I have seen my fair share of children’s books. Working in an elementary school for almost 10 years, you can imagine how many books I have gone through and recommended for little ones.
When Literati wanted to send a kit for me to try out with my 7 year old of course I said yes. I mean… I do have a love affair with all books. Especially #kidlit. But I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.
What do you look for when shopping for your kids? What books do you look for shopping for your classroom?
Spoiler: I was unexpectedly and pleasantly surprised with the box we received. What would you think if these were the books you received this month? Would you keep them or pass?
Can you believe summer is here? The first day has come and gone and now I’m sure your kids are bored. I mean it has been a whole day. Don’t give in to screen time just yet! I promise that will come later on before school starts and you’re just tired. Continue reading “5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer”
As an educator and parenting blogger – I get asked all the time from other parents, “How can I help my kids at home?”
Parents… I promise, it’s not as hard as it sounds. Play. Read. Enjoy your evenings together. Don’t stress about it, and find ways to simply have fun. Find what your kids are interested in and use it to your advantage.
Here are my favorites this month that can help celebrate small moments as well as help support what is happening in the classroom.
Continue reading “What Your Kids Will Want – 10 books and games perfect for Spring…”
As we have started to redo the boy’s room and combine them there have been a few growing pains. Mainly that we sold the big bed before we bought new beds for the boys. No need to worry, it’s time to camp out. Turn lemons into lemonade right?
So once the other bed was taken apart and picked up by the seller up went the tent. In all honesty, it’s only been used once time outside… and a whole bunch of times in the living room.
Forgive the bed head, but he was super excited when he found out he was going to “camp out” in his room… at least for a few days. Continue reading “Bedtime Books – Make the Most of Them”
It’s the start of the school year, and what that means for me is nonstop projects. I’ve taken charge of the TAPs program at my school. That stands for Teachers as Parents. It is just like a separate branch of PTO. Continue reading “Key to Our Success – Teacher Appreciation”
This summer has been all about getting ready for Kindergarten. I honestly can’t believe we are already planning the school supplies we need. Picking out backpacks and lunch boxes. My oldest is headed to elementary school and I can’t wrap my head around it. Continue reading “Back to School – All About Me Time Capsule”
I don’t leave my kids often, and in fact last year Bill and I didn’t get away because of my knee surgery… but this Spring Break we knew we needed an adult trip. 5 days away… just us alone. We’ve never left them for that long before. Continue reading “While I’m Away Bags”
So I’m pretty sure I’ve expressed my love of books. All books. But for some reason, my oldest son is over it. He actually told me the other day that all of his books were “BORING”. Gaaaaaaassssssspppppp!!!! I stood there in his doorway, speechless.
I took that as a challenge. No one hates books. Especially someone I created… 🙂
He just hasn’t found the right books yet. Continue reading “High Interest Books for High Energy Kids”
Another school fundraiser? Yep. But this was one I was kinda excited about. Continue reading “Kiddo Art Gallery “
I have a problem. Although I didn’t know it was a “problem” until I was told …by my husband. On repeated occasions.
Other women sneak in clothes or makeup or new pieces of jewelry when their husband isn’t around. Not me. I sneak in kids books. It’s a rush… Continue reading “Addiction”