Thank Community Leaders – Education Lessons

Do you know a firefighter, a teacher, a soldier, or a police officer? I’m betting that you know at least one person in your life who is a community leader in some form. I am so incredibly grateful for these leaders in our community!
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Activities about community leaders:

Historical Biographies Lapbooks – Create interactive lapbook reports about some of the most famous Americans like Amelia Earhart, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, respected American women, and more!Community Helpers Freebie - Educents Community Helpers Bundle – Every day, sing a song with your students about the community helpers we depend on every day! This unit combines emergent books, games, activities, finger puppets, printables, and songs to help your kids learn and have fun! Community Helpers Firefighter Freebie – Your students can learn about firefighters with these free vocabulary pages, writing prompt, bubble map, and more!
Community Helper Flash Cards – Download and print 36 flash cards with community helpers pictured on each card. Play memory games and create awareness of how important scientists, volunteers, soldiers, and teachers are! This is a great resource for students with autism or special needs. Back to School Staff Trading Cards - EducentsBack to School Staff Trading Cards – It’s back to school time! Do you need a meaningful way for students to get to know school staff? Kids LOVE playing cards and trading cards. These super fun and engaging school staff trading cards are great for increasing school wide involvement. Let students know who makes up their school staff and who is there to help them. Hip Hip Hooray for Community Helpers Mini Unit – These activities pages includes the roles of teacher, firefighter, police officer, sanitation workers, hair stylist, crossing guard, doctor, nurse, farmer, news reporter, and soldier. Ask students to answer questions about what the community help does and how they help out the community.   This weekend, Educents is all about FREE! You can download all of their freebies, and you can get free shipping on any order! Use code SHIP4FREE at checkout. Offer valid through September 7th. Educents Labor Day Sale 2015

Online Educational Resources

You all know how much education means to me. I wanted to share some fantastic resources with you:


Leadership Education

TJ-CompCrop-281x300Educators often get so concerned with “what” to teach that they neglect the “how” and “why.” Yet understanding these creates happier, more empowered children. TJEd gives you the “how” and the “why” to make the “what” more powerful, more memorable, more relevant to your children. They will be inspired as you apply the 7 Keys of Great Teaching and the 4 Phases of Learning. You will bring them face-to-face with greatness. And they will love learning. Discovered and articulated by Oliver and Rachel DeMille, Thomas Jefferson Education, or “TJEd,” (pronounced “tee-jay-ED”) is an educational philosophy and a methodology by which great individuals throughout history have been educated. Thousands of families and professional educators are applying those same principles today, with amazing success. The 5 Habits of Highly Successfully Homeschoolers will show you the “secrets” of excellent homeschooling. Use coupon code EDUCENTS-15 to get 80% off your copy here! AND! TJEd is also offering their premium parent training, the 7 Keys Certification ($160 value) – free when you sign up for their newsletter here! Remember, an investment in your education is not a withdrawal from your kids’. It will pay dividends on a gold standard for generations to come!
TJEd.org “An Education to Match Your Mission”


Kirkwood Education Online

250x250_Kirkwood Kirkwood Education Online offers much more than academic curriculum. Students are guided through seven stages of character development with exercises that promote spiritual growth, interpersonal skills, and strong work ethic. Every curriculum concept is taught and demonstrated by instructional video and interactive computer lesson. Academic achievement accelerates as students learn to take responsibility for their own education. Students earn weekly printable award certificates highlighting academic progress. Powerful positive affective experiences occur when a student has invested energy into reaching an objective, and that accomplishment is then recognized and validated. Parental involvement is the single most critical factor in a child’s academic success. Kirkwood Education Online facilitates this involvement and affords parents the opportunity and tools to ensure their child has complete mastery of each curriculum component before moving on to the next. Maintaining accurate records is one of the most daunting tasks of homeschool parents. Kirkwood Education Online effortlessly maintains accurate records and provides parents an at-a-glance overview of their child’s achievement and academic progress in real time. Kirkwood Education Online is committed to providing homeschool families with a system of education that will enable every child to develop the skills of success and fulfill their God-given potential.


Kuato Studios – Safari

250X2501 Safari Tales is an enchanting animal adventure game that encourages exploration in reading and vocabulary skills by casting kids as both adventurer and storyteller. From Kuato Studios, one of the world’s leading learning-through-play developers, children play as five baby animal friends, exploring an African savannah teeming with wildlife, mini games and artifacts to discover and collect. Kids learn countless facts about the various environments, inhabitants and items they encounter on their way, building knowledge and enhancing reading skills. At the end of each play session, the child’s adventures, discoveries and achievements are converted into a beautiful interactive storybook. Each tale can be read with parents, strengthening literacy, reasoning and enquiry skills. Curious kids can also construct over a thousand different questions to ask an in-game guide, Darwin, who will supply intelligent and fact-filled answers. By scrolling on-screen world wheels, kids see how words join together to create different sentences, aiding skills in sentence structure, reading and creative thought. Through the game’s ‘Parent Corner’, mom and dad can tailor gameplay, setting reading ages and can control game length from a variety of session times, ensuring playtime fits the family routine. Safari Tales is available on iOS and Android, priced at $3.99.



hi GiftedandTalented.com was born out of 25 years of research at Stanford University. They provide adaptive, online K-12 courses in mathematics, language arts, science and computer programming. Their flagship course, Redbird Mathematics: Advanced Edition, features the latest in adaptive
instruction, gamification, and digital project-based learning. Redbird Mathematics won the 2015 Association of American Publishers award for best mathematics resource. This online, K-7 math course offers students over 15,000 exercises, 500 instructional modules (including multiple forms of instruction for key concepts), 50 digital manipulatives, and 75 games. Additionally, students tackle real-world STEM challenges.
Students who take GiftedandTalented.com courses can finish 2+ grades ahead. Watch this 3-minute video to learn more about Redbird Mathematics: Advanced Edition.


Cover Story Writing

cover-story-250x250 Middle schoolers love this Language Arts program! In this exciting video-based curriculum from Daniel Schwabauer, the creator of the popular One Year Adventure Novel, 6th–9th graders take a guided tour of the universe of “Story” as they create content for their own magazine. Students write poems, short stories, nonfiction articles, letters, and many other short pieces, all for a magazine of their own invention. They also learn to notice and record their thoughts and ideas by following the creative structure of The Remarkable Journal of Professor Gunther Von Steuben. DVD-based and parent-friendly, the program comes with an optional 12-lesson grammar component, included with purchase. Cover Story‘s approach to grammar de-emphasizes memorization of latinate terms and emphasizes true comprehension. Cover Story transforms writing for both strong writers and reluctant writers. It is fun yet practical, and inspires kids to communicate, through a magazine, what they are already passionate about. As noted curriculum reviewer Cathy Duffy writes, “the delivery and learning methods are so different that even reluctant writers are likely to enjoy the process.” Watch demos at CoverStoryWriting.com.


One Year Adventure Novel

OYAN Educents Guide 250x250 The One Year Adventure Novel writing curriculum guides students (grades 8–12) step by step through the process of writing a compelling, fully structured novel in one school year. DVD-based, self-directed, and parent-friendly, it is ideal for homeschool students! Young writers, no matter how much natural talent and discipline they have, need training in understanding “Story”—what makes a story work. With honesty, passion, and humor, author Daniel Schwabauer takes students behind the scenes of novel-writing. Extensive support resources that come with a curriculum license welcome young writers into a vibrant Creative Community where they can thrive as writers. They can join an active online Student Forum to give and receive feedback on stories, watch monthly webinars on writing topics, participate in contests, and more. The course is worth one full high school English credit. Whether you have a student who loves to write, and you know they need training to take their gift to the next level—or a student who could just use a fun change of pace from traditional English curriculum – we recommend this fascinating high school English course! Watch demos at OneYearNovel.com.


Applied Scholastics Online

educents pictureApplied Scholastics Online Academy is a fully accredited non-profit K-12 organization dedicated to helping students acquire real life skills and critical thinking through home study. Applied Scholastic’s vision is that by embracing the uniqueness of the individual they create students who love learning and truly use what they learn to ensure a successful future. Applied Scholastics provides parents with effective teaching tools and step-by-step curriculum designed to make learning enjoyable. For more information contact: Registrar@AppliedScholasticsOnline.com.


Risas y Sonrisas

RyS_250pxRisas y Sonrisas, “Laughter & Smiles”, is what this award-winning Spanish program is all about…making learning and teaching Spanish fun!

The curriculum is multi-grade appropriate for grades K-5. It provides a variety of creative resources to keep all learning styles engaged – colorful visual aids, catchy songs, ASL (American Sign Language), games, role playing, books, workbooks, online activities and more.

The curriculum covers beginners to advanced concepts in Spanish. The focus is on vocabulary acquisition and practical conversation rather than formal grammar. What sets this homeschool language program apart from others is that it not only includes DVDs, CDs, an instructor manual and workbooks – it also includes a myriad of hands-on learning activities that allow children to explore and manipulate the language they’re learning.

Knowing Spanish is not necessary with the media tools provided in the program and you will learn with your child! The curriculum was developed by native Spanish speaker and teacher. Best of all…children love learning with “Laughter & Smiles!”


Character is Higher Than Intellect

CiHTi LOGO for educents Character Is Higher Than Intellect is based on a 5-level Hierarchy: 1) Self-discipline; 2) Responsible Behavior; 3) Honesty to Self; 4) Honesty to Others; 5) Reverence for Life (for the public school version) and the Creator of Life (for Private Schools and Parents) which encompasses all values. The curricula have a powerful teaching methodology utilizing high-interest media, role-plays, examples and non-examples of the concepts or values being taught. When the methodology is coupled with high-interest stories or scenarios that capture the interest and enthusiasm of the learner, they become involved in the learning process through role-plays and other student involvement techniques, then deep, vital learning occurs; also retention, and transfer is maximized. That is because learners remember: 10% of nonsense syllables; 35% of factual material; 50% of what is heard; 65% of what is seen and heard; 100% of what they feel. The lessons in Character Is Higher Than Intellect are designed to be at the feeling, 100% retention level. There is curriculum for every level, written specifically for that level. You’ll love teaching it and watching enthusiastic students learn vital, life-shaping values, principles and concepts.


Conceptual Academy


Self-study courses in physics, chemistry, and physical science created and presented by best-selling textbook authors and respected college professors Paul Hewitt and John Suchocki are now available for grades 8 – 12 through ConceptualAcademy.com. Each course includes hundreds of video lessons featuring the authors’ recorded classroom lectures, studio presentations, and screencasts. These video lessons reach a
broad range of learning styles while providing the context students need to make sense of the textbook, which is sold separately. Each class within a self-study course is further personalized with the author’s written messages guiding the student through the content. Carefully selected homework assignments, worksheets, chapter summaries, and unit exams allow students to articulate and confirm their understanding. Home-based lab activities are found within the textbook as well as within a separate lab manual. These are genuine, full-length science courses for the college liberal arts major made affordable for high school students seeking an enjoyable introduction to upper level science. Home school group facilitators may request an instructor’s account through which customized courses can be created. Contact Conceptual Academy for more information. Conceptual Academy’s chemistry self-study courses were reviewed by Cathy Duffy, known for her rigorous assessments of homeschool curricula.


Life of Fred


Not sure where to start? Read more about the Life of Fred books on the Educents Blog. Instead of nothing but dry exposition and endless drill exercises, these books contain fun stories about Fred Gauss, a child prodigy math genius. During his hilarious adventures, he encounters every day math situations that call for solving mathematical problems. Children actually want to read these books. The stories carry on through the exercises, leading the student through them. Many of the books have a series of quizzes called Bridges every few chapters. Passing a quiz means the student is ready for the next chapter. Some books have all the problem solutions in them, while others have separate answer keys or companions.


Math Mammoth

1151005_309842519161911_1609575547_n Math Mammoth Light Blue Series constitutes a full elementary mathematics curriculum for grades 1-7. It is mastery-oriented and organized into chapters by topics.Thus, in each chapter the curriculum concentrates on one theme and its connecting topics (such as place value, multiplication, or geometry). Each grade level typically contains 8-10 chapters. The curriculum focuses strongly on conceptual understanding, and visual models and exercises are used extensively. Mental math and number sense are also emphasized. The curriculum is nearly self-teaching for many children, since the full explanations of concepts are included in the student books, thus it requires fairly little preparation time from the teacher. The curriculum also meets and exceeds the Common Core Standards.


Complete Curriculum

Untitled design-14 Complete Curriculum publishes distinctive K-12 digital texts and provides an engaging web-based instructional interface.Your students will experience engaging supplemental activities, real-world application exercises, and 21st- century skills with development activities. Their cutting-edge technology takes students beyond the textbook into a world where what they learn becomes more than answers on a page. It becomes a part of their experience. Further, their program allows educators to supplement and customize each daily lesson in an affordable, accessible and effective curriculum that provides streamlined instruction, practice, reinforcement and testing. By blending academic, social and interpersonal skills development, Complete Curriculum texts promote teacher
and parent involvement in catalyzing a student’s learning ability— in and out of the classroom. Developed by a consortium of teachers, academics and editors, Complete Curriculum texts organize and present content that enables parents to actually participate in helping their child to study or complete their homework, and enables home-schoolers to affordably ensure the curriculum they are teaching their children meets the required grade level content expectations. It also enables beginning educators to confidently engage their students and immediately produce on the first day of class. Experienced educators can creatively adapt each lesson and text to their preferred teaching style and methods.  

Thanks for checking out our Best Curriculum Guide of 2015! We hope you discovered some new curriculums and learned something new about your favorites as well. Happy learning!

New Printable Coupons! 2 comments

Here are some of the newest printable coupons I’ve found – enjoy!:


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$1.50 off (3) HORMEL COMPLEATS microwave meals
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Back to School – Organize Your Locker!

Its back to school time! It’s hard to believe the summer is flying by so quickly, isn’t it? Already, it is time to think of decorating and organize your locker to help you stay as efficient as possible during the hectic school year. Check out these products that will help you declutter and stay focused.

Quartet – Magnetic Dry-Erase Board

Quartet - Magnetic Dry-Erase Board

This dry-erase board is magnetic, so you can simply pop it in your locker and it’s ready to go. Keep track of to-dos in between classes, write down phone numbers (wink), or reminders!

Quartet – Magnetic Dry-Erase Board – $8.46, 5.58 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

International Solutions – Locker Pocket Organizer with Mirror

International Solutions - Locker Pocket Organizer with Mirror

The locker organizer with mirror holds all those little things that get lost at the bottom of the locker. Two pockets a mirror and a zipper pocket will keep things organized!

International Solutions – Locker Pocket Organizer with Mirror – $18.95, 5.23 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Magnetic Mesh Organizer Bin

Magnetic Mesh Organizer Bin

The Magnetic Mesh Organizer Bin is a great place to store pens, pencils, notepads, index cards, a pocket calculator, hair accessories and personal care items. I may just buy a few of these for the house as well!

Magnetic Mesh Organizer Bin – $6.99, 8.95 shipping – Available at The Container Store

Container Store – 2-Tier Janus Locker Shelf Translucent, 11-1/4″ X 10″ X 26″ H

Container Store - 2-Tier Janus Locker Shelf Translucent, 11-1/4

I remember “building” locker shelves. Oh boy, they were ugly and clumsy and heavy (we used 2x4s). Maximize vertical space in your locker with this ingenious Janus Locker Shelf! Two adjustable shelves provide multiple levels of storage for books, notebooks and school supplies.

Container Store – 2-Tier Janus Locker Shelf Translucent, 11-1/4″ X 10″ X 26″ H – $24.99, 9.45 shipping – Available at The Container Store

Mesh Magnetic Vanity Bin White, 6-1/4″ X 1-3/4″ X 7-3/4″ H

Mesh Magnetic Vanity Bin White, 6-1/4

Here’s another mesh bin option. A great place to store pens, pencils and personal care items. A mirror provides a place to check your look between classes. Super-strong magnets on the back keep it securely in place.

Mesh Magnetic Vanity Bin White, 6-1/4″ X 1-3/4″ X 7-3/4″ H – $7.99, 8.95 shipping – Available at The Container Store

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Silver Sky Imports

I have mentioned Silver Sky Imports and their crystal vibes crystal bowls before…has anyone checked them out since?  I definitely have, and I’m still loving what I am seeing!




Silver Sky Imports is a unique online marketplace that offers unique handicrafts from Tibet and Nepal, including theAntique Singing Bowls. What a beautiful, peaceful, SAFE way to meditate and to find stress relief! I love that it’s (obviously) all natural, and it’s not something you need to ingest. You can use it over and over again, and I know my son, who has autism and anxiety, would absolutely cherish a product like this!

spikematblackb__93653.1314738697.386.513If you enjoy Yoga and/or meditation, you should definitely check out the accessories for those.  Between the gorgeous meditation mats and the 100% cotton yoga straps, you’ll find items that are not only beautiful, but also functional and important in improving your health.

Silver Sky Imports also offers accessories for these bowls, and accessories for your peaceful home. From Himalayan salt, to statues, to crystal pyramids, to Harsani soap and more, there is something for everyone seeking peace and harmony in their lives.

Take a look at the Antique Singing Bowls and more!


*This is a sponsored post.  The opinions are mine alone.

Should you self-publish your book? *Guest Post

Thanks to Keri from Kickstand Books for this guest post:



How to get the book that’s “in you” out to the world

You’ve got a book in you—you’re sure of it. Whether it’s an amazing story, or solid expert advice, you know others would benefit from the book you’re already writing in your head.

So, what is the best way for you to go about getting this book out to the masses? You’ve got a few options; we’ll walk you through them here.

Traditional Publishing
Getting your book published has never been tougher—if you go the traditional royalty publisher route. Traditional, or “royalty” publishing, works like this: you (or more accurately, your literary agent) queries a publishing company with a book proposal. If the publisher “buys” your book, they’ll offer you an advance (sometimes) and a small cut of the book sales proceeds. In return, they’ll edit the book, cover the costs of production (including the cover), printing, and so forth. But this also gives them editorial control and more sway in your brand management. The publisher handles distribution—getting your book into stores and online sellers—and book promotion, handling some marketing, but leaving a larger chunk to you than you might expect.

Self-publishing is a risk you, the author, take on in full. You can expect to pay all publishing costs: editing, design, printing, marketing, advertising and distribution. Because of this, you also have control of the product: you have final say on the cover, the content, and marketing plan. Once the expenses are paid, the author receives the profits from sales. The risk to you is greater, but so is the reward.

Self-publishing, as the name implies, can be a lonely job—you are on your own, often being funneled through a cookie-cutter type system. You’re doing it all by yourself. You’ll learn by making mistakes, and some of those “lessons” can be expensive. You may just want to write, but a self-published author also serves as business manager, brand manager, and more.

Self-Publishing with an Experienced Team
There is a third option in the new world of publishing: you can self-publish with a team.

Hiring a team of publishing professionals can make the self-publishing process much easier, less lonely, and increase the quality of your end product greatly.

You’ll also avoid costly mistakes by relying on the book professionals’ expertise. And you’ll be able to hand off much of the “book business” tasks so that you can focus on being an author—while still retaining control of content and the overall process.

Working with a self-publishing team like Kickstand Books is like hiring a personal concierge when exploring a new area. Having traveled this way before, this team can steer you in the right direction, help you make good choices, and take care of details that you, the author, might prefer not to handle. The team at Kickstand prides itself on the white glove service offered to each author, creating quality products every time including top design, printer negotiations, and more behind-the-scenes tasks most authors would prefer to leave to someone else.

Self-publishing can be a challenging yet gratifying option for authors, especially when they have a team of professionals working with them.


Leave a comment: If you’ve published a book, tell us about your experience. What worked, what didn’t? What did you learn? If you’re thinking of writing a book, do you plan to self-publish it? Why or why not?

Christmas Shopping In July – YES 2 comments

If you’re anything like me, you start your Christmas shopping really, REALLY early.


It’s the best way to score all the deals, isn’t it??  (And to avoid the after-Thanksgiving crowds, I might add.)  I use a lot of the deal sites…Groupon, Amazon Local, etc, to purchase gifts for family members, and starting now enables me to find a lot of different options.

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Your Best Deals is another deal site that offers discounts up to 90% off retail prices.  It might be worth looking into if you use and enjoy all the online deals! They always have a TON of deals available at any given time, which I appreciate. Happy Christmas shopping. :-)

Make Homemade Ice Cream in Minutes



Anyone ever seen this???  I’d never seen it, on TV or otherwise, but now that I’ve heard about the Ice Cream Magic maker, I’m intrigued!  Seriously, ice cream in 3 minutes?  I don’t have an ice cream maker (too expensive), but I sure would love to be able to make the treat at home so that I could control ingredients!


Check it out!

Wittlebee – More Than 75% off Kids Clothes

Has anyone ever used Wittlebee?


It’s a subscription-based clothing club for kids that provides deep discounts.  Some of the featured brands include:

  • Kate Quinn Organics
  • RabbitMoon
  • American Apparel
  • Le Top
  • And More…


I’d never heard of them until recently, but it sounds intriguing!  You can request an invite to the club HERE.  


If Wittlebee is a company you’ve worked with before, I’d love to hear your thoughts!



The United States of Autism Documentary In Theaters!

009fda334b806c5ae6868fdf0345567d It’s here!  After 3 years in the making, the documentary, The United States of Autism is premiering in cities all across the nation!  The first premiere held in New York City, sold out!  It’s scheduled to play in over 40 other cities, so check out the list to see if it’s coming to a theater near you.

If it’s not, and you’d like to see it, you can request a screening in your area!!  Woo hoo!



Follow one man’s 11,000 mile, 40 day journey across the American landscape to visit twenty families and individuals affected by autism while searching for answers for his own son. With interviews from around the nation that include the widest spectrum of backgrounds – each conducted in the participants’ original language – the film weaves a broad and compelling tapestry across the spectrum of American life in all its faiths, disparities, colors, and cultures. What he learns along the way will change not only his life, but the lives of those he meets, forever. It’s a story about the best days that still lie ahead for our nation, the families, and the people who give America its heart.


Check out all the available screenings now!