20
MAR
2017

Bits, Bobs, and the First Day of Spring

Registration Updates

<   >  We are almost, but not quite, at the minimum registration numbers for both summer classes: Economics and Informal Logic. Sign up today!
<   >  After much soul-searching, I have decided to drop Consumer Math from my course offerings for 2017-2018. While I do have a passion for teaching students to apply mathematics in their everyday lives, I have been unable to find a curriculum that accomplishes this. BJU is just too outdated and too much of a stumbling block for student success. [Do you know of an amazing Consumer Math curriculum? Please let me know!] <   >  Registration at My Fun Science and Bright Ideas Press is still going strong… and those MFS coupon codes are good through the end of the month : )

~ Class Calendars ~

Easter Break is the week of April 10
Our final week is the week of May 1, 2017
Summer classes run from May 15 – June 02
Fall classes begin the week of August 21, 2017

Winner!

Do you remember that survey you all filled out, so kindly, in early February? I ran the resultant spreadsheet through a random number generator and came out with a winner! I’m not going to publish their email, but there’s a *Fern* in it and I’ll be contacting them this week… congratulations!

A Favor?

You know how hard it is to graciously accept a compliment? It’s way harder to ask for one! I’ve been teaching online for several years now and I am being asked to come up with student, and parent, testimonials. Unfortunately, due to “Black Thursday” related complications, I don’t have a folder of “kind words” to pull out anymore :/  If you feel so inclined, please consider (a) resending that amazing, complimentary email from 2015 or (b) submitting a brief testimonial [here]. Prospective students would love to hear what you have to say : )

Scholar’s Script becomes Patchwork Press

In December, we were praying for a miracle… but the staff of the Scholar’s Script was already hard at work. Please read their final edition of the Landry Academy student newspaper. They’ve banded together to keep the presses running and have now introduced The Patchwork Press! Please encourage these fantastic students by reading the paper and then filling out their (brief) readership survey.

Pi Day 2017… and Beyond!

Pi Day 2017 was our third annual Landry Academy Math Department celebration, and it was amazing! My Fun Science donated the classroom space, XNor Directive provided the prizes, and close to a hundred students participated. It is so incredibly fun to simply celebrate math, without tests or pressure : ) While some of our students are completing their high-school math journeys, their Pi Day fun doesn’t have to end! Please consider signing up for our [Pi Day Alumni mailing list]. Starting next year we’ll be having a special, evening, celebration for those students who have moved on with their studies. Remember: You’re never too old for π!

Thanks so much for your time… enjoy your spring!
Sincerely,
Bethany Barnosky
Mathematics, Economics, and Logic

Bethany Barnosky is a master teacher and educational consultant who enjoys life in sunny southern New Hampshire. As a double-certified math teacher, she provides tutoring, curriculum, portfolio, and transcript services to homeschoolers in and around New Hampshire. As an online teacher, Mrs. Barnosky has been honored to teach amazing homeschooled students from all over the world.