My Day to Read at School

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The first day of school is almost here and the emails will start coming from the room parents.  My Favorite day of school is when I am signed up to read to my daughter’s class.  I try to choose books that allows me to interact with the class and ask questions to the other kids.  Add these two to your list for when the sign up sheet gets sent out to your class!



Kid App: SkyView Free

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Have you ever been outside with your child on a perfectly clear night and they ask you to show them the Big Dipper and other constellations?  I have and hate to admit that I had to defer to my 20 something cousins on a recent trip to Mexico.  Not only did they show my daughter the Big Dipper, but they showed her Mars and Saturn.  And then they pulled out their phones and opened SkyView.


Wow.  Spending on where you point your phone, it shows you everything.  All the planets, the constellations AND even the international space station.  And you can even use it during the day to see where the moon and the other planets are during that time.  Now I can show my daughter the planets and the constellations without going back to school!


First Day of School Printables-2016

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It’s that time again.  Getting back into a routine with the start of a new school year.  Our first day of school is in one week.  And I was recently reminded (by my friend’s husband) that I needed to print out (or at least email) a First Day of School sign to his wife for their kids!!  Ask and you shall receive!!

ipad_schoolideasBelow are a bunch of links to sites I like with signs AND interviews to print (and frame) before school starts or click the image to visit my Pinterest board for links to those and more!  If you like this post, don’t forget to Follow our Facebook Page!!

Moritz Fine Designs:  School Pennants

The Chickabug Blog:  First Day of School Signs

Giggles Galore:  Back to School Interviews

It’s Always Autumn:  Year in Review Printables

Remodelaholic:  First Day of School Signs

A Few Shortcuts:  First Day of School Signs


The “I’m Bored” Jar

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The two words I hate hearing from my child –  I’m Bored.

Even though we have an entire toy room filled with books, art supplies, LEGOS and Shopkins, for some reason she is still bored. How does that happen? I’m not really sure but then a friend shared an idea with me(Thanks Marisa!)

She has a Bored Cup.  When the kids(she has three) say I’m bored, they grab a stick and it gives them something to do.  Some of the sticks have something fun(build a LEGO house) and others are more chore-type activities like things to do around the house(sweep the kitchen).

This is a great activity you can do with your kids when you create the jar.  You can let them pick the fun stuff and you can add in your wishlist!

I already bought my jar – now it’s time to decorate my sticks!!