I have to say we enjoy our time in the library as much as we enjoy the books we check out to read at home. Next time you’re in need of a time-filler, or even a Friday night activity hit up your local library. Find a cozy corner with a stack of books and just read! Then get another stack to check out and take home with you. So many books, so little time!! Happy reading!
This is the first year in many years that I’ve had a child at the public school. 5 are at home with me, being homeschooled, but my 8th and 10th grader are now attending the public school, and it’s going great. I love homeschooling, but it’s also been a perfect time for both of the oldest to transition. A lot of things are new to me, such as having to think about their bodies being fed, outside of the home. Most of the time they eat school lunch, but they’re already getting burned out and have been itching for something new, or something from home. So, I’ve been looking into making lunches for them, at least for some of the days, and I’ve found some awesome top-rated school lunch products that I’ve been contemplating.
There are lots of ideas online of ways to ask to school dances, but what about ways to ANSWER to school dances?? ‘Or so she says…’ to the rescue! My oldest son is a sophomore and just got asked to his first school dance, the Fall Ball. The girl that asked him did it in such a cute way. Now, it’s his turn to answer. It sounds like the ‘answering’ part isn’t a tradition in all states, from what I’ve gathered. But, it definitely is a tradition here in Utah. Simply saying ‘yes’ is way too boring. It needs to be clever and fun, and we’ve had lots of fun coming up with these 25 creative ways to answer to school dances.
Do you take photos of your kids on their first and last day of school? It’s fun to see how much our kids grow from the first day of school and last day of school, but have you ever tracked their writing and drawing growth? I had one of my kid’s teachers do this and I thought it was so fun to see just how much they’ve learned during the year.
My kindergartner is just starting to learn math facts. So far she is doing really well and has caught on quickly. I thought it would be fun to create a math fact sheet centering around Valentine’s Day. So cupid counting was created. I wanted to create something that could be used over and over again and help understanding the various combinations in adding up to different numbers.
It’s a good time of the school year to check in with your kids. How are they adjusting to the new year of school work? How are things going with friends? How are their study habits? For us, it’s been just long enough to get familiar with the new schedule but still early enough that there is plenty of time for adjustments to prepare our kids for success at school! Reviewing these twelve habits and techniques can ensure that your student is adapting to the rigors of the school year.
Hello all, it’s Sierra joining you again! “Back to school” season is upon us! I have a preschooler this year, who I’ve decided to home school and I’ve been preparing some lesson plans and fun learning games for him to play. Today I’m sharing a cute cookie game you can play with your own preschooler! There are so many ways you can play the game and it’s a great way for your child to learn their letters and numbers in the process!
t’s just about time for the kids to head back to school—if they haven’t already started! From meeting the teachers, to checking out textbooks for the year, to shopping for school supplies, I’m spending a lot of time thinking about learning and study. I recently ran into a great article with seven learning strategies used by kids and how they can help everyone learn better. I love the idea of incorporating childlike learning strategies into lifelong learning, but as I was pondering how to adopt some of these skills into my life, I realized that each of the seven strategies could revitalize scripture study as well!
I absolutely love how curious kids are by nature. When they are little everything is so fascinating and exciting! That is why I love the activity I’m sharing with you today. It teaches color mixing in a hands-on and “magical” way that my kiddo couldn’t get enough of.
Now let me give you a little warning up front. This activity can be messy, but with the right preparation, it’s really not too bad. Besides, I think that kids should get to make a mess once in a while. It’s more fun that way, right?
Lately, we’ve been all about practicing rhyming at our house. Ever since my preschooler started to get the hang of what it is, she constantly wants to rhyme. So I thought it might be fun to put her rhyming skills to work with a Pirate Treasure Hunt. Today I’m sharing all the details of what I did for our treasure hunt, including a printable with all of my piratey clues.
For my family, get togethers either include the mountains or a pool. But I’ll take either. I also love doing fun activities with the kids for holidays to make special memories. Entertain the kids at your 4th of July get together with this fun free printable 4th of July word search.
Today I’m going to share with you some of our favorite educational apps as well as some that come highly recommended by reviewers. MOST of these apps are free to install but some do charge for expansions. I’ll try to include a good mix of apps for both Android and Apple users and my best guess for the age ranges.