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  • The Big News

    Below is the announcement that went out last month, detailing the end of what has been over four incredible years. Words can not express the gratitude I have for my friends, family, and the Curiosity Hacked community for their support. I am, however, excited for what's next.     Dearest Makers and Hackers, This is BIG news. When we started teaching new skills to kids

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    A while back, I wrote a post basically stating that decision to send your kids to school or not was so personal and based on specific family needs that it was unproductive to try to elevate one as a better choice. Last month, I got to put my money where my mouth was. It started off the way it does for many homeschooled kids I know. My daughter, when faced with many of her friends starting

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    During this season there is always an online flurry of activity from parents whose children are graduating from one grade to another, starting a new stage of their education and the pride and joy of the parents is palpable. I understand feeling that sense of love and excitement over my children’s’ achievements and I wholeheartedly celebrate with my friends and family. Since we have always

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    I have never really been into the idea of a homeschool room, or at least one that looks like a classroom. We tend to work and learn and explore all over the house and outside it too! The reality, though, is that I L-O-V-E the idea of having a dedicated space for books, supplies, games, and more. In our old house, everything was stored in the basement and we worked at the kitchen table. It

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    Helping one of my own kids while teaching at an Open Lab When I started Curiosity Hacked, I had no idea that it would become what it is now. I also did not know at the time that it would become a full time job. In the beginning, it was fueled by my desire to see kids fulfill their visions in making and hacking in our community. I am grateful our mission has grown along with our programs,

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    Spring! The earth coming back to life, the days growing warmer, the light returning! What a beautiful time of year as we turn outwards again. During the spring, all our activities revolve around strength and vitality, abundance and color. Bird mobiles   In March, I focus on the theme of caring. This is an excellent time to start a spring garden (assuming the last frost has past)

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    Today is the Winter Solstice, and the beginning of the winter season! During the darkest time of the year, we find many celebrations of light, symbols of warmth, and gratitude for life. In many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, our activities are mostly indoor as the weather becomes cold and unpredictable. Still, there are many ways to incorporate nature into your daily rhythm.  

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    This is a story I have been meaning to share: A year ago we lost a friend. He was the father in a family within our community and his death was sudden and unexpected. Understandably, this opened a conversation in our house that was both difficult and necessary, and in the end yielded beauty and gratitude. Our family has been somewhat blessed in this area. My children have not experienced

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    The Autumn is a lovely time of year. The days get crisper, the light lowers, the colors change into hues of yellow, orange and reds. It is the celebration of the harvest and the preparation for winter, moving into the darkest part of the year. It is an excellent and appropriate time to focus on building and preserving with children. The activities, focus, and book recommendations below are

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    That is the question. At least, that is the most frequently asked question I get around this time every year. The question usually is phrased something like “I want to homeschool but I don’t know if I have it in me” or “I want to homeschool but my partner isn’t convinced” or “I am torn because we want to homeschool but we were accepted at the charter school that is impossible

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