NASA Tragedies

This coming Friday, February 1, is the official Day of Remembrance for all fallen United States Astronauts.  The date was chosen because it is the anniversary of the day the space shuttle Columbia had a malfunction upon reentry into the…

Winnie-the-Pooh

Alan Alexander Milne (A.A. Milne) was a dedicated father.  He spent many wonderful hours with his son Christopher.  Like most dads, he loved telling his son bedtime stories.   He used his son's stuffed animals as characters in his stories.   In…

SSAT upcoming schedule

2012-2013 Standard Test Calendar — Registration Begins August 1st     October 13, 2012     November 10, 2012     December 8, 2012     January 5, 2013     February 2, 2013     March 2, 2013     April 20, 2013     June 8,…

SAT Upcoming Schedule

U.S. registration dates and deadlines for 2012-13 Test Dates Test U.S. Registration Deadlines (Expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.A.) Regular Late (a fee applies) October 6, 2012 SAT & Subject Tests September 7, 2012 September 21, 2012 November 3,…

WORDS are fun!

I have a new favorite word!!! Mumpsimus!! I have so many friends whose use of the English language is mumpsimus. They think they are using English correctly, but they insist on using words that really don't exist. There are so…

Get a Paper Dictionary!

I realize that most people use spell check or dictionary.com to check spelling, but for a student learning vocabulary, PLEASE get them a real book/paper dictionary. Here are a few reasons; It is easier to scan through words when you…

Summer Reading

Many students get a list of required reading for the summer from their schools.   I usually try and read each and every book that is required for the schools that are local to me.  I also have come up…