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Monday, November 26, 2018
Quote of the Week
School News and Important Dates
Orange County Vendor Fair
Field Trip Cancellations
You can cancel tickets through the Inspiration Station System!
Just log in to your account, and on the top right, you will see a small drop down arrow next to your email address. Click the arrow and select "My account." There you will see all the field trips you have signed up for, and are able to cancel a single ticket, or all of your family's tickets. We have attached a screenshot below to show this.
Please note: once payment has been made to the venue, we are unable to cancel tickets and refund your account.
Upcoming Field Trips
Please keep in mind: We have a lot of interest in field trips, so if you know you are unable to attend a trip that you have signed up for, please cancel your tickets (even if it's a free event) as soon as possible. We have listed the steps on how to cancel tickets above. This allows another family on our waiting list to join. Thank you!
Bowers Museum Field Trip
The Irvine EA teachers planned a field trip to the Bowers Museum for EA families in December and there are still 32 tickets left, so we wanted to open it up to everyone! If you're interested, check out the flyer below and click here to sign up ASAP!
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana 92706
Thursday, December 6th
Cost: $15 per student
December 7th: TeWinkle Park, Costa Mesa. Time: 1-3pm
50 Reasons Homeschooled Kids Love Being Homeschooled
'In the blog world, we hear a lot from homeschooling moms, but not so much from their students. I often have people find my blog by searching things like, “Do kids like to be homeschooled?” or “Why do kids like to be homeschooled?” So, I asked the folks on my Facebook page to ask their kids why they liked being homeschooled and let me know what they said. I asked mine, too, and compiled the answers for you.
Some answers were heard a lot. Some were pretty unique. Some got my added commentary, and some stand alone. So, if you’ve ever wondered why homeschooled kids like being homeschooled, here are the results, in no particular order after the first two, of my really unscientific poll.'
Read the rest of this article here.
Curriculum Spotlight: Beast Academy
Beast Academy is a full math curriculum for grades 2‑5 that you can use as a supplement or as your main math curriculum. Each grade is split into units A‑D, and each unit consists of a Guide book and a Practice book. The Guide is a comic-book-style textbook for teachers and students alike; the Practice books are student workbooks. The characters in the classes at Beast Academy grapple with math concepts and work together to solve problems, which make it a hit for children who love to read comic books.
The black-and-white Practice books provide hundreds of problems for students to practice computation and develop reasoning and problem-solving skills. These problems appeal to a wide range of students, encompassing everything from simple calculations to multi-step puzzles.
Beast Academy also offers an online learning system for grades 3 to 5 (grade 2 should be released soon). For more information, visit their website here, and you can also view Cathy Duffy's review here.
Math Board Games
Crash Course Kids on YouTube
Sea Glass Wrapping at Crystal Cove Conservancy
Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens at Heritage Hill Historic Park
Docent led tours of the historic house and gardens are currently offered 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, by advance reservation. This walking tour will take you through the years Madame Modjeska resided in her canyon home, and along the rock lined pathways of what she so fondly called the Forest of Arden. Tours are approximately 1 1/2 hours.
Park patrons are welcome to enjoy the self-guided grounds on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sawdust Art Festival
When: December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16
Time: 10am to 7pm
Where: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
For tickets, book here.