I’ve been thinking a lot about this school year both as a teacher, as a wife of another teacher, and as a mom. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to say to other parents to prepare...
What do you see when you look at this picture? It’s a celebratory birthday drink! Lovely kitchen. Huge smile. A woman who has her act together. It’s exactly what I wanted the picture to look like. It was perfectly...
It seems like every spring and summer we have quite the run with severe weather. With Midwest weather varying from hail to heatstroke to tornadoes to typhoons (ok, just kidding, but the alliteration sounded good) it's important to know...
Do you know what our teachers and administrators are doing right now? Working ALL.THE.TIME. The beauty of technology is that during a health crisis, our educational system can still deliver quality curriculum right into our homes. The downside of...
So you have found yourself an accidental Coronavirus Homeschooler! I would venture to guess that you are a fabulous mom and are well positioned to homeschool your kids any time, even during a national crises such as the Coronavirus...
After reading about the Amazon forest ferocious deforestation, the Siberian forest on fire, the melting of the Permafrost, the isles of plastic in the oceans , I am having trouble falling asleep.  I start thinking of my four little...
Cheating in school is nothing new. I’m sure many of us can recall a time when we heard about some kids cheating in school (not any of us, of course) and maybe they got away with it, or maybe...
One of my favorite school family evenings of the year is the Cultural Carnival. This community cultural night  celebrates the rich diversity at our elementary school and teaches our kids about other cultures.  This past year ten countries were represented...
August Book Bingo reading fun

AUGUST BOOK BINGO

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Our library reading program is over. School is gearing up to start at the end of the month. But I don't want my kids to quit their momentum in their reading. I created this Book Bingo for the month...

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Super Bowl Bingo (for people not super into football!)

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There's a big game on today! You may not be super into football or even the Super Bowl but chances are it will be...

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