treasure hunt for kids

Treasure Hunt for kids

This Treasure hunt for kids are so much fun!  As summertime is approaching, many of us are looking for some fun activities to do with our little ones. There are countless ideas out there and it can be a little overwhelming. Sometimes the activities can even be a little much as they involve so many supplies…

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common core hints

5 Common Core Helpful Hints (for parents to help the kids!)

I want to share these Common Core Helpful Hints because although I taught second grade a few years ago, I am now on the other end- the parent of a second grader.  He is working with The Common Core, along with our Kindergartner. This curriculum is a change, to say the least. I am not going to say…

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60 screen free activities

60 Screen-Free Summer Activities for Kids

These Screen-Free Summer Activities for Kids are perfect for summer!  There is nothing quite like getting away from technology, even if it is just for a no-technology week! Did you know that on average American children spend 5-8 hours in front of a screen per day and less than 1 hour outdoors??? Too much screen time can cause sleep…

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please stop plastering teachers notes all over the internet

Stop plastering teacher notes on the internet

      We say that teachers need more respect. Teachers need to be paid more. Teachers need to be treated better…   but then we do things like this to take it all away. Don’t we want good teachers?  Would you go into the teaching profession knowing that if you enforce the school rules, you…

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strawberry soda cake

Strawberry Soda Cake

Strawberry Soda Cake is one of my favorite desserts…  chocolate cupcakes are a close second!  these easy weeknight desserts are perfect for a busy family.   Strawberry Soda Cake This cake is so much fun to make. Since it’s all pre-packed stuff it goes together in a snap. Put the kids to work helping you with this. Of course poking…

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french toast soufflé

French Toast Soufflé

A few weeks ago, I visited a friend and woke up to the most delicious smell of french toast soufflé baking. I felt like I was in a bakery with a  wonderful breakfast baking! And really, the last time I woke up to anything cooking was when my son was yelling that the toaster was on fire, so…

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lemon scones WITH white chocolate

Mini Lemon Scones Dipped in White Chocolate

These Mini Lemon Scones Dipped in White Chocolate are amazing and perfect for the holiday weekend!  You could even add them to your S’Mores bar and call it a PARTY!    Have you all ever tried those little scones from Starbucks? I think they have a fancier name like “petite vanilla bean scones”. Now, I…

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