This is a story by a male kindergarten teacher … A strange thing happened to me the other day. A few blocks from school I was meeting friends for coffee and a woman at a nearby table overheard me talking about my work. “That’s soooooo cute,” she said, waving her friend over. “He’s a kindergarten […]
If you have kids, late July, August and early September represents over summer ending, cooler weather and fall foliage. School begins one time again for millions of kids across the country. Getting your kid prepared, irrespective of whether they are in Kindergarten or a senior in high school, is a must. Here are some tips […]
My favorite first-day-of-school activities aren’t particularly unique or creative. They are intended only for fun and to be helpful to me as I get to know my new students. Let’s jump right into our first circle activity. My name is _____, and if I were an animal I’d be a _____ because…. I demonstrate for […]
If you’ve made the decision to home school your children, you’re probably wondering “Now what? Where do I start?” Here are some tips to get you going down the right path to home education: Contact your state’s home group; find them by doing an internet search for “Your State” and the phrase “home schooling”. Find the local home […]
Although it’s still Winter for most of us, there’s already a lot stuff on the site for the Spring theme: Spring worksheets and downloads Spring arts and crafts ideas Spring lesson plans Enjoy!
Did you know that you can do homeschooling for free? It takes a bit of creativity and planning on the behalf of parents, but it can be done! Of course, nothing is absolutely free – you’ll still need materials like pens, pencils and art supplies. But you don’t have to spend a fortune on books and materials […]
Dealing with children who have anger issues may be challenging, and it needs thought & imagination. A child’s mind is normally not developed to deal with intense feelings of anger. They cope with these emotions in their own childlike manner which usually involves acting out or throwing a tantrum. Unaware of the specifics which cause […]