Teachers, always asking for those pesky school supplies! And with good reason, too. After all, kids use things up quickly. Just look at your own at-home stash of stickers and crayons. It’s like elves come and steal them away in the night. Or the children actually eat the craft supplies. If you want to get […]
At this stage in the game, almost ever single elementary school (or at least the ones that I have taught in) have “Meet the Teacher Day” right before Back to School. Go.
AHHHH! It’s August! When did this happen? And where did summer go?
No, this isn’t going to be one of those posts that try to guilt you into making adorable animal cupcakes from scratch with homemade organic fondant and vegan buttercream frosting. This isn’t that kind of blog.
Get more out of the K-12 school experience with these parent rights in schools that you didn’t even know you had!
We are military families. We move. A lot. And everything is fine, kind of, when it’s just you and your spouse and maybe a dog/cat/goldfish. But now you have kids, and they go to school. So your military moves have taken on a WHOLE new dimension: which district has the BEST schools.
Getting the kids dressed, fed, and out the door in a reasonable time can be tough, especially when you and your spouse also need to prep for the work day. However, there are definitely ways to optimize your morning routine.
Find out how with my best school day morning routine, parents edition!
Learn the best tips and tricks for your best school communication, as a parent!
It’s the latest thing in education. Chances are that your child’s teacher has been talking about SMART goals all year long. You see the signs and charts all over classrooms and schools. So you nod your head. You act like you know all about it. All the while you are inwardly scratching your head, confused […]
So snuggle up, grab the popcorn, and cue up the DVD player. Here are my TOP children’s and classic books that were made into movies.
Time is tight for everyone, but especially for busy parents. I know, I am one! But we should all try to make an effort to be involved with your child’s school and classroom as often as possible. Why? Well, let me tell you all about it!
It’s no joke: deployments suck. Suddenly a two parent house is a one parent show, the kids miss their deployed mom or dad, and learning can suffer. But you can use a deployment to help your children learn new skills and build global knowledge.
These are some of the best questions I have been asked during a conference, and questions I wish I had been asked.
Kids who read, alone or with a parent, from a young age develop into incredibly smart humans. Smart humans are a great thing.
So, given the fact that I assign minimal homework at best, you might think that I am anti-homework. False, I think homework is super valuable as a teaching and learning tool. Here’s Why I Still Assign Homework