All Blog Posts Tagged 'school' (304)

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

Plugging in when your middle-schooler wants to cut the cord

I'm always looking for opportunities to stay involved in my son's educational experience, which has gotten a little trickier since he moved up to middle school.  In elementary school, there were more ways for me to feel plugged in to his experience, as well as to engage with teachers and staff.   Now there are no more apple picking trips, family dance…

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Added by Rebecca Rodriguez-Brea on April 10, 2013 at 8:20am — No Comments

The Birds, the Bees & Bye Bye Birdie

Last week we went to see the 7th & 8th grade production of Bye Bye Birdie at my son’s middle school.  I am particularly fond of this piece because, back in the day, I was one of the “screaming girls” in my 8th grade’s production of the musical.  I…

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Added by Rebecca Rodriguez-Brea on April 10, 2013 at 8:14am — No Comments

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Added by Sheila English on March 13, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Children’s Author Starr Burgess

Starr Burgess worked as an elementary teacher and school counselor for a total of seven years. She has a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. Starr is busy working on her second children’s book: Counselor Dynamite Befuddles the Bullyville Crew. She currently resides with her husband, Clyde, and their daughter in Pflugerville, TX.

Tell us a little about your main character, Counselor Dynamite, and what makes her…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 3, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Living next door to construction is like having an earthquake as your neighbor.

** I don't know who's more excited when there's no homework -- the kids or me.

** Danica Patrick "pole position" jokes are plentiful when my husband's around.

** I'm not sure whether to feel flattered or offended that everybody seems to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 22, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

Love That Lunch Duty

When I was working in our local school district, I had “lunch duty” each day.  Basically that meant helping the other two teachers make sure the kids each:

a.  had a lunch

b.  ate that lunch

c.  kept their “inside voices”

d. kept their hands to themselves; and

e. (my least…

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Added by Penny Roach on February 11, 2013 at 8:19am — No Comments

This is one fear I don't think I'll ever conquer

5:45am



That's what time it is right now and I'm as close to wide awake as I can get with less than an hour and a half of sleep. 



I love the weather.



Rain?



Love it!  Walking in it. Sitting on a porch watching it. The scent of it. Everything about it!



Snow?



As long as I don't have to go…
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Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on January 30, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** The lighting in fitting rooms is nothing short of cruel.

** My toes are sooooo ready for flip flops.

** A clean car is pretty awesome (even if only for five short minutes).

** I probably owe the car wash an apology note.

** The appetites of my children dramatically increase the moment school lets…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 18, 2013 at 4:11pm — 1 Comment

Why Middle School Is Hell On Earth - From a Middle School Teacher

I taught several years as a middle school Spanish teacher before I became a full time stay at home mom. So when someone was talking to me about the trials and tribulations their 7th grade child was having, it reminded me how tough those years really are.

http://breezysmommy.blogspot.com/2013/01/why-middle-school-is-hell-on-earth-from.html

There are so many…

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Added by Megan Lynch on January 15, 2013 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Why Middle School Is Hell On Earth - From a Middle School Teacher

I taught several years as a middle school Spanish teacher before I became a full time stay at home mom. So when someone was talking to me about the trials and tribulations their 7th grade child was having, it reminded me how tough those years really are.

http://breezysmommy.blogspot.com/2013/01/why-middle-school-is-hell-on-earth-from.html

There are so many…

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Added by Megan Lynch on January 15, 2013 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Much to my surprise, the New Year's Day puker turned out to be neither my husband nor me, but rather, my daughter.

** There's just never enough sleep to go around.

** An overnight getaway would be cheaper than taking three kids to the movies.

** My son's decided to Gangnam Style his way throughout the day, all day, every…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 4, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Coping With Sandy Hook

 

Like every other parent in America, I sent my kids off to school yesterday morning with a giant lump in my throat.  The horrific events of Friday's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School were at the forefront of my mind as I hugged each of my twins as tightly as I could.  A small part of me even wished they were sick so they could stay safe at home with me.  However,…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 18, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Telling Kids about the Sandy Hook Tragedy

In our home, we don’t watch television much and there are many days where the boys don’t watch it at all.  On Friday morning, I woke and got straight to work posting our Christmas Giveaway.  The boys were still sleeping and I was sitting at the computer with a cup of coffee on WordPress, finishing things up.  I’m honestly not sure if the event occurred before or after I posted the giveaway, but I want you to know that I would never have posted it had I known what was going on.  I wouldn’t…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on December 17, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments

A Child So Few Can Understand.





The horrific events that took place in Connecticut last week have shocked the world. The thought of someone going into a school and killing innocent children in cold blood is so much more than we can fathom.  …

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Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on December 16, 2012 at 8:03pm — No Comments

The True Meaning of Christmas

As a kid, it's hard to see the big, wide world outside your own tiny bubble of existence.  (Heck, it's not easy even as an adult sometimes!)  That's why I've made it my mission to try to teach my kids to help out people in need.  And one of my favorite holiday traditions for our family is to help fulfill the Christmas wish list of a child in need.

For the past…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 30, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Hurricane Sandy gave a whole new meaning to the term “shit storm”.

** Governor Chris Christie was surely a bulldog in another life.

** You pretty much have to turn tricks to be able to afford all those Halloween treats.

** It’s hard to know whether to laugh or feel sorry for a dog trying to take a dump in a sheriff’s…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 5, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

It was one of those days

The kind when you just want to scream!
 
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Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on October 23, 2012 at 8:03pm — No Comments

The Apocalyptic Morning Meltdown

It's never ever easy to be a parent, but man, some days are just harder than others, aren't they?  And when you're dealing with an overtired child, you're pretty much fighting an unbeatable battle, like a kitten trying to hold its own against a wolverine.  Yep, this is exactly how my week began yesterday (as if Mondays weren't bad enough already!)

It had been…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 16, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Arnold Schwarzenegger clearly has diarrhea of the mouth.  And a penis for a brain.

** It's a tie between the dog, the kids and the husband as to who is the messiest.

** I'm starting to think I live in the Hundred Acre Woods with all the recent wildlife…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 5, 2012 at 9:52pm — No Comments

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