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The Truth Behind Presidents’ Day

Posted on: Thursday, February 13th, 2014 in Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, History, Holiday, Honesty, President's Day

On February 17th we will be celebrating Presidents’ Day.  I have always assumed that the third Monday in February was not just a day to partake in great sales events, but to honor the memory of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  While … read more »

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The joy of sharing a day with others.

Posted on: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 in Building Character, Community Service, Conversation with kids, Day of Service, Family Activities, Holiday, Martin Luther King Day, parent involvement, Technology and kids

Last week I blogged about the MLK day of service. I suggested visiting a senior citizen’s facility.  This is reminiscent of a visit we made two years ago along with one of our grandsons.  This is how it happened. Our … read more »

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Martin Luther King Day – A Day of Service

Posted on: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 in Activities for kids, Black History, Building Character, Community Service, Conversation with kids, Day of Service, Martin Luther King Day, parent involvement

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?”  Each year, Americans all across our country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their … read more »

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Some Tasty Thanksgiving Day Facts for the Kids to Gobble Up!

Posted on: Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, fall, Holiday, parent involvement, Seasons, Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just a week away, everyone is getting ready for the big day.  Schools have been teaching kids about the pilgrims, the Mayflower, Plymouth Rock and, of course, turkey.  But, there’s more to this holiday than what the kids … read more »

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American Education Week and 10 Tips for Parents.

Posted on: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 in Activities for kids, American Education Week, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, parent involvement, Parent/Teacher communication

This year we celebrate American Education Week the week of November 18 – 22.  American Education Week presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every … read more »

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Kids Activities for Veteran’s Day

Posted on: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 in Activities for kids, American Flag, Conversation with kids, History, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Veterans Day

This year Veterans Day is on a Monday, November 11th to be exact. Wow – a three day holiday for so many of us! . No doubt the thought of a long weekend is something to look forward to – … read more »

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Some Pre-Halloween Fun for the Kids.

Posted on: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 in Family Activities, Games, Halloween, Holiday, parent involvement, Word Search

Just two more days until Halloween.  By now most of the costumes are ready to wear and the treats are waiting to be given out to all the trick or treaters. Our treat for the kids is a “tricky” word … read more »

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Some Tips For Reading With Your Kids

Posted on: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Halloween, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Reading with kids

I’m sure we don’t have to tell you that Halloween is rapidly approaching.  Today we thought we would conjure up some  different thoughts on how to read with the kids. Reading together does not necessarily mean that you sit together … read more »

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Fun Facts about July.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 in 4th of July, Activities for kids, Kids doing Research, Monthly Celebrations, parent involvement

July is just days away.  Everyone is getting ready to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day.  Parades, picnics and amazing fireworks are just some of the things that we are looking forward to, but, how about the rest of the month?  … read more »

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Some not so well known June holidays.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 in Holiday, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Summer, talking to kids

June is almost here.  It’s time to think about summer vacation, warm weather, relaxing days, and traditional holidays that lend themselves to family gatherings like Father’s Day on June16th.  There’s also Flag Day, June 14th, a good learning opportunity for … read more »

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