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Ideas for the Kids for a Spring Break Sleepover

Posted on: Thursday, March 27th, 2014 in Activities for kids, Family Activities, Games, imagination and play, Kid's imagination, parent involvement, spring, Spring break for kids

Of course its spring – snow is in the forecast!  Being the eternal optimist I am ignoring the forecast and celebrating the extended daylight and thinking about Spring Break.  Some families may be going on vacation, but many of us … read more »

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Have the Kids Help Select Vegetables to Plant in the Garden.

Posted on: Thursday, March 20th, 2014 in Activities for kids, Gardening, Gardening for kids, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Planting, Reading, spring

Two days until the official start of spring and yet more snow arrived last night.  Enough is enough!!  I decided that eventually we will smell the roses and decided to think about a garden.  I gathered my available grandkids, via … read more »

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Why Should Parents Prepare their Children for Standardized Testing?

Posted on: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 in Conversation with kids, parent involvement, Standardized Testing

Since the beginning of the 21st century standardized test scores have become particularly important.  Too many of our nation’s students were struggling and not performing as well as their peers in other countries.  In an effort to turn things around, George … read more »

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