I have a secret…

Yep, I’ve been keeping a secret for a few months now.  Here it goes. Whew. Let me get the courage. Ok. Here it is. I…am…an…ADDICT. Breathe. Fortunately I’m not addicted to anything illegal or unhealthy; in fact, it’s quite the opposite. I’m addicted to essential oils and use them daily (admitting is the first step). … Read more…

Essential Oils: What They Are and Where You Can Buy Them

I have a few friends that have been using essential oils for a while now and I’ve always been hesitant to join the oily bandwagon for two significant reasons: expense and skepticism. I address both of these concerns below along with helping explain what essential oils are, how you can safely use them in your … Read more…

Word Wall

Whether you’re teaching your children in a classroom or at home, a word wall is an excellent tool to help your little readers flourish!  Our word wall is my absolute favorite tool in my classroom!  It’s an interactive space for games, songs, and never fails to capture the attention of my little audience! This word wall packet will … Read more…

Teacher Tip #2- Extend the Life of Your Dry Erase Markers!

Just a quick tip to help you start the school year off right!

Make sure you always store your dry erase markers upside down so they stay fresh and work as long as possible.

 

Teacher tip. Extend the life of markers.

 

This idea will come in handy when you receive the generic dry erase markers in the beginning of the year and attempt to make them last through May!

 

Teacher tip. Extend the life of markers.

 

Don’t forget to glue pom poms on the cap so you always have an eraser handy!

 

Teacher tip. Extend the life of markers.

 

Hope this teacher tip helps make your job a little easier!

Happy Teaching!

 

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Traveling with Toddlers- Tips and Tricks

We recently packed our bags (22 to be exact) and moved to Hawaii. To get the full picture of our previous ridiculous military moves click here and to read about resilient military children click here.  Long story short – we’ve lived in Florida, Texas, back to Florida, Virginia, Kansas, Florida again, Illinois, and now Hawaii.  … Read more…

Reading Readiness-Is your child ready to learn how to read?

Although many wonderful and exciting things are happening around our house lately (hmmm, like making preparations to move to HAWAII!!! — click here to learn more about our moving situation), perhaps the most exciting item of interest is the fact that Emma, my 5 year old, is on the verge of reading. As an early-childhood … Read more…

Moving…and moving and moving and moving!

When I married John, I remember hearing from someone that I was also marrying the military and everything the military had to offer: great friends, awesome parties, deployments, and moves, just to name a few…ahhhh, the big “M” word…moves. SNAPSHOT:  Concerning moves, here’s a little snapshot of our life together thus far: – Married in … Read more…