ipv6 ready

I created this web site for our daughter Ann McKenney.  She loves doing science and electronics.   She is also into gymnastics and ballet. 

2/27/2022: Our daughter started on https://code.org/ learning programming at 6 years old.   The first module was on dropping and dragging objects with a mouse.   Now, she is using blocks of N, S, E, W to move an angry bird to an object and avoiding TNT. 

I bought it for Ann and Kieran on Friday March 4th, Ann built many of the projects by Sunday.  It was at MicroCenter in the Maker/STEM room for $25.

Train up a child in the way she should go: and when she is old, she will not depart from it.

Nice vs. Kind – What Is the Difference Between Niceness & Kindness?

People often use the words “nice” and “kind” interchangeably, assuming that they’re “basically the same thing.” The truth is, the difference between nice vs kind is night & day. “Nice” is a self-centered behavior pattern, where you are acting in a “pleasing” manner, to “be a nice person,” and get people to like you. “Kind” is an other-centered behavior pattern, where you’re acting in the best interests of others, out of a sense of love, empathy, and compassion.

Hillsdale College: K-12 at Home

What is K-12 Classical Education?

A classical education emphasizes human virtue and moral character, responsible citizenship, a content rich course of study, and teacher-led classrooms.

At Hillsdale College, we help parents and teachers offer this time-honored education to their students, whether at home or in the classroom. Ultimately, a classical education leads to the cultivation of moral and intellectual virtue so that each student becomes capable of self-government, and therefore able to live a happy life. These ends, in turn, will help to create good citizens and strong families and communities.

A Mighty Girl

The world’s largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls

OK I thought about the direction of this page.   Our daughter Ann loves technology.    I want to cover Women in STEM.   I want her to read about the women who have been in STEM.  My goal is to show more than just their work.  I want my daughter and other young girls to understand why they went into STEM.

Female Leadership–‘Be Competent Like A Woman And Confident And Ambitious Like A Man’

The Hour of Code is coming…

Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States and Code.org also organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 15% of all students in the world. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Amazon, Facebook, Google, the Infosys Foundation, Microsoft, and many more.

Our free (yep, free!) two-week summer program for young women 13 – 18 years old will teach you to build real-life apps whether you’ve never written a line of code or you’re a full-fledged hacker.  The scholarship is for anyone who’s passionate and interested in learning a new superpower. Don’t be shy, APPLY!

I am here

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First Pre-K school picture

6 Years old