Fingerprint tie

DIY Fingerprint tie for Father’s Day

For Father’s Day, our youngest son son made this adorable craft and my husband loves it!  It is a two-sided DIY fingerprint tie craft for Father’s Day – and Dad can wear it! MATERIALS (affiliate links): 2 sheets card stock paper (white) Washable Paint   (This is only if you want to use paint to make…

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12 pages of Kindergarten and 1st grade math FREE Printables

These cute math worksheets are a wonderful way to bring a new theme into your regularly scheduled math program or homework. The math worksheets include 2 pages of number sense, addition, subtraction and patterning. There are also puzzle sheets to fill in with missing numbers as well as those that you can cut onto cardstock…

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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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