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Thank you for the gifts!

Posted on: Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 in Holiday, parent involvement, Writing

Give a gift – get a gift, what could be better than having your children send a thank you note to grandmom or grandpop, or other thoughtful family members and friends who helped to make the holiday season especially happy for your kids?  Imagine … read more »

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Thanksgiving Book Selections – 11/23/11

Posted on: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 in Book List, Book recommendations, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only a day away but there’s still time to read some good Thanksgiving stories before everyone focuses on the upcoming holiday season.  Here are a few of my favorites. Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilky is … read more »

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Thanksgiving Day Facts to Gobble Up!

Posted on: Monday, November 21st, 2011 in Holiday, parent involvement, Thanksgiving

Most kids in America learn about Thanksgiving both at home and at school.  They learn about the pilgrims, the Mayflower, Plymouth Rock and turkey.  For this week’s blog I’ve listed some lesser known facts about Thanksgiving.  I hope that you … read more »

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Kids Excuses Book Selections – 11/17/11

Posted on: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 in Book List, Book recommendations, Excuses, Homework Excuses, Listening to kids, parent involvement

Excuses probably go back as far as Ogg the caveman when he said he couldn’t get the saber tooth tiger because the sun got in his eyes.  Well, maybe not, but it sounds like a good excuse.  As I said … read more »

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The Dog Ate My Homework – Really!

Posted on: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 in Homework, Homework Excuses, parent involvement

Being a teacher, the excuses that I’ve heard over the years explaining why homework wasn’t completed are priceless.  I always listen patiently and quietly.  Most times I’m impressed by the creativity of the tale that I’m listening to and of … read more »

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Veterans day activities for the kids

Posted on: Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 in American Flag, History, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Veterans Day

Veterans Day is on Friday and many of our kids will have the day off from school.  Since it’s a public holiday, some parents may also have the day off.  I know that the kids are excited because they don’t … read more »

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Kids Jokes Book Selections – 11/03/11

Posted on: Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 in Book List, Book recommendations, Joke, Reading

Everyone loves to laugh, especially kids.  As parents it’s wonderful to watch them develop their sense of humor.  One day they look at you when you tell them a joke and they have no idea what you’re talking about.  The … read more »

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Balancing the use of technology for kids

Posted on: Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 in Dennis the Menace, parent involvement, Technology for kids

Recently I’ve mentioned certain comics that provide “pearls of wisdom” and the impact that they have made on me as a teacher.  Just the other day I read a Dennis the Menace cartoon, written by Hank Ketchum and it gave me … read more »

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