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April 2015 Earn Your E.A.R.S.

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Welcome to the April 2015 edition of 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 […]

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The Japan Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase

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In designing Epcot’s Japan Pavilion Walt Disney Imagineers incorporated Japanese design principles of balance, harmony, simplicity, formality and delicacy to evoke a sense of serenity and drama, characteristic features of traditional Japanese settings. All major elements are arranged within view of the Pavilion’s central entry point, spanning from the torii gate on the lagoon to […]

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2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

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The 75-day 22nd Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival opened last week and will run until May 17, 2015. The park’s landscape is abloom with floral splendor of “flower towers” and beds of multi-colored blooms. At least 70,000 bedding plants surround the Future World East and West lakes alone, with 220 mini-gardens set afloat […]

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March 2015 Earn Your E.A.R.S.

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Welcome to the March 2015 edition of 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 […]

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Walt Disney: All Over the World People Want to Laugh

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Walt Disney first traveled to Europe at the age of sixteen after joining the Red Cross with a forged birth certificate at the end of World War I. He celebrated his seventeenth birthday shortly after arriving in St. Cyr, France. By running errands, shuttling workers back and forth, gathering commissary provisions, and chauffeuring VIPs, Walt […]

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Disneyland Resort: Walt’s Trains & the Disneyland Railroad

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In 1949, Walt and Lilly Disney moved their family to a new home in West Los Angeles, California. There in his own backyard, six years before he opened Disneyland Park, Walt Disney built his first thrill ride, the Carolwood Pacific Railroad, a 1/8 scale locomotive. It was proof positive that Walt, like Peter Pan, never […]

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Walt Disney Beginnings

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As Magical Mouse Schoolhouse celebrates our 5th Blogoversary with a month of giveaways, we also celebrate the Man and his Mouse who started all the Magic! Enjoy this reprint of one of the first articles to appear on Magical Mouse Schoolhouse. (Earn Your E.A.R.S. participants will recognize it from this semester’s unit study.) Be sure […]

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February 2015 Earn Your E.A.R.S.

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Welcome to the February 2015 edition of 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 […]

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Get & Stay Fit at Disney: New Balance Running Trails at Walt Disney World Resort

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Please give a warm welcome to our friend and special Guest, Didi Marie from DISTherapy! Didi is a wife, mother, sports medicine physical therapist and a Johnny-come-lately runner residing in New York and Vermont. Didi is joining us today with a look at one of her favorite New Balance Running Trails at Walt Disney World […]

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Get & Stay Fit at Disney: Bicycles, Canoes, Golf Clubs & Floaties

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They say the average Walt Disney World Resort Guest walks approximately 8-10 miles a day when visiting the Vacation Kingdom. Often for many people, myself included, that burns barely enough calories to make up for the delicious Disney dining they’re doing along the way. Not to worry! The Resort offers many ways to help everyone […]

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