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Favorite Video Bloggers for Mom

Favorite Video Bloggers for Mom

My little one loves streaming youtube videos.  He can sit for long stretches at a time watching videos of people playing games like minecraft telling how they have played.... I have a few videos for moms that I love! So I thought I would share them. Kristina Kuzmic is...

FLL Regionals

FLL Regionals

For our kids it was the first regional they had ever attended to compete in... My little one attended as a baby with his brothers, but he was way to young to remember toddling around waiting for his brother to finish at each regional. It's tough also to go back as a...

Last Week Before Regional (FLL)

Last Week Before Regional (FLL)

This year has been tough for us with the new systems put in place since our oldest kids aged out and our youngest child became old enough to participate.  FLL has instituted a new system for parents that isn't easy to use.  Our old team number was under my old email...

FLL – Starting Over

We are starting over this year with our youngest.  Our older two aged out of FLL robotics a few years ago. - Like 6 years ago! Our family had went through everything from teams in Illinois and Kentucky, having coaches, coordinating regionals, state championships, and...

About Us!

2e, What’s that?

Twice Exceptional is a phrase for someone that is special needs and also gifted. Twice exceptional is also known as 2e. From my experience these students tend to get passed over a lot. As a parent of a 2e student we frequently heard things like he's doing so well...

Homeschooling? Autism and the Break at our house.

When the break for the virus started our school decided at first to just give the students the first days off as Act of God days. My son's grade school was made an effort to start posting on Facebook and reaching out to the students. Letting them know that they were...

Teaching

Right now I'm working as a long term sub at a near by school. It's our local school district and the district is the one I went to school in when I was in school (and my dad as well as his family also)… So I have an allegiance to the school. That being said, after...

Common Core?

It seems like almost everyday I hear a complaint about common core. Maybe I'm just more sensitive and notice it more at the moment, but the complaints are definitely there. All the complaints seem aimed at math specifically. The reason given for common core is to make...

iRobot (Robots Too)

This year we decided to add an iRobot remote controlled robot to our collection.  It has a rechargeable battery, a camera, and treads!  The cool arm that is included has a pincher that allows the robot to pick up items and carry them around the house.   The boys on...

Ted Talk on Procrastination

My middle son just started a special research program at Oak Ridge National Lab (Yep, I'm proud of him)...  that being said, on the way back from taking items down for him to move in we listened to TED talks.  One I just had to offer an opinion on was about...