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German Kindergartens: One mother’s story

We all know that learning a second language is a great opportunity for our children, but many hesitate when considering a German kindergarten.  No two experiences are alike, but one mom was kind enough to write up her thoughts and experiences.  I’ll post mine here later in the comments.  If you have something to add, […]

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Childcare and Preschool options

Babysitting List: The American Red Cross (ARC) of Geilenkirchen occasionally does babysitting courses for young people in the area, then creates a list of those students who have completed the coarse. For the most up to date list, please contact the ARC. Do be patient. The ARC is a volunteer organization. arc_geilenkirchen@yahoo.com Playgroups: Schinnen area: […]

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Homeschooling

For those of you considering homeschooling, you will be happy to know that there is a very active home school group here in the GK/Triborder area.  Connect with these folks and use Europe as your classroom and you’ll have a marvelous time. POC/More Information:       Scott M:  smenhennet@yahoo.com Activities: Music lessons, Science Lessons, Private Guitar lessons […]

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Educational Resources for Children

Because every school is different.  Because every district, state, and country has a slightly or grossly different curriculum.  Because we move a lot and education matters.  Because every little bit of help – helps tremendously.  Because these resources are free for you and available now.  It’s worth checking out.    1.  The Military Child Education Coalition […]

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School Supplies

Our first year at GK, summer rolled around, people wanted to shop for school supplies and this was the historic year that somehow, someone, overlooked that detail and ABSOLUTELY no school supplies came – ever. Yeah, there were the handful of measly basics for about a split second and then they remained essentially sold out […]

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English/Math Tutor

Just in time for the start of school, here’s information on a local tutor who can help! Alicia Baller is currently in her last semester of her English degree and is currently working on her associates in Mathematics. She is available now for tutoring Math (pre-algebra, algebra, trig and calculus soon) and/or English (mostly how […]

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Educational Websites for Kids

If you’re PCSing, or just curious, you can test your child’s academic levels according to the school they will be attending using the website below. www.soarathome.com   Websites: The best resources for knowing about the best websites are our teachers. Most of my favorites, I’ve learned from my children’s teachers and the school website. Look […]

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Schools

School Age Children (5 -18) AFNorth International School http://www.afno-is.eu.dodea.edu/ AFNorth International School is a full-day preK-12th grade school located just outside the base at Brunssum, NL. Students moving on from the 6th grade at Geilenkirchen Elementary School continue to AFNorth for the junior high and high school grades.   German Schools (Gruenschule = Elementary age) […]

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