Thursday, September 22, 2011

Homeschoolers – do you LOVE Disney, like me?

If so, then you might be interested in having your kids take part in the Earn Your EARS program, put together by Jodi over at Magical Mouse Schoolhouse.  I asked Jodi to share a bit about the program and how it works with my readers ---

MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE is a unique blog that plusses the homeschool experience and prompts home educators to think outside the textbook. Our bi-weekly posts expose teachable moments in Walt Disney entertainment, from the history of Walter Elias Disney to Audio-animatronics, from theme park attractions to Disney conservation efforts, ending each article with creative ways to learn while you play when Disney IS school.

Magical Mouse Schoolhouse’s Enriching Academic Reward Series, or Earn Your E.A.R.S., a FREE monthly incentive program, kicks the blog concept up a Disney notch.

As a homeschooler, I emphasize learning. I do not stress getting good grades, and so my children do not always appreciate the value of a high score. I would rather see them grasp concepts than celebrate or despair over rankings. Earn Your E.A.R.S. stimulates students to do their best. It motivates them to complete their assignments and gives them the desire to do more. 

Here's how Earn Your E.A.R.S. works:

  1. If you have not previously done so, register your students by submitting the registration form between the 1st through the 5th of each month.
  2. Magical Mouse Schoolhouse will email your assignment by the 5th of each month.
  3. Have your students complete and return the assignment by the last day of the month to receive an incentive reward. Please note that Earn Your E.A.R.S.  is not a standalone curriculum; it enhances students' current course loads and rewards their diligent efforts. Magical Mouse Schoolhouse will NOT assign grades. We are interested in completion and education.
  4. Students who complete ALL NINE MONTHS' assignments will receive a Certificate of Completion and small "graduation" gift in June.

Earn Your E.A.R.S. is open to all skill levels. If you registered your children last year, you are still in the system and do not need to sign up again. The program runs August through May of each school year and takes the month of December off.

Contact Jodi Whisenhunt at jodi(at)magicalmouseschoolhouse(dot)com for more information.

Magical Mouse Schoolhouse is sponsored by 3D Travel Company, an Earmarked Disney Travel Agency.

1 comment:

Jodi Whisenhunt / Magical Mouse Schoolhouse said...

Thanks for featuring Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Heidi! We hope your readers will join us & have fun learning while they play :)

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