My son loves science. He has grown crystals in our kitchen, created chemical reactions with science kits and made slime more times than I can count. I have marveled at the teachers in his preschool who started the science conversations early, and I love hearing about all the experiments he gets to do in school now.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 15, 2017 at 6:53am — No Comments
As our fifth Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday approaches on January 27, 2018, we are thrilled to have you as part of our amazing community of supporters! With enthusiasm, optimism and hope, we are preparing for MCBD 2017 and hope you will, again, join our celebration of diversity through children's…Continue
Added by Rebecca Flansburg on November 1, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
While it’s your right to take time off to have a new child, care for, and bond with it… the government here in the good ol’ US of A definitely doesn’t make it easy. Taking maternity leave as a teacher in America is an unfortunate adventure into lots of red tape! This is especially true if…Continue
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Added by Jill Marie on February 1, 2016 at 12:11am — No Comments
Like many people, once I established my own home away from my parents and started my own job, I started to think about how my education had failed me. Yes, I had many years of dedicated schooling around math and science and communications, but some basics alluded me. I knew how to cook, for example, (thanks, Mom!), but I didn't know how to use a drill (I should have taken shop class). I could balance my checkbook, but didn't have the…Continue
When I was little, I was one of those nerdy kids who really liked school. (Shocking, I know.) I loved my teachers, I liked to learn new things and I even played school on the weekends.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 17, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments
Attention all you crafty folks!!!
I've come up with a brilliant business idea. Let me just preface it by saying yours truly would NEVER be the CEO but I'd absolutely be a return customer!!!! LOL.
Allow me to explain...
I have three kids. Do you know what that means? A heck of a lot of SCHOOL PROJECTS...models of solar systems, shoebox dioramas, book jackets, crossword puzzles, etc. etc. etc. The list can go on and on, depending on the teacher.
I digress for a…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on December 23, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments
Within the span of his short life, my son has been to two schools. He attended the first school from the extremely tender age of six weeks old and only left it after we moved, right before his fourth birthday. In that first school, he made his first friends, and there was a core group of them that moved from room to room. It became natural for me to know them and for them to know me. I've painted their faces, talked to them upon pickup,…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 24, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments
Maybe it's just me, but the end of the school year always seems to bring with it a boatload of unwanted stress. Finding a "place" for all the papers that are sent home, trying not to drown in the flood of never-ending emails, buying the gazillion and one thank you gifts -- IT NEVER EVER…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 12, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
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 — No Comments
The first day of school is just around the corner and parents and children everywhere are preparing anxiously for their big moment. This is especially the case for children who are going to school for the first time. The thought of school with “big kids,” teachers and the vast unknown of “school” is overwhelming and downright frightening for the uninitiated. It’s equally as…Continue
Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on August 27, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments
All of us have had a teacher who has had a profound effect on our lives. One that may have influenced us by changing our future path or made us think of things differently. The power of a teacher is, truly, unparalleled. So, how do you say thank you to their commitment to their profession and their compassion and…
Added by Audreyvp on December 17, 2011 at 5:26pm — No Comments
Taking life seriously is a big mistake and most of us do that at one time or another.. We think we have to control situations, conditions or people in our lives, cities, states and the world. When in reality just taking care of our bodies, minds, emotions, responses and interactions with others is a full time job.
Spreading a little joy, compassion, kindness or laughter on a daily basis is a huge contribution to our world,…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on October 26, 2011 at 9:54pm — No Comments
School is ending and it is time for teacher appreciation. Our nation's teachers work very hard educating the future of America. As the school year comes to a close (for most of us), it is a great time to show them that we recognize and value their hard work. Below are some gift ideas for your child's favorite teacher(s).
From personal experience (being married to a teacher), I can tell you…Continue
Added by Lori Thayer on May 20, 2011 at 7:43pm — No Comments
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About a week ago, I created the group, the Healthy Lifestyle Teachers.
Why did I do this?
Looking at today’s obesity figures, eating out statistics, and a lack of physical activities, isn’t it time to take a good look at the amount of opportunities we offer children to learn about a healthy…Continue
Added by LisaN on August 9, 2008 at 7:11am — No Comments