Chimpanzee – Lesson Plans Based On The Movie
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Chimpanzee – Lesson Plans Based On The Movie

On April 20th, just in time for Earth Day 2012, Disney’s latest release – Chimpanzee – opens at theaters nationwide. Disneynature’s newest True-Life Adventure introduces Oscar, a young chimp whose playful curiosity and zest for discovery light up the African forest until a twist of fate leaves Oscar to fend for himself with a little…

Fun Things for Kids To Do On The Holidays
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Fun Things for Kids To Do On The Holidays

A big Thanksgiving dinner is a treasured tradition in homes across America. Many families have plans to host a special gathering, with recipes and chores divided among willing hands. But in all the planning, many times the youngest members of the clan are forgotten. This year, cast your children in a starring role with these ideas…

MIT Splash – A Taste of College for Middle and High School Students
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MIT Splash – A Taste of College for Middle and High School Students

For one weekend in November, middle school and high school students will flock to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, MA for the innovative and inspirational MIT Splash program. In recent years, this program has grown in popularity and now draws thousands of students from around the country (and sometimes further) for an…

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Confessions of a Kumon Mom

I confess. It’s my fault that my son doesn’t like math. Before he entered 1st grade, I thought it would be a great idea to give him the same advantage enjoyed by many successful Asian mathematicians. The media often reminds us that Americans are losing the math wars, and I didn’t want his path to…

Taking the SCAT Test and Testing for Talent
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Taking the SCAT Test and Testing for Talent

When these articles first appeared on my first blog,  TheJourneyMom.com, my eight-year-old son had just taken the SCAT test. In the years since, I’ve come to appreciate the inherent value in learning not to fear standardized tests as well as the opportunities that this admission test opens up – not least of which is the…