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The Arbor Day Foundation was founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century. I was born just a month later in Oregon – where a full week is set aside to celebrate trees. The Arbor Day Foundation inspires people to…
Arbor Day is a single day. We can do better. Join us in celebrating trees all year long with these 12 activities.
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These tips are great for kids of all ages! :)
 
Help! My Child Refuses to Do School Work!
"Even fantastic curriculums (and this overzealous, perfectionist mom) couldn’t get this boy to do anything that looked or smelled like “school.”"
Learn how Alicia solved her problem.

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We love geography! It is fascinating to learn about other cultures and to learn how the physical geography has influenced different peoples around the world. This post contains affiliate links. A few weeks ago, I shared a post detailing how we use the…
Get kids excited about world geography with North Star Geography and an interactive game that utilizes Google Maps Street View.
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Ooooh! I love this hangout topic! Join me next week as we explore the pros and cons of year-round homeschooling. :)
 
There are pros and cons to year-round homeschool schedules. This hangout will touch on them and offer reasons you may want to try it out in comparison to a traditional, long summer break. What ages are more suited to year-round school and which are better for traditional schedules?

This is our final hangout of the 2014-2015 school year! 

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+LaToya Edwards 
+Leah Courtney 
Hostess: +Jimmie Lanley 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Bright Ideas Press. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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I  have always enjoyed classic literature – especially historical fiction. However, as a child I didn’t have the opportunity to study Shakespeare. The school counselors – in their infinite wisdom – hadn’t set me on the college tract. I thereby listened in…
I  have always enjoyed classic literature - especially historical fiction. However, as a child I didn't have the opportunity to study Shakespeare. The school counselors - in their infinite wisdom -...
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Lindsey! Can you please where I can get the sheet music for this medley? My daughter would love to learn to play it! Thank you!! :)
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Finishing Strong is a link up that focuses entirely on homeschooling middle & high school students. It’s Co-Hosted By – Aspired Living, Blog, She Wrote, Education Possible, Eva Varga, & Starts at Eight Every week, our faithful readers join us in sharing…
Finishing Strong - where every week, our readers join us in sharing inspirational stories, valuable insights, & practical tips for schooling teens at home.
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The middle school years, grades 5 through 9, are a time of tremendous physical, emotional, and cognitive changes for students. It also is a pivotal time in their understanding of and enthusiasm for science. While science is my favorite subject to teach, I…
Teaching middle school science can be a challenge. I've thereby compiled advice from homeschool experts on how to teach middle school science.
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Do you find that you don’t get around to those interesting hands-on projects you envision? Have you found yourself wanting to develop friendships with other homeschoolers and just don’t know where to begin? Consider starting a homeschool co-op. It can be…
Consider starting a homeschool co-op. It can be an enriching, rewarding experience in the home education journey.
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It’s Wednesday ~ time for Finishing Strong, the link up featuring stories from families who are homeschooling their middle & high school children. Meet Our Fabulous Co-Hosts – Aspired Living, Blog, She Wrote, Education Possible, Eva Varga, & Starts at…
It's Wednesday ~ time for Finishing Strong, the link up featuring stories from families who are homeschooling their middle & high school children.
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Earth Day Books and Music Giveaway To inspire earth-friendly practices with your family, I’ve teamed up with several kid bloggers to bring you this awesome Earth Day giveaway. Several publishers have offered earth-themed books and music prizes for your…
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It’s National Poetry Month!! Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s…
Science and poetry use language in a fundamentally different manner. Here I share resources to blend poetry into your science units throughout the year.
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Science educator, blogger, curriculum writer, & homeschool mom.
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  • Science Logic
    Curriculum Development, 1996 - present
  • Academia Celestia
    Homeschool Educator, 2002 - present
  • North Bay Elementary School
    5th Grade Teacher, 2000 - 2002
  • North Bay Elementary School
    Elementary Science Specialist, 1996 - 2000
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Science educator & homeschool mom passionate about family life, traveling, and staying active.
Introduction
I am a science educator with extensive experience in both formal and informal settings. I presently homeschool my two children and share our homeschool experiences on my website, Eva Varga.  I strive to encourage families to incorporate science into their curriculum and provide free online courses, lessons, and printables. I also teach professional development courses through the Heritage Institute and write a middle level secular science curriculum called Science Logic.  

In addition to my work in education, I am an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. I hope to someday complete a Half-Iron triathlon and an ultra-marathon. In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling, learning new languages, and above all spending time with my family. ♥
Bragging rights
In 2001, I was awarded National Board Certification (Middle Childhood Generalist) and during my six years in the public school classroom, I received more than $20K in grants and awards.
Education
  • EvaVarga.net
    present
  • Oregon State University
    Education, 1994 - 1995
  • Oregon State University
    Science / International Studies, 1992 - 1994
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Homeschool Chinese: Simplified or Traditional Chinese? | Better Chinese ...
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Along the way, I discovered that some resources used traditional Chinese characters and others used simplified. I didn't know what direction

HowStuffWorks "How does the aurora borealis (the Northern Lights) work?"
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How does the aurora borealis (the Northern Lights) work? What causes it? Why can you only see it in the North? Are the myths about it produc

Rockettes & Rockets 2013
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This past Sunday saw the final performance of the Sun City Senior Rockette's. Betty had tried out for this unique group over three months ag

Barefoot Angie Bee: Blogging for Homeschool
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Blogging for Homeschool. Edited to add: As part of home school the boys have their own blogs that they update. This was supposed to be a qui