In my nightmares, I am sitting at a too-small desk, faced with a series of computations. I have to solve for x...but I have no idea how to do the work.…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 16, 2014 at 6:28am —
The TCAP standardized tests (aka the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program) have finally wrapped up for the school year.
Have you seen the clip from the Stephen Colbert's Report yet? (You can find it here.) Kind of sums up how I feel about Common Core and the testing procedures. He just doesn't swear as much as I do when I talk about them. Because they are completely &#$*%@*… Continue
Added by Dawn K Rutt on May 9, 2014 at 3:00pm —
My son has been in school since he was 6 weeks old - not daycare, but a school with curriculum and accreditation and the works. Sure it was all fun and games as he focused his young energy on learning how to walk and talk, but once he hit the age of two, the homework started.…
Added by Lauren Markman on April 8, 2014 at 6:26am —
Did you know that you can teach your child how to sort by color without spending a ton of money? Look around your house and you can easily find a wide variety of items that you can use to teach your child their colors. For example you can use cereal, gummy bears, articles of clothing, blocks, construction paper, and a variety of other object around… Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:02pm —
It will start with three jars.
The first jar will be spending money - for candy and small toys that fall into the "want it now" category.
The second jar will be saving money and we'll stick a picture of whatever he is saving up for on the… Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 28, 2014 at 6:38am —
GIVE ME A CALL SOMETIME!
Those pleasantries that we all learn as we get older. Those short pat answers and replies that flow off of our tongues. Right about now you may be wondering what I am talking about and are about to move on to the next post but I ask you to continue reading, you will see yourself soon or maybe you won’t.
Scene one: Someone has received bad news, it may be health related or…
Added by Cindi Walton on December 31, 2013 at 10:37am —
Added by Cindi Walton on November 20, 2013 at 11:21am —
My son loves his school. In an affectionate, nurturing environment, he learns socialization skills, masters safety scissors and learns insanely adorable songs. Because of the amazing teachers at his school, he can tell me who Johnny Appleseed is, can identify all his continents on a map, and gets plenty of exercise. We do his homework together every week to strengthen the concepts he learns there. I love his school and his fearless… Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 19, 2013 at 6:45am —
Come visit Mama's Blissful Bites (MBB) for more toddler and preschooler activities!
There is something magical about magnets. How they draw to each other, how they fly in fast, the clang they make when… Continue
Added by Amber Poole on September 27, 2013 at 7:25am —
For many parents the new school year also means the return of a familiar question, followed by what I will call “The Homework Power Struggle”. It starts off something like this…”Did you do your Homework?”….”I don’t have any homework!” AAAAAAAAAAAH!!!! You know they have homework or at least something to study besides the text messages coming in every 5… Continue
Added by Gabriella Lassiter on September 21, 2013 at 11:30am —
Emergent literacy and early reading are incredibly important to the future literacy success of student. The skills and habits they form from birth through about 8 years old are the most crucial to their future learning, so it is an important time to expose students to books and… Continue
Added by Valerie Tyler on June 18, 2013 at 7:09pm —
I can’t believe that my daughter is old enough to get her drivers license already, it seems like yesterday that I was bringing her home from the hospital. The time has flown by quickly and she is turning into a beautiful young lady. My daughter was born with a bilateral hearing loss and wears a cochlear… Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2013 at 2:33pm —
Since the day I am "addicted" to Sudoku, I have downloaded the free games in my "not-so-smart" handphone... at least now I know how to pass time without feeling bored, "impatient", stressful, distracting me from all these anxieties... hahaha...
How addicted am I? Well... morning and evening "business" allows me to use my brain for at least 15 minutes and I don't smell anything "stenchy" when my grey cells are at work! hahahaa... Gross?…
Added by Reanaclaire on December 17, 2012 at 9:05am —
Terrific Tuesday - it is terrific to raise the bar with continuing education.
Each Terrific Tuesday throughout the month of October, this blog will explore the idea of raising the bar, of getting better at something. Last week we looked at raising the bar as an entrepreneur. In upcoming articles we will look at raising the bar:
in relationships - personal and private
discipline at home and…
Added by Janeane Davis on October 9, 2012 at 7:23am —
Millions of children are sexually abused every year. Follow these 6 tips to keep your kids safe.
have read two powerful articles about child sexual abuse this week. Evolutionary Parenting published an article written by Anonymous about the power of our words and the effects they have when we find out that someone is sexually abusing our child ... you should check it out. The words are… Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:24pm —
As we get ready for the return of school, it's important to remember the role that teachers play.
I have the wonderful opportunity of having many educators in my life. Several of my dearest friends are educators. Many of my colleagues work in the school setting. I knew at an early age that education would be important in my own life and pursued an education undergraduate degree. Although, I have never been a “teacher” in a classroom filled with kids, I have been an… Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:06pm —
Back To School Shopping And The Bento Lunchbox!
It's about that time again... Back to school shopping has officially begun. Of course, one of the first things my daughter's are interested in looking for are a new backpack and lunchbox. After hearing about the Bento Box over and over again from friends and the media, I decided to find out what the hype was all… Continue
Added by Shivani Cotter on July 19, 2012 at 6:06pm —
Mommy wars were originally the stomping ground of the working in the home mom versus the working out of the home mom. Now most people understand no matter how you slice it, it's ALL WORK! Why bother fighting over who does what best. In my world it goes something like this, I'll make the cupcakes(disclaimer below) and you do the spread sheet. Before Excel, carpools went something like this, hey if you drive Monday, I'll drive Thursday? I can read a spreadsheet, just don't ask me to write it… Continue
Added by Sydney Proctor on July 19, 2012 at 9:00am —
About a year ago I wrote this post about how to make the most out of your school volunteer efforts. D2 wasn't enrolled in pre-school yet, so… Continue
Added by Portia Mount on May 30, 2012 at 2:53pm —
You might think that as a former teacher, mother, and orphanage volunteer, I would fully embrace the concept of “it takes a village”.
I don’t. I like helping others – that’s easy.
My problem lies in receiving. This does not apply to receiving support from my generous family, at that, I’m… Continue
Added by Kimberly Moore on March 19, 2012 at 4:51am —