Time Capsule Idea; create one for each person do this year. then when we go to move, dig up and remember when :)

Time Capsule Idea; create one for each person do this year. then when we go to move, dig up and remember when :)

They're simple.  You and I do them every day - - but this after school checklist will helpfully remind my kids what needs to be done when they walk in the door from a long day at the "office".

They're simple. You and I do them every day - - but this after school checklist will helpfully remind my kids what needs to be done when they walk in the door from a long day at the "office".

I do not believe this list to be exhaustive. It’s just what I see as top priorities to wrap your mind around when you’re staring down a “school starts” date on the calendar. I like sharing about how I think on this blog. I hope you find these tips helpful if you’re a new to teaching or just new to kindergarten.

Tips for a First Year Kindergarten Teacher

I do not believe this list to be exhaustive. It’s just what I see as top priorities to wrap your mind around when you’re staring down a “school starts” date on the calendar. I like sharing about how I think on this blog. I hope you find these tips helpful if you’re a new to teaching or just new to kindergarten.

Creating a stimulating & effective mind map: 1. Start with the central topic 2. Use an image as your central idea to help with imagination 3. Use color to stimulate the brain and creativity  4. Connect “Branches” to the central image to establish structure & relationships. 5. Use curves – this looks more interesting visually 6. Use one main topic or keyword per line  7. Use LOTS of images...”a picture paints a thousand words"

Creating a stimulating & effective mind map: 1. Start with the central topic 2. Use an image as your central idea to help with imagination 3. Use color to stimulate the brain and creativity 4. Connect “Branches” to the central image to establish structure & relationships. 5. Use curves – this looks more interesting visually 6. Use one main topic or keyword per line 7. Use LOTS of images...”a picture paints a thousand words"

40 AT HOME FAMILY NIGHTS... for when the cabin fever starts to set in. Free or cheap! Perfect for the winter!! Includes printables, ideas, resources, etc! #familyactivities, #familydatenight #kidsactivities

40 at Home Family Nights

40 AT HOME FAMILY NIGHTS... for when the cabin fever starts to set in. Free or cheap! Perfect for the winter!! Includes printables, ideas, resources, etc! #familyactivities, #familydatenight #kidsactivities

Make your own DIY calendar board for home preschool!  It's super simple and your preschooler will love it!

Home Preschool Calendar Board

Just because it’s snowing outside doesn’t mean you can’t get a head start on your garden for next year. Countertop greenhouses are one of my favorite projects for Spring Break when the kids are out of school.     They love to help with the planting and it’s a fun activity to do

Just because it’s snowing outside doesn’t mean you can’t get a head start on your garden for next year. Countertop greenhouses are one of my favorite projects for Spring Break when the kids are out of school. They love to help with the planting and it’s a fun activity to do

Memory binders for my children.  Much more do-able than trying to keep scrapbooks for all my children I am already about 3 years behind on my scrapbooks! So new plan- try to keep a set of family scrapbooks as up to date as possible, while keeping memory binders for my children, then make my kids their own special scrapbooks when they graduate from high school.

Kid Memory Binders: Organized and Easy

Memory binders for my children. Much more do-able than trying to keep scrapbooks for all my children I am already about 3 years behind on my scrapbooks! So new plan- try to keep a set of family scrapbooks as up to date as possible, while keeping memory binders for my children, then make my kids their own special scrapbooks when they graduate from high school.

When a girl moves up to Middle School and has lots of new friends to get to know, what better way to do it than with the coolest party in town...! Almost one hundred 11-year olds, dressed to the nines in neon and anything else that might glow in black light, partied and danced and, dare we say it,…

When a girl moves up to Middle School and has lots of new friends to get to know, what better way to do it than with the coolest party in town...! Almost one hundred 11-year olds, dressed to the nines in neon and anything else that might glow in black light, partied and danced and, dare we say it,…

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