Bust out your sharpened number two pencils and put on your fancy clothes, because back to school time is here! With kids spending roughly 35 hours a week at school, it is important for parents to know what is happening in the classroom. Building a strong home and school connection is essential. Here are eight [...]
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This is one of my favorite times of year, the weather is cooling off, the garden is overflowing with tomatoes and the kids are dusting off backpacks in anticipation of school starting. Even our little ones have big transitions at this time of year, with beginning preschool or switching to new daycare. For many of [...]
Right now, you’re probably wondering what an “intentional classroom” is. The answer is a great environment to foster learning in your child. This research- and evidence-based approach to education is associated with greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and an improved school climate. In the intentional classroom, our curriculum links directly to assessment and lesson [...]
Written by: Barbara Hiatt It is said that parents can spend upwards of $700 per child during “Back to School” season every single year. Between new clothes, accessories, and school supplies, it can be enough to break the bank! If you’re getting your kids ready to head back to class, why not think outside the [...]
Be sure to take plenty of pictures of your little ones so you can capture exactly how they looked as they started the new 2015 school year. To help you add some flair to your photos, we have provided a plethora of stylish signs that kiddos can hold up to express what year of school [...]
How can you add more fun to your morning routine? No, it’s not drinking another cup of coffee. It’s listening to music! This playlist we compiled contains 11 kid-friendly (and parent-friendly) songs that will wake you up and make getting dressed, brushing teeth and cooking breakfast way more exciting for the fam. Bonus: if everyone [...]
Let your kiddos get their creative juices flowing by having them make their teacher a thoughtful gift for the first day of school. After all, those teachers will be in charge of a classroom full of energetic children for the next ten months. Now there’s no need to go out and buy a full spa [...]
Written by: Tésa Nicolanti As a tech blogger, I have tried out hundreds of apps and many of those have been for children. My kids have a tablet and while we regulate how much time they spend playing on it, I make sure to keep them full of educational apps for when they do. There [...]
Want to remind your little ones of how much they are loved? Or maybe you want to wish them a great school day. Whatever the message, we have an adorable note just for them: simply print out the PDF and cut out the note you want to leave. A sweet little message will put the [...]
When health reasons dictated that our family would transition to a gluten free household, I thought our days of eating “tasty” foods were over. I remember what it had been like when my dad was first diagnosed with Celiac disease seven years ago and had to go completely gluten free. It was really tough finding [...]