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Euphrosyne Paper

Kylee, age 10, has decided that our farm, Euphrosyne Corner, is in need of a daily newspaper.  As such she is following us all around with a notebook and pen recording our daily lives.  For the privilege of sharing this glimpse into our days with you, I have paid .25 for reprint rights.  I have also given up countless hours of work time on my computer because a "proper" newspaper is always typed.  All spelling and grammar are her own- read carefully. 


Euphrosyne Paper  written By Kylee  A. Indahl
        Mr. and Ms. Indahl were trying to establish the propriety line.Ms. Indahl said that her husband was trying to fix his compass. When Mr. Indahl caught up with his wife they start talking about the propriety line.Mr. Indahl goes to get the tractor.While waiting for her husband, Ms. Indahl points her compass north. While all this goes on Nutmeg is stalking through the grass. Just then Mr.Indahl returns on the tractor. Ms. Indahl tells her children, Caleb and Kylee, to get out of t…
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That was me when it came to teaching electronics and coding to Caleb (12).

42 Electronics reached out earlier this year and offered us a copy of their Introduction to Robotics Curriculum and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to collaborate with Caleb while boosting his knowledge and skills for something he is very interested in.

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What is 42 Electronics?

42 Electronics sells curriculum kits for teaching introductory robotics to middle school aged kids and up.  Each lesson has an in depth reading assignment, hands on activities, follow up questions, and more.  They build on each other to introduce students to the use of a breadboard and Raspberry Pi.

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