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How to Keep Your Kids Focused and Engaged

How to Keep Your Kids Focused and Engaged

Keeping your kids focused and engaged in their school work isn’t an easy feat to accomplish.  However, with a few mindful activities and a little planning on your part, your kids will be begging to do school and wondering what…

How To Teach Vocabulary {Fall Edition}

How To Teach Vocabulary {Fall Edition}

Long gone are the days of getting out a dictionary and writing down the definitions for vocabulary instruction.   I’m really not sure what that taught us, other than hating to write down definitions. I can remember a time when…

9 Surprising Ways Puppets Are the Most Valuable Tool In A Teacher’s Bag of Tricks

For Pixie’s 3rd birthday, my husband made a fun, versatile  puppet theater for her to enjoy.  It sat in our “no toys allowed” sitting room for several months, barely getting any use.  During Advent, I started reading selected bits of…

Kindergarten Math-Beginning Addition and Subtraction

In preparing my upcoming Kindergarteners for the fall, I thought it best to go ahead and start pouring the foundation for adding and subtraction.  And when beginning with any type of lesson it is always best to provide real experiences.…

Insights From My Reader Survey and What They Mean for You

Last week I posted my Reader Survey.  The results from this survey will not only benefit me, but will ultimately benefit you, by helping me improve the content I create.   If I were to boil the results down to a “reader’s profile”…