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What? Me, a homeschool parent? What do I do next?

What? Me, a homeschool parent? What do I do next?
By Your Friends at School Zone
March 31, 2020 — Children thrive on structure and routine. That is always true, but it becomes even more essential when the rhythms and patterns of family life change abruptly and dramatically. According to the 3/27 edition of Education Week, “School closures due to coronavirus have impacted at least 124,000 U.S. public and private schools and affected at least 55.1 million students.”

Helping kids learn, live, and love in a time of disruption

Helping kids learn, live, and love in a time of disruption
By Your Friends at School Zone
March 24, 2020 — We are all living a chapter in history that most of us never anticipated. But kids are curious, resilient, and almost always up for an adventure as long as we wrap them in love and reassurance.

Countdown to spring break and a slice of “pi” are two teachable March math moments among several

Countdown to spring break and a slice of “pi” are two teachable March math moments among several
By Your Friends at School Zone
March 6, 2020 — Leaping leprechauns! With daylight growing longer, the school year growing shorter, and spring break growing closer, kids have ample opportunities to think about and apply time and math concepts in colorful, yet practical ways.

March celebrates reading, opens doors and windows that promote understanding

March celebrates reading, opens doors and windows that promote understanding
By Your Friends at School Zone
February 21, 2020 — In many parts of the country, with winter still in play, it’s a little early to let in spring breezes. On the other hand, it’s the perfect time to let books flow freely. After all, it’s National Reading Month, and March 2, which is Dr. Seuss’ birthday, is also the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day!

Warm up February—and kids’ hearts—with V Day sweetness and random acts of kindness

Warm up February—and kids’ hearts—with V Day sweetness and random acts of kindness
By Your Friends at School Zone
February 11, 2020 — Aesop of fables fame, said, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted,” and Princess Diana wisely urged each of us to “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” What better time than the mash-up of Valentine’s Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day to follow through!

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