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With a new school year rapidly approaching, it's a good idea to make sure everyone starts working their way back to the school year sleep schedule if it differs from what you were doing this summer.  Younger kids should be getting to bed between 8 pm and 9pm, if they get up around 6 - 7 am.  Elementary aged kids need 9 - 10 hours of sleep, and teens surprisingly need between 9 and 11 hours.

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I always have waited until the kids register or get their supply lists from the school doors a week before school, but apparently, that's the old way of doing things.

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The Learning Community is possible thanks to the generous support of those who help our sponsor organization, Ornaments To Remember, such as Jerry and Nancy of Florida!

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Today's activity: learn about grains.  What grains were used in ancient civilizations?  What part of the world did corn come from?  What's the difference between whole wheat bread and white bread?  What do grains look like when they grow?  Where do they grow?  How are they transformed from the natural state into edible form?  Find a recipe for a grain you're not familiar with, and cook it.  You can boil it and make a hot cereal/porridge or grind it into flour. 

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The kids spent five fun-filled, no vegetable days getting to know Grandma and Grandpa while hubby and I spent the time doing all the things we don't while the kids are around.  And aside from the time for "just the two of us," I'm delighted the kids are experiencing the joys of time with the grandparents.

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