August 2013 Earn Your E.A.R.S.

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Welcome back to Earn Your E.A.R.S.! The Enriching Academic Reward Series, or E.A.R.S., is an achievement program designed to encourage kids to continually reach for academic success.

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. E.A.R.S. is a way to stimulate students to do their best. It motivates them to complete their assignments and gives them the desire to do more. E.A.R.S. is not a standalone curriculum; it enhances students’ current course loads and rewards their diligent efforts.

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. Like last year, the program will run August through May of each school year and will take the month of December off.

Here’s how Earn Your E.A.R.S. works:
1) Register your students by submitting the below form or by clicking here. (Also available on navigation bar at the top. Those who register after the 5th of each month will NOT receive an assignment until the following 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 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.

Are you ready to Earn Your E.A.R.S.?

***Please NOTE: We are following Disney’s example and are trying to “plus” the EARS program! Please give us a few extra days to get it all situated. Assignments will all be emailed out on August 5th!***

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Jodi Whisenhunt is an award-winning freelance writer and editor who has visited Walt Disney World numerous times and has been homeschooling since 2000. She is the author of MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE: Learn While You Play at Walt Disney World Resort, available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and CreateSpace. Come, think outside the textbook and stretch the walls of your home classroom with Walt Disney entertainment!

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  • Heather Shoemake

    We have loved using this book! Thanks

    • Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      So glad to hear that!

  • Nikki Bonilla

    I am so glad I found your blog through About the mouse. I have thought about homeschooling for a few years now but am nervous about it. I don’t feel my son is safe at his school but more importantly for me is that they stress high grades more than learning, especially reading. They expect them to be able to read fast but aren’t as concerned with retaining what they read. My problem is that my son is WAY behind in writing because of a problem getting things from his brain to his hands, and his spelling is horrible to say the least. Not his fault by any means. I have been able to get his reading close to grade level but not his writing. Any thoughts? He has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) with the school but they are not following it. He has not improved at all since it was put in place two years ago. Any thoughts? Thanks, Nikki

    • Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Hi, Nikki! I’m glad you found us too! It’s too bad the school is not working with you to provide a quality education. I would advise you to first look into your state’s homeschooling requirements. I’d start with, which is legal support at a national level, and provides information for each state. If you’re looking for specific curriculum or materials to supplement your son’s work, feel free to email me at

  • Heatherly Lane Sylvia

    I was so excited to stumble upon your blog during my Disney planning/ searching. We will be ending our homeschool year with a trip to Disney, and I can think of no better way to enrich than to Earn our EARS! :)

    • Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Welcome! So glad you found us! A trip to Disney will be the perfect way to celebrate the end of the homeschool year :)

  • Emerald Gingell

    Is this only for homeschooled children? My son is going into 2nd grade in public school but he’s reading/writing/math above grade level (he’s only 6 though so no hope of ever skipping a grade) and he could use a challenge. What sort of things can we expect to see in the assignments?

    • Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      No! Anyone can learn while they play! Feel free to sign up. We’d love to have him participate. We’re trying a slightly different format this year. Instead of a new article each month, we’re doing a unit study based on Spaceship Earth. Each month will have a different project. This month is centered on science & technology. Feel free to email me at if you’d like to chat more!

  • kathy

    I’m trying to subscribe but I keep getting a message “there are errors in the info”. The system will not allow me to subscribe but continues giving the same message. I’ve checked the info and everything is correct. Any ideas?

    • Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Email me your information at and I can enter you manually. So sorry for the trouble!

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