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15 Holidays / Family Celebrations With The One Must-Do Activity For Each

It’s so important to recognize holidays and other special occasions, but between gifts, decorations, food, family, and everyday life, things can get a little overwhelming.  Here is a list of holidays / celebrations along with 1 simple activity that is … Continue reading

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Simple Rules For An ESL Classroom

Establishing rules or guidelines for the behavior you expect at school (or at home) is imperative.  Setting clear expectations, lets students know what is okay and what is not. Ideally, you want to establish rules early and reference them often. … Continue reading

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The Best Non-Edible Birthday Favors Your Child Can Bring To School

Children feel proud and excited when they get to share their birthday with their school friends.  Bringing birthday treats into school is nice a tradition that encourages students to share and think of others.  When I was a student, it was … Continue reading

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Get ‘Em Talking: Questions To Ask Your Kids After School

No, we did not, in fact, do nothing today in school.  As a teacher, I know intimately well that this response is not true, but how do you get your kids to volunteer information? Well, first of all, sometimes they … Continue reading

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Best Kids’ Birthday Party Themes: 7 Great Ideas

Between theme units, school parties, and my 27 years of celebrations, I’ve learned the importance of a theme.  You want something that is fun and versatile but also easy and accessible.  When it comes to kids’ parties, themes can be tricky; … Continue reading

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How To Leave Your Child At Preschool

I’ve seen hundreds of children dropped off and picked up from school and preschool hundreds of times.  Some parents do it right; some do it wrong.  Here are 4 steps to ease the process. 1.  Prepare your child and yourself. … Continue reading

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4 Chalkboard Projects You Should Avoid

Chalkboard paint is all the rage, and it is a great product.  However, having spent time in a classroom with a chalkboard, I can see that some of the suggested uses are better in theory than in reality.  Here are … Continue reading

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