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Teacher Appreciation Week – 2014

Posted on: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, talking to kids, Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation week is May 5th- May 9th.  Encourage your kids to say thank you to a teacher that made a difference.  A note, drawing or a hug is all that it would take to make a special teacher’s day. … read more »

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Different Ways for Your Kids to Say “Thank You” for Gifts.

Posted on: Thursday, December 19th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Holiday, parent involvement, talking to kids, Writing

T’is the season for gift giving.  What could be better than having your kids send a thank-you message to their generous relatives or friends?  Imagine how happy the thoughtful gift givers would feel when they get your child’s message.  Imagine … read more »

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Back to School – Going to a New School?

Posted on: Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Back to School, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, parent involvement, talking to kids

Beginning a new school year is exciting for most kids.  They’re happy to see their friends and hopefully looking forward to another year of learning.  But if you are among the countless families that have moved to a new area, … 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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Memorial Day. A time to have fun and a time to remember.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Memorial Day, parent involvement, talking to kids

Memorial Day weekend is just 4 days away – summer time is about to begin!  We hope for sunny weather, barbecues and family picnics.  Since many of our kids do not realize what Memorial Day is, besides time for families … read more »

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In the month of May, did you know?

Posted on: Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 in Activities for kids, talking to kids

Flowers in bloom, kids in shorts, baseballs flying – May is here!  So many interesting events occur this month, and I have decided to share a nontraditional list in this week’s blog. Did you know ???? May 1     … read more »

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Teacher Appreciation Day 2013.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, parent involvement, talking to kids, Teacher Appreciation Day, Teacher involvement

Teacher Appreciation Day occurs on May 7th.  Across our country students and parents are being encouraged to recognize teachers by saying thank you, to any teachers that may have touched their lives. Today I would like to share the best ever … read more »

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Some interesting facts to tell your kids about the month of March.

Posted on: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 in Seasons, spring, talking to kids

March has arrived and we are officially just a few weeks away from the first day of spring, March 20th.  So in eager anticipation of this I decided to do a little research and find out what else we celebrate … read more »

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If it’s spring, it must be “standardized testing” time again.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 in parent involvement, spring, Standardized Testing, talking to kids

With the coming of spring we think of “March Madness”, milder weather, the return of the birds from their winter vacation spots and, lest we forget, standardized testing.  Today’s blog has some suggestions for how you can help your kids … read more »

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Presidents’ Day or Washington’s Birthday, which is it?

Posted on: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 in Abraham Lincoln, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, George Washington, History, President's Day, Reading, talking to kids

Presidents’ Day will be celebrated on Feb 18th – AND today in fairness to “Honest Abe”, it’s time to set the record straight. On February 18th we will be celebrating Presidents’ Day.  I have always assumed that the third Monday in … read more »

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