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 […]
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!
The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about what mementoes and tokens you want to give to your teacher. But let’s be real: you don’t want to spend a fortune or give something the teacher won’t appreciate.
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
April showers may or may not be in your part of the world, but spring is starting to feel more spring-like for sure! April is Poetry Month!
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 […]
Today is a day for us to play with words that often are fun to say. Like Lorax, Cindy Loo Hoo, and all of the other ones, too! It’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday today!
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!
It’s (almost) Winter Break! That glorious week plus reprieve from school for kids, and added entertaining responsibilities for parents. Teachers will tell you that kids will forget a few things over winter break, but there are easy ways to keep learning over winter break.
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.
Games. Only useful for indoor recess and those endless days before a school vacation, right? Wrong.
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.