All Blog Posts Tagged 'school' (303)

Isn't there a better way? A rant on standardized testing...

     In the newspaper today the MCAS results are listed, every school and the percentage of children who scored "proficient" or above. (MCAS is the required standardized in Massachusetts.) On the top of the page are the schools who had the highest percentage of children deemed "advanced" - and the lowest. I've never been a fan of standardized tests, but this is the first time it has really bothered me to see these numbers. All this…

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Added by Emma Craig on September 21, 2013 at 7:19am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to myself.  *itch*  *scratch* *sniff*

** Erectile dysfunction commercials make me really…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 13, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Preschool Teaching Tools For Toddlers

Last week, we made the decision to withdraw my son from daycare.  I am sure that he will miss  his friends at daycare; however, he will get plenty of social interaction several times a week at church.  He is excited that he is going to be able to spend all of his time with mommy.  I asked him if he wanted to go to “Mommy’s Preschool” and he…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 3, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** The first week of back-to-school mornings are nuttier than squirrel poop.

** Nobody appreciates bedtime more than a parent.

** Mom guilt sucker punches me…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 30, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments

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Summer is quickly coming to an end and the kids will soon be back in school. We think Momma needs

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Added by Polly Workinger on August 23, 2013 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Have you Checked Out the BIRCHBOX Limited Edition Box?

Wishlist Wednesday: Limited Edition BirchBox

Talk about deals! Birch Box is offering this limited edition box. The Birch Box team created this box in honor of the girl who's heading back to school, does this qualify if I am starting my online MBA course? I think it does! I am new monthly…
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Added by Miss Worrell on August 23, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Choosing the Right Backpack Can Greatly Reduce the Risks of Long-Term Health Problems or Injuries

Is your child’s backpack too heavy, bulky, or about to burst at the seams because your child is constantly stuffing all of their school supplies, textbooks, library books, lunch boxes, and other personal belongings into their backpack?  A heavy backpack can cause long-term health problems or injuries.  Over the last few years, more children are…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 22, 2013 at 10:55pm — No Comments

The Big T Coastal $250 Cash Giveaway – Ends 9/15/13

 
Could you use some extra cash?  Check out this awesome $250 cash giveaway.  A big thank you to Big T Coastal for sponsoring this huge cash giveaway to support Voiceboks Back to School Social Party.  *Please share this giveaway with your friends and family members.* 
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Added by Christy Garrett on August 22, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments

Backpack Misuse Can Lead to Long-Term Health Problems or Injuries

As your kids are heading back to school and stuffing their backpack full of school supplies and books, it is important for parents to make sure that their backpack isn’t too heavy.  Did you know that most children carry their backpack improperly? Misusing a backpack and wearing it improperly can lead to long-term health problems or injuries.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 21, 2013 at 12:37am — No Comments

The Mommy Masters® August Parenting Tip (Back to School Edition):

Back to school is here (where did the summer go?) and it’s time to prepare ourselves and our kids.  Here are some great back to school tips that will help for an easier transition for everyone in your family:

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  •  Talk to your child regarding his feelings about the first day of school and don’t dismiss his emotions.  It might seem natural to respond with, “You have nothing to be nervous about, don’t be silly”, however your child is clearly…
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Added by Ellie Hirsch on August 18, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** The reinforcements are apparently not showing up any time soon.

** If I had a dollar for every time I've answered the "Why do I HAVE to take a shower?"…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 16, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Learn How to Keep Your Child From Losing Their Belongings – 4 Ways to Label Your Child’s Back to School Gear

I can’t believe that school will be starting soon and in some areas classes have already started.  It is crazy to think about who fast this summer has gone by.  Last weekend I decided to take advantage of tax free weekend and I bought my children most of the items that they will need on the first day of school.  I also bought extra basic…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 15, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Eavesdropping: One of the Few Benefits of Driving Carpool

When I'm driving around a carpool of screaming ten-year-old girls, it's sometimes hard not to wanna drive the car straight into Lake Michigan.  Seriously, these girls are capable of some severe damage to one's hearing (not to mention one's sanity).  However, one of the benefits of driving them around is that I get to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 7, 2013 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Finding Quality Before and After School Childcare Options

As the new school year is quickly approaching, parents are often scrambling to get their child ready for the start of a new school year.  If your child is starting school in a few weeks, now is the time to start looking for your child before and after school care.  There are plenty of options when it comes to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 1, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Learn My Secret Tip To Save Your Family Money On School Supplies

I can’t believe that summer is almost over with and my kids will be heading back to school in less than a month.  It seems like this summer has flown by.  I have enjoyed having my kids at home with me so that I could spend some extra time with them.  A few weeks ago, I noticed that the stores were already stocking the aisles with…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 31, 2013 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** The revolving door of kids, dirt, and craziness must mean it's FINALLY Summer.

** Moms should get a cut of all lemonade stand profits.

** And somebody totally…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 14, 2013 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Road Trip!

It was a simple quest.



Andrew and I were going to take a relatively quick 5 1/2 hour road trip to the Capital District so we could get India from college for the summer. 



But someone had decided her van wouldn't make the 30° grade of the Driveway From Hell over the winter and parked it. Not in the barn on the hill, where it would be protected. Nooo.  I parked her in the driveway and let her sit - under 3 feet of snow…

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Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on May 21, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Mother's Day should really be Mother's Weekend.

** My brain is on MAJOR end-of-the-school-year overload.

** Warm weather just makes ya wanna eat ice…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 17, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

Remember Cross Country USA and other old games?

For years I have been thinking about the games I used to play in elementary school. The games were grainy, and kind of slow...but that didn't matter because they were still so much fun. Then fast forward to today, I saw my brother in law watching a game on his Ipad and it wasn't until I saw a triangle appear on the screen that I realized he wasn't watching a game, he was playing a game. Technology has come so far! Our children…

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Added by Ronda on April 21, 2013 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Remember Cross Country USA and other old games?

For years I have been thinking about the games I used to play in elementary school. The games were grainy, and kind of slow...but that didn't matter because they were still so much fun. Then fast forward to today, I saw my brother in law watching a game on his Ipad and it wasn't until I saw a triangle appear on the screen that I realized he wasn't watching a game, he was playing a game. Technology has come so far! Our children…

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Added by Ronda on April 21, 2013 at 11:01pm — No Comments

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