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Southeast Homeschool Convention - Greenville, SC
Great Homeschool Conventions
March 12 – March 14. 2015

Nashville Homeschool Convention -  Nashville, TN
Teach Them Diligently
March 19 - 21, 2015

Midwest Homeschool Convention - Cincinnati, OH
Great Homeschool Conventions
April 9 - 11, 2015

Atlanta Homeschool Convention - Atlanta, GA
Teach Them Diligently 
April  9 - 11, 2015

Sandusky Homeschool Convention - Sandusky, OH
Teach Them Diligently
May 28 - 30, 2015

Dallas Homeschool Convention - Dallas, TX
Teach Them Diligently
July 16 - 18, 2015

California Homeschool Convention - Ontario, CA
Great Homeschool Conventions
June 18 - 20, 2015

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Don’t Miss the Inaugural National Math Festival

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Field Trips, Homeschooling, HS on a Budget, Mathematics FT | Comments Off on Don’t Miss the Inaugural National Math Festival

Don’t Miss the Inaugural National Math Festival

  The inaugural National Math Festival will take place on Saturday April 18th on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and will include more than 70 events for all ages.  The festival is organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Smithsonian Institution and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).  This is the country’s first math festival and is free with learning events for every age, hands-on activities, demonstrations and lectures by top mathematicians. Attend a lecture by a top mathematician or programmer.  Participate in a math treasure hunt on the National Mall or play an interactive game-show in the Enid Haupt Garden and a chance to win cash.  Create Platonic geometric figures, go on a self-guided tour of the Solar System from the National Air and Space Museum to the Smithsonian Castle, explore interactive Discovery Stations at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and so much more! Highlights for the National Math Festival Include: “Knots and DNA” by Dr. Mariel Vazquez.  This lecture discuses “How Not to Be Wrong” by Dr. Jordan Ellenberg.  This lecture discuses how math touches everything we do including baseball, artificial languages, non-Euclidean geometry, the invention of calculus and more.  Smithsonian Ripley Center. “Early Math Learning with Technology:  Gracie & Friends Apps and Activities.”  Learn about this app used for subitizing and equipartitioning. Ages 2-7.   Smithsonian American History Museum.   “Cash Prizes for Everyone” take a chance all day long with this interactive game-show in the Smithsonain’s Haupt Garden.  Huge prizes offered to anyone that can “beat the house.”  Ages 14 and up.  10-4 pm. “Math Midway!” Presented by The National Museum of Mathematics consists of 20 interactive exhibits exploring shape, pattern, numbers and the world of math.  Come and see the Square-Wheeled Tricycle and Ring of Fire.  Smithsonian’s Haupt Garden. “Sort, Organize, Count, Categorize:  Collect!”  This hands on early childhood activity allows children to create and display their own collection drawing upon inspiration from the Smithsonian collections.  Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center.  Time: 10-2.  Ages 2-4. “Geometric Origami” is a building workshop presented by The Bridges Organization.  Learn about Platonic solids.  Make a mathematical origami octahedron and a dodecahedron.  All ages.  Smithsonian Ripley Center, Concourse. 10-4. “Math on the National Mall” A self guided tour.  Learn about math during this math treasure hunt!  Locate trapezoids, Mobius Strips, pyramids and more as you complete your search among the buildings, museums and art galleries along the National Mall.  Math map provided.  10-4 pm.  Meeting Place:  Smithsonian Ripley Center.  Ages 11 and up. Smithsonian’s Ripley Center (meeting place).  10-4. “Celebration of Mind: Mathematical Games, Magic and Puzzles”  Come out and cut, color, fold and glue mathematical illusions.  Explore hands-on puzzles with the Julia Robinson Math Festival.  All ages.  Smithsonian Ripley Center. 10-4. Learn about the fundamentals of Aerodynamics, decoding starlight, black holes, exoplanets and more at the interactive stations at the National Air and Space Museum.  Ages 8 and up. Watch a local team of experts build a hyperbolic star — a stellated icosahedron with embedded hyperbolic surfaces. Come listen to Stony Brook University math professor Dr. George Hart lecture about how “Math is Cool!”  Smithsonian Ripley Center Room 3037b.  3-3:45. For more information about the festival:  National Math...

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Free Entrance Days April 18 & 19 @ National Parks

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in HS on a Budget | Comments Off on Free Entrance Days April 18 & 19 @ National Parks

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free* dates in 2015: January 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 14-16 Presidents Day weekend April 18-19 opening weekend of National Park Week August 25 National Park Service Birthday September 26 National Public Lands Day November 11 Veterans Day *Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated...

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1 Yr Subscription Bon Appetit Magazine $4.99

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Faculty Lounge, Homeschooling | Comments Off on 1 Yr Subscription Bon Appetit Magazine $4.99

Bon Appetit Magazine 1 Year (12 issues) $4.99 (Reg. $15)  @ DiscountMags.com Bon Appetit on Kindle Fire, iPad, and Nook are now included for FREE with your Print Subscription 1 Year (12 issues) $4.99 2 Years (24 issues) $9.98 3 Years (36 issues) $14.97 No Auto Renew and Free...

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Select LEGO Friends on Sale at Amazon.com

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Faculty Lounge, Saving Money | Comments Off on Select LEGO Friends on Sale at Amazon.com

LEGO Friends 41094 Heartlake Lighthouse $31.99 (2o% off) @ Amazon.com LEGO Friends 41093 Heartlake Hair Salon $ 23.99 (20% off) @Amazon.com   LEGO Friends 41037 Stephanie’s Beach House $29.00 (27% off) @ Amazon.com LEGO Friends Dolphin Cruiser $55.99 (20% off)  @ Amazon.com LEGO Friends 41095 Emma’s House $55.99 (20% off)  @...

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Toys R Us Bike & Trike Trade-In (Ends 4/4)

Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in Faculty Lounge, Saving Money | Comments Off on Toys R Us Bike & Trike Trade-In (Ends 4/4)

Toys R Us Bike & Trike Trade-In (Ends 4/4)

Used Bike and Trike Trade-In Save up to $50 on any new bike or trike @ Toys R Us “The Bike & Trike Trade-In event offers parents the opportunity to trade in any used bike or trike in exchange for a savings of up to $50 on any regular-priced bike or trike (excluding ALL clearance bikes and trikes). After trading in a used bike or trike, customers will receive a coupon valid towards the purchase of a new, regular-priced bike or trike.” (Toys R Us)   Save $10 on any bike or trike priced $59.97 or less Save $20 on any bike or trike priced $59.99 – $99.97 Save $30 on any bike or trike priced $99.99 – $149.97 Save $50 on any bike or trike priced $149.99 or more  ...

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39% off Graco Pack N Play Playard with Bassinet, Tinker

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Faculty Lounge | Comments Off on 39% off Graco Pack N Play Playard with Bassinet, Tinker

39% off Graco Pack N Play Playard with Bassinet, Tinker

Graco Pack N Play Playard with Bassinet, Tinker $49.00 @...

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43% off Graco Relay Click Connect Stroller

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Faculty Lounge | Comments Off on 43% off Graco Relay Click Connect Stroller

43% off Graco Relay Click Connect Stroller

Graco Relay Click Connect Stroller, Jaguar $186.97 (Reg. 329.99) @...

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3/25 60% off on Select Dover Coloring Books

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in HS on a Budget | Comments Off on 3/25 60% off on Select Dover Coloring Books

Coloring Madness! 60% Off – 3/25 and 3/26 Only @ Dover Publications 7o educational coloring books on sale. Some of the items on sale include: Ancient Egyptian Designs Coloring Book $1.58 (Reg.$3.95) Dover Masterworks: Color Your Own Cezanne Paintings  $2.40 (Reg. 5.99) The History of the White House Coloring Book $1.60 (Reg. 3.99) My First Spanish ABC Picture Coloring Book $1.60 (Reg. 3.99) Story of the Civil War Coloring Book $1.60 (Reg. 3.99) Visit their website to view more sale items. Free shipping on orders over $50 (see site for...

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Sale: Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet from Amazon

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Faculty Lounge, Saving Money | Comments Off on Sale: Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet from Amazon

Sale: Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet from Amazon

Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet  @ Amazon 6 inch display & 8 GB Storage:  $124 (or 5 monthly payments of $24.80) 7 inch display (additional $40) 16 GB Storage (additional...

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Pottery Barn Warehouse Sale Ending Soon

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Faculty Lounge, Homeschooling, Saving Money | Comments Off on Pottery Barn Warehouse Sale Ending Soon

Pottery Barn Warehouse Sale Ending Soon

The Pottery Barn Warehouse Clearance Event is a large sale ending tomorrow.  Now’s your chance to stock up on essentials like curtains from $22.99 a panel down from $59 a panel.  Throws from $59 to $34.99 and items like embroidered shams and duvet covers from $39.50 to $14.99 and many more finds if you take a few minutes to search.  Sale ends March 25th Up to 60% off hundreds of items Up to 40% off beds and more Lamps starting at $79 20% off lanterns and more Rugs, drapes, curtains, window treatment accessories on sale Pillows, throws Bedding:  pillows, duvets, blankets, sheets, bed skirts and more. Bath, decor, organization and more all on sale For sale info, click here: http://www.potterybarn.com/shop/sale/seasonal-clearance-sale/?cm_type=lnav Happy Sale...

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