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Family Guide to the 2017 Eclipse

A Family Guide to the 2017 Eclipse: 4 Ways to Prep Your Kids and Make It Memorable

Thank you to Space Racers for partnering with PMB for this sponsored post.Anyone who hasn’t heard of the solar eclipse happening on August 21 has likely been living under a rock. Oregon is especially focused on this event because it marks the first U.S. location within the Path of Totality, where projections expect almost two minutes […]

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common core

Common Core Math, Uncommon Thinking

While Common Core math has helped my eight-year-old in school, it has exceeded my 40-year-old addition skills. I was in the car with the kids one day, attempting to add double-digit numbers. I vocalized the problem out loud, simultaneously picturing it in my mind’s eye, and vainly attempted to carry figures. My second grader overheard me, […]

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