Does this sound familiar: Screaming. Yelling. Tears. Bribery. Throwing. Slamming doors and broken pencils. And that’s just you. The child attempting to DO the homework is ten times worse. If every night is a pitched battle over homework, it’s time to find a solution. Setting up a dedicated homework zone is the first step in […]
“Kids, what is 5×4?” *blank stares* “Seriously, you definitely covered this last year! Doesn’t anyone know?” *more blank stares* Summer slide. It’s sooooo real, and teachers are always playing catch-up for the first month or so of school. Help your teacher and hire a tutor this summer!
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!
Lately, all over social media, I have seen parents griping about the amount of homework their children come home with daily. Hours of worksheets, spelling and independent reading assignments. All in the second grade. I’ve also seen parents complaining about the lack of homework. In my own classroom, I have parents who are DEMANDING that […]
If your child is learning to read, you need these websites. If you have a child who loves to read (or maybe doesn’t), you still need these websites! These are the BEST FREE reading websites, teacher tested and approved!
Holy crap! That math homework is H-A-R-D! The last time that you tried to do that kind of math, you were the same age as your kid. And equally lost. But your child need help, and you have no clue. Now what?
To homeschool or not to homeschool? This is the question.
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that science, or learning, takes any time off.
Sun, sand, and knowledge? You betcha! Learn at the beach!
Welcome to July! All the kids are out of school, and summer is heating up. With Independence Day just a few sleeps away, now is a great time to celebrate America, and summer!
Earlier this week, JJ Montanaro of USAA told us all about the value of opening savings accounts for children. Today, let’s talk about using money, checking, and savings as a real life math lesson.
School is out for summer! And the kids are ready for long days spent at camp, by the pool, or just doing nothing in front of a screen. Wait? What? Doing nothing? Have you heard of a little thing called “summer slide?”
Symbol of our country. Anthem that represents us at home and abroad. The Star Spangled Banner
When we hit the end of the year, everyone is just burned out. The kids have just endured endless high stakes testing prep and then can the actual tests. Teachers have been running on empty since Spring Break. But some learning still needs to happen. Because, you know, school. Here are some of my best […]
Keeping your kids motivated to read is super challenging. But there are tons of great (and often FREE) ways to grow a love of reading.