On the Road with HTHL Old Friends New Friends

On the Road with HTHL: Old Friends New Friends

March 7-March 13, 2016 Denver to South Carolina:  Range of miles: 2,950-4,575 We started our week by visiting our friends at Focus on the Family (FOF) in Colorado Springs. Our family loves hanging out at Whits’ End indoor playground. I couldn’t resist Wooten’s, (Adventures in Odyssey character), two-story swirly slide. So glad I made the height limit! However, a little …

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On the Road With HTHL: Happy Mama!

February 29-March 6, 2016 Miles to Date: 1,798 One mom plus a visit with her adult children equals one happy mama! We have a week between conventions and our two boys work at Copper Mountain Ski Resort just outside of Denver, Colorado. It’s a perfect time to visit. So I donned my Copper Mountain sweatshirt I got for Christmas, and …

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Write Early! Write Often! Write Well!

I love this true story. I’m not sure who’s the author; I heard it a long time ago before the internet. It goes like this…. On the first day of a college art class, the art teacher outlined the objectives of the class and her grading scale. The student’s semester assignment was simple, turn in one art masterpiece at the …

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15 Must-Have Features for Your Special Needs Writing Program

Special Needs denotes that the needs are unique, and no cookie cutter approach to learning will work. Knowledge must simply pass through different delivery methods. However, when it comes to teaching special needs children to write, experts do agree that writing instruction should include these exemplary features: 15 Must-Have Features for Your Special Needs Writing Program Risk-free environment Predictable writing …

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The Filming of HTHL’s Study Guide Island of the Blue Dolphins

October 2014 Confession: I always wanted to be Mrs. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus series. I wanted to snap my fingers and take my students to the places we were studying. I coveted her school bus that knows no limitations. And of course, I wanted her earrings! My “Mrs. Frizzle envy” began early in our homeschool years. In fact, …