Taking the SCAT Test and Testing for Talent

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…

Mucking About at the Mountaintop Arboretum’s Family Outdoor Awareness Workshop

Mucking About at the Mountaintop Arboretum’s Family Outdoor Awareness Workshop

With the weather being so wonderful this summer, I was inspired to visit the Mountaintop Arboretum in Tannersville, near Hunter Mountain NY, to check out their Family Outdoor Awareness programs, held every Friday in July, and every Saturday in August. My son and I attended the 7/15 “Exploring the Water” session, and had a great…

Home School Consortium – What Is It? How Does It Work? And Will the Kids Get Into College?

Want to know more about how a homeschool consortium works? Benita Oliver, of the Hudson Valley Consortium, answers frequently asked questions. What is the Consortium? The Hudson Valley Consortium is a not-for-profit Limited Liability Corporation. We welcome all Christian students regardless of denomination, race, or ability level. Our goal is to provide opportunities that enrich…

MIT Museum – Visiting the MITERS, Computer Geek HQ
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MIT Museum – Visiting the MITERS, Computer Geek HQ

Recently my son and I serendipitously stumbled onto the lair of the MITERS, MIT’s Electronic Research Society, a club for college students who like to build with computers and hand saws. We were exploring Cambridge, MA while my firstborn attended Splash, a weekend program for middle and high school students that takes place annually on…

Gingerbread Houses, Creepy Country Roads, and Common Ground
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Gingerbread Houses, Creepy Country Roads, and Common Ground

In search of a little seasonal cheer learning how to make gingerbread houses, we almost didn’t make it back home for the holidays. My son was signed up for a Gingerbread House class in Salem, N.Y. Just 45 miles away on the map, it’s a one and a half hour drive on winding rural roads;…

Field Trip to an Operating Room at St. Peter’s Hospital

Field Trip to an Operating Room at St. Peter’s Hospital

One of the many benefits of being married to an awesome ear surgeon is that when our First Lego League (FLL) team decided that they wanted to tackle the Body Forward Engineering Meets Medicine project, he was able to arrange a visit to the operating room at St. Peter’s Hospital where we were able to…