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Finishing the School Year Strong at Home

I think I can speak for most people when I when the Oregon governor announced late into the night on March 12 that all say that we were all thrown for a loop schools would close starting March 16 through March 31.  

This would later be extended...

10 Benefits of Small Class Sizes (Republished)

This blog was originally published in spring, 2019.  We thought it was very appropriate to republish now.  We are proud at how our teachers have been able to respond to the Covid-19 crisis, partially due to their small class sizes. The small...

Top 10 Positives That Have Come Out of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Unprecedented. Crisis. Weird. Strange times. These are all words that have been used to describe the COVID-19 pandemic. There is another word we would like to use - positives.

Adulting 101: Life Skills to Teach in High School

Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of teaching a freshman experience course at our local university. In the first few weeks of the semester, I love to start class by asking students to share a good, bad, or confusing thing that...

How to Get the Most Out of Parent Teacher Conferences

It was our very first Parent Teacher Conference. We were beyond excited to hear what was happening at school in the life our new Kindergartner.

My husband and I arrived a few minutes early and waited until it was our time to sit down with our...

The Truth about Blended Classrooms : From my experience

When I first experienced a blended, or multi-grade classroom, my child was a 3rd grader placed in a 2nd/3rd blend. I think I had a pretty typical parent reaction…. I panicked and my thoughts went straight to, “How is one teacher going to teach...

Help!  My Child is Going to Forget Everything this Summer!

When the school year wraps up and summer begins, a slower pace and sunshine start calling, and my family is always eager to answer! After counting down to the beginning of June, when school is out, we are ready for a break! 

Five Godly Characteristics to Look For in a Christian School

A few messages ago our family pastor was preaching about what God looks for in a family He uses to further His kingdom. As I listened, I was reminded that as godly parents, we should be looking for specific godly characteristics in the Christian...

Start Saving for College in Kindergarten

Please note that the writer is not a financial advisor. Topics mentioned here are merely suggestions. You should perform your own due diligence, or seek reputable, professional financial advice when saving for your child's education.

What Do you Learn in Kindergarten?

For many children, kindergarten is an exciting introduction to the educational process, laying the foundation for their academic future. It is a time of learning the basics, like shapes, letters and sounds, numbers and counting, how to walk in a...