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The HomeScholar Recommends Disney's Queen of Katwe

The HomeScholar Recommends Disney's Queen of Katwe
The HomeScholar Recommends Disney's Queen of Katwe Queen of Katwe – In Theaters This Month! Imagine my surprise when I got a call from my son's former employer (from back in high school). Elliott Neff, my son Kevin's chess mentor, runs a wonderful company called Chess for Life. He has been a chess coach for an amazing young woman from Uganda, Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga).This young woman's life is so amazing, Disney has produced a full-length movie...
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Creative writing with chess? If only I had known!

Creative writing with chess?  If only I had known!
 http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/32.htmlGathergood/Reynoldsburg High School, USMaterials Required: Chess set, paper and pensActivity Time: 2 monthsConcepts Taught: English Creative WritingThis is for students who are independant creative writers who want to work on their own but need structure to stay on task. Have them write 32 character sketches for the pieces on a chess board. Then have other students play a chess game, one move per day. The author must write a short story for each move. Once the...
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Guest — J W
Ooo! I wish my husband (chess brain) and I (creative writer but chess flop) had time to work on something like that!!!
Monday, 04 May 2009 15:59
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Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don't....

Sometimes you feel like a nut.  Sometimes you don't....
About half of our homeschool classes were traditional, textbookish classes. The rest we were just Wild & Crazy Guys!For fun, my son Kevin studied chess like crazy. One year we called it "Critical Thinking." No kidding - if you have a kid who plays competitive chess, I'm sure you understand! The next year we called it "Public Speaking" because he was going to different classes around our area, teaching to various homeschool groups and public and...
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Guest — Sharon - Momn4boys
You know I don't really know where it started.... It has just always been. He got his first knife at 6 yrs old. Yes it was young... Read More
Monday, 02 June 2008 11:05
Guest — Lee
Wow! That IS unusual! Did that passion start with a book? Johnny Tremain? How fun! Blessings, Lee
Saturday, 31 May 2008 18:54
Guest — Sharon - Momn4boys
How about knifemaking. He would love to become a bladesmith. Here is a link with a picture of his forge. http://momn4boys.blog... Read More
Saturday, 31 May 2008 18:04
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