How To Help Kids Succeed Academically

As a parent I am often stretched thin on time and resources, however one thing that has made life much easier in our home, is the discovery of a website called  “Khan Academy”  a non-profit website that offers academic learning for kids FREE OF CHARGE (although to sustain this worthy organization, when it’s at all possible, I encourage you to make a donation.)

Your children can log into their profile with their own username and password, and go through exercises, take tests to asses their skill level, identify areas where they struggle, and watch instructional videos when they get stuck.

Their school teachers can create a profile, and log on as a coach, to assist as well.

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This is a POWERFUL tool for parents from all walks of life, to empower their children to excel, for little to no money.

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The website will email you directly to give you periodic updates including the exact minutes/hours each of your children has spent working on their various subjects, and their progress.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.”

~Benjamin Franklin

 

 

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Strawberry Summer Salad

As a mom, I’m always looking for healthy menu options like summer salad, so I thought I would share with you, my new fav…

STRAWBERRY SUMMER SALAD

1 Package of SPRING MIX  (my personal favorite, is at CENTRAL MARKET…however, any grocery store/market should carry it)

1 Pint Whole Organic Strawberries

1 Large Apple (my favorites are Pink Lady, Gala, Honey Crisp, or Fuji)

1 Pint Mushrooms

1/2 Cup Pre-packaged Sliced Almonds

2 Large Tomatoes

1 Whole Cucumber

1 Pint Fresh Organic Blueberries

1 Package Garden Onions Diced

1 Package Quinoa (cooked then chilled)

Fresh Shredded Parmesan Cheese

1 cup Olive Oil

1 cup Balsamic Vinegar

Cracked Pepper to taste

“Strawberry Summer Salad”

Make the Quinoa, according to the directions on the box, then cover, and set aside in the refrigerator to chill.

Rinse Spring Mix thoroughly, use salad spinner or other method to dry, place into salad bowl; set aside.

Rinse Strawberries, then cut into slices or squares; add to salad bowl (full of spring mix.)

Peel Cucumber, then cut into slices, or one inch squares; add to the salad bowl.

Cut up tomatoes, into one inch squares; add to salad bowl.

Rinse Blueberries; add to salad bowl.

Rinse, then dice the garden onions; add to bowl.

Rinse, then slice mushrooms; add to bowl.

Rinse and/or peel apple, then cut into one inch squares, and add to salad.

“Salad Dressing”

Mix the Olive Oil, and Balsamic Vinegar in a bowl, or dressing dispenser…set aside, and use on top of salad, as desired.

“Topping”

Put fresh cracked pepper corn, on top of salad.

Sprinkle the fresh shredded Parmesan Cheese on top.

Sprinkle chilled Quinoa on top of salad.

Sprinkle the sliced almonds on top.

Then you can add some cottage cheese, and/or

Rice Chips, or crackers on the side.

ENJOY 😉 and stay healthy!

I have listed a link below to give you some information on Quinoa …I LOVE it, and because of it’s AMAZING health benefits (too many to list here,) I try to incorporate it into many of my recipes.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF QUINOA

 

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