My boys have been looking forward to the Fourth of July since…well, the last Fourth of July! They love the excitement of the fireworks displays, and I love any summer day we can spend together! If you’re looking for some fun and simple ways to make your celebration memorable, here are a few ideas! (Read more about The Power of the Memorable Scene .) [Read more…]
Before too long, the school doors will fly open and our children will pour out, bubbling over with the excitement of summer vacation. I’m featured over at The Organized Parent with a few ideas for kicking off the start of this highly anticipated time of year. Check out the full post at The Organized Parent!
Mother’s Day is around the corner here in the United States, and whether you’re looking for a project to do on a grand scale with an entire class, or something simple you can create with your own little ones around the kitchen table, there are plenty of ideas to find around the blogosphere. [Read more…]
Having been a teacher, I’ve had several friends ask for suggestions when it comes to giving gifts to teachers. Whether it’s for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11) or for the end of the year, many people wonder just how to say thanks for the hours teachers have put into inspiring their kids.
It’s no secret that I’ve long had a love for all things Seuss. As a child, as a teenager, as a teacher, as a mom. I have just always loved those books! (In fact, here’s a piece of trivia for you. In my high school it was tradition to decorate the top of your cap for gradutaion. My artistic older brother gave me one of the best graduation presents by doing a perfect ink drawing of the Cat in the Hat on mine! So there’s the proof. I’ve always been a Seuss-ophile!)
I find it interesting, given the interesting discussion on praise that we just had, that Valentine’s Day is creeping around the corner. It may seem unrelated to some, but in my mind if there is one thing that is an even more powerful reinforcer for children than praise it is love. Pure, unconditional love. That can be shown through the words you say, the actions you take, and the time you spend together.
Welcome Back! I hope you all enjoyed a nice break during the holidays. I know I certainly did. Taking a break to focus on my family was well-appreciated, though I’ve begun to crave this outlet for processing my thoughts and getting them down into print. And I’ve missed hearing your thoughts as well.