Your child has been counting down to this all semester long: winter break. Finally, a chance to kick back and relax. And for you to spend quality time together as a family. Except you’ve blazed through ALL of your plans in the first 48 hours. Now your child is climbing the walls and you’re fresh […]
My best-laid plans were rapidly going down the drain. Instead of sweetly crafting Pinterest-perfect Valentine’s, my three-year-old was trying to place 1,000 stickers on the dog. The baby was screaming. And I was trying to figure out if I could use artisanal wrapped wire to mainline wine. There HAS to be a better, less stressful, […]
It’s less than two weeks to Christmas, and you couldn’t (or wouldn’t) buy that “must have” toy. Now you’re stressed out. What if all the “best” gifts are gone? How will you explain the lack of Santa on Christmas? Hooray! Now you can actually purchase gifts that the kids will love, and that will last long […]
Can we talk about those “must have” gifts for the holiday season? You know, the ones that EVERYONE HAS TO HAVE OR CHRISTMAS IS RUINED FOREVER!!!!!!!!! I would like to make a suggestion: please stop it with the crazy.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You, dear parents, get to try and find a suitable gift for your child’s teacher(s). It’s hard, I get it. You want something meaningful, something useful, and something that doesn’t break the bank.
Bring on the cute turkey cut-outs, acrostic poems, and Pilgrim hats! It’s Thanksgiving season, and now is a great time to integrate learning in all sorts of ways. Check out these quick tips, for homeschool and classroom and just for fun!
Ugh…Halloween is on a Monday this year. And you know what that means.
Next week is Memorial Day. Most of the country will go to a local parade and then spend the day barbecuing with friends and family. This day is meant to honor those who have died in service to our country.
This month we will celebrate Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember those members of our armed forces who gave the last full measure of devotion for the United State by sacrificing their lives in service. Today, let’s learn about a historic and beautiful icon on Memorial Day, and America. Arlington National Cemetery
Ok, so I’m two days early, but this gives you time to prep your lessons, right? Here are some of my favorite teaching ideas for St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick’s Day is a super fun, easy holiday to celebrate in the classroom. It brings multiculturalism, color study (green, white, and orange), folklore (hello, leprechauns!), nature […]
So, Valentine’s Day is this weekend. And if your child is part of the PK-5 set, chances are that there will be a class “celebration” on Friday. Can I make a plea? Skip the Valentine’s Day candy, please!
Today is Giving Tuesday, a day devoted to charitable giving of all kinds and to all places. And the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is full of opportunities, both big and small, to give to others and give back to our communities or to a favorite cause.
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
Holidays are super fun. For almost every person and religion that I have encountered, these special times revolve around food, family, traditions, and community. Yet, we don’t take the time to honor or teach these very important aspects of life, or we focus on only one particular culture’s traditions. As teachers, and families, we can turn holidays into learning experiences.
You can visit colonial Plymouth, or Plimoth Plantation, circa 1627. How? Through the magic of virtual field trips.