Why Do I Need to Learn This?? Word Problems


As kids go through the various levels of math in school, there’s always one constant: Word problems. Whether students are learning addition and subtraction, fractions, algebra, or geometry, word problems always play a role. Some might argue that word problems are just that: WORDS. So why are they important enough to show up at every […]

Disney on Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party


DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS MICKEY’S SEARCH PARTY  IS COMING TO FAIRFAX, OCTOBER 3-7!  Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party brings the magic closer to fans than ever before through dynamic and immersive moments that take place on the ice, in the air and in the seats. Produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., the worldwide leader […]

Resources for 9/11


Talking to your children about 9/11 can be really daunting.  I can’t believe that it’s been so many years since that horrible day- but it definitely continues to shape the world our children live in.  If you’re trying to determine how to talk to your children about what happened that day, here are some resources. […]

Don’t Spread the Anxiety

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Once upon a time there was a little girl who was in all the gifted and accelerated classes. She loved school. She was smart, which was good, because she was neither pretty nor popular. Then came Algebra. It probably didn’t help that her teacher was a first-year who’d just retired from the military and didn’t […]

Princesses and Superheroes for Make a Wish!

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You’re cordially invited to our 2018 Superhero & Princess Ball! Come celebrate everything that makes you super and special while enjoying dancing, a photo booth, crafts and most importantly, meeting some of your favorite characters. There will also be a special performance by our princesses and superheroes that you won’t want to miss!” “Everbrook Academy […]

Niagara Falls


Oh my gosh, you guys, this was the BEST trip! We had so much fun, and we got to leave the country….by like, a whole 40 feet 😉 The drive to Niagara Falls, NY took us about 9 hours, but we stopped for lunch just outside of Buffalo on Grand Island at this really cool […]

Automotive Workshop

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HELLO EVERYONE, We are excited to announce that James Fitzgerald, a master mechanic of 25+ years will be offering introduction to automotive 2 day workshop. The dates for the workshop are Sat., Sept. 22nd and Sat., Sept. 29th from 9 am to 1 pm.. Mr. Fitzgerald has been in the automotive industry for over 25+ […]

CirqueDreams Holidaze

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Broadway Director, Neil Goldberg, searched the world to assemble the most unique cast of incomparable artists and unrivaled talent to wow audiences in this year’s production of “Cirque Dreams Holidaze”.  New York Daily News has proclaimed the spectacle as “a delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load.” “The perfect holiday gift […]

Bored? Let’s Math!


From Kristina: We’re about halfway through summer, which means that you’re probably ready for school to start again mostly because your kids are telling you they’re “bored.” (This is when I like to tell them about “jump rope” or cue up videos of kids in other countries playing happily with a stick and an old […]

Organizing Homeschool Lessons

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When we first started homeschooling, we used Classical Conversations as a spine and then built out from the weekly memory work.  CC can be really great- but it is very dependent on your community’s director. We moved campuses when I was sick the first time, and the director was so awful to my family that […]

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