Motivate your Children: Point Them Toward Courage, not Caution

By | April 4th, 2017|Childhood Education|

"Our offspring should be motivated by our momentum, not halted by our hang-ups."  —Tim Elmore “My son wants to buy a motorcycle, but it’s so dangerous.” “My daughter really wants to spend her summer as a missionary in Ghana, but I’m afraid of what might happen to her.” I have this conversation with parents way [...]

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Mini Lab: Drops on a Penny

By | April 3rd, 2017|STEM Labs and Activities|

Elementary students, here’s a mini-lab you can try at home to practice using the scientific method. Science is all about asking questions and finding answers. So just to help you begin to think, try to answer the question above. For starters, take a guess: “How many drops of water do you think will fit on [...]

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Be in the Know: Homeschool Graduation Requirements

By | March 13th, 2017|Christian Home School Program, Graduation|

by Kendall Watkins Homeschool Graduation Requirements Contrary to popular belief, there are no graduation requirements for homeschoolers in Georgia.  That bears repeating.  There are NO graduation requirements for homeschoolers in Georgia.  You read that correctly.  None.  Zilch.  Nada.  Pursuant to Georgia’s Home Study Law, there are no graduation requirements with which homeschool students must comply. [...]

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High School English at Living Science, Part 2

By | March 7th, 2017|Academics|

The What and the Why My last post provided an overview of the progression options for high school English at Living Science. This one focuses on some reasons you might want to add high school English at Living Science to your student’s STEM classes. Reading the Classics with the Bible in Mind We use Bob [...]

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High School English at Living Science, Part 1

By | February 7th, 2017|Academics, Christian Home School Program|

What to Take When? High school is the time to hone students’ reading and writing skills in preparation for college and the workplace. “Excellent written and oral communication skills” appears on most job descriptions, even for highly technical STEM jobs. While there are substantial opportunities in all our classes to develop these skills, our high [...]

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Dual Enrollment: Do’s, Don’ts and Deadlines

By | January 23rd, 2017|Christian Home School Program, College Tips|

By Kendall Watkins, DIY Scholars Consulting Georgia offers ninth through twelfth grade students the opportunity to earn (almost) FREE college credit, while simultaneously earning high school credit, through its Move On When Ready (MOWR) program, commonly referred to as dual enrollment.  You may hear it referred to as the new MOWR program because the state [...]

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Teacher Profile – Angela Tow

By | January 16th, 2017|Teacher Profile|

High School, Honors Algebra “Being part of the Living Science family is so much more than top-notch academics. Developing the students spiritually and giving them opportunities to excel is the priority.” — Angela Tow After graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Mathematics in 1995, Angela Tow began teaching in [...]

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Facing the New Year…

By | January 5th, 2017|Christian Home School Program, Mrs. D's Favorite Places, Mrs. D's Musings|

The good is often the enemy of the best. As we reflect over 2016, it seems appropriate to contemplate something that truly was the "best." The first thing that comes to mind is Christmas shopping. Gift giving is always good. We love to give gifts, and we are always blessed when we receive gifts. However, [...]

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HE is the Light of the World

By | December 20th, 2016|Mrs. D's Musings|

I remember when we first moved to Georgia, Mr. D was involved in the Men's Ministry at our new church . He came home one Saturday morning after the meeting and shared how they had discussed the huge stress wives experience at Christmas. He innocently asked if I was stressed! Maybe I hid the fact [...]

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