okay, that’s not a problem. That’s fantastic. The problem was that her public school didn’t have the capacity to support her. It quickly became clear that homeschooling would(…)

Ready for Kindergarten? My Member of the Class of 2025

This week my kindergartner, Taryn, brought home her third quarter report card. Wow, the progress she has made in one year! I remember her first day of kindergarten last August. I kissed her good bye as she rode the bus for the first time and became an official member of the “Class of 2025.” When(…)

Applying for Homeschooling

Applying for Homeschooling

Guest Blog Post by Natasha Baker   Well, it’s official. I just submitted applications for our 6-year-old twin boys to start homeschooling with K12/Ohio Virtual Academy in the fall.   Some would question my sanity. I mean, it’s not like they had a bad time in the local public school in kindergarten. In fact, they(…)

A Book to Get You Movin’ and Shakin’

A Book to Get You Movin’ and Shakin’

Books in our house have a whole new meaning thanks to Lisa Loeb.   In the past they have been for quieting down at bedtime or for having some motionless quiet time mid day.  Now, we are movin’ and shakin’ thanks to Lisa Loeb’s new book.   Lisa Loeb’s Songs for Movin’ and Shakin’: The(…)

Navigating the Educational System when your Child has Learning Difficulties

Navigating the Educational System when your Child has Learning Difficulties

Guest blog post by Sara Hirt, Advisory Panel Member Navigating the educational system can be intimidating for any parent.  When you suspect your child has learning difficulties, you may come across terms, acronyms, and paperwork that can quickly overwhelm you. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that ensures services to children(…)

Joney and the Diamond by Mariah M.Norman

Joney loves adventure almost as much as she loves fairies. She knew they were real and had always believed.  But not even the most imaginative people could imagine what Joney was going to go through!  Joney is an expert on fairies…but some things she will discover that will even surprise YOU. So sit down, pull out this book, and don’t forget to look out the window(…)