• We have just started our first year of practicing spelling words and taking a weekly spelling test. Every night we do an activity in JDaniel’s homework notebook using his spelling words. Along with doing those activities I thought it would be fun to come up with some other ways to work with his words. This… [Continue Reading]

    Practicing Spelling Words with a Place Mat
  • By the time I had finished second grade my mom had become a single parent. She had three young girls to raise along with teaching 24 kindergartners. To say that her days were busy would be an understatement. Once a season she would head to Sears to get us each a few new clothes to wear.  She… [Continue Reading]

    Shop Your Way – In Vehicle Pick Up #MORETOYOU
  • Preschool activities that involve reciting rhymes like Five Little Apples and creating props to go with them are fun. This post shares several apple rhymes.  There are really dozens of Five Little Apple Rhymes. I have selected just a few to share with you that I thought would go well with the apple tree craft… [Continue Reading]

    Preschool Activities- Five Little Apples Rhymes and Craft
  •   Some of the really cool games for kids can be played various ways. They also have various levels of difficulty. This homemade apple seeds game is called Apple Seed Counting, but it could be used for working on a variety of types of adding. There are also a number of ways to work with the… [Continue Reading]

    Cool Math Games for Kids- Apple Seed Counting
  •   Becoming familiar with building words and getting to know word families is  foundational to  learning to read in my opinion. I know that not all children learn by using phonics skills and word families, but  a lot of them do. My son happens to be someone who liked to break a word down and stretch out its… [Continue Reading]

    Building Word Families – Worms and Apples

Practicing Spelling Words with a Place Mat

Practicing Spelling Words with a Place Mat

We have just started our first year of practicing spelling words and taking a weekly spelling test. Every night we do an activity in JDaniel's homework notebook using his spelling words. Along with doing those activities I thought it would be fun to come up with some other ways to work with his words. This week I will be sharing an activity each Continue Reading

Shop Your Way – In Vehicle Pick Up #MORETOYOU

Shop Your Way In Vehicle Pick Up

By the time I had finished second grade my mom had become a single parent. She had three young girls to raise along with teaching 24 kindergartners. To say that her days were busy would be an understatement. Once a season she would head to Sears to get us each a few new clothes to wear.  She knew she could count the clothes she got for us at there Continue Reading

Preschool Activities- Five Little Apples Rhymes and Craft

Preschool Activities- Five Little Apples

Preschool activities that involve reciting rhymes like Five Little Apples and creating props to go with them are fun. This post shares several apple rhymes.  There are really dozens of Five Little Apple Rhymes. I have selected just a few to share with you that I thought would go well with the apple tree craft I created. While I created this apple Continue Reading

Cool Math Games for Kids- Apple Seed Counting

Cool Math Games for Kids- Appleseed Couting

  Some of the really cool games for kids can be played various ways. They also have various levels of difficulty. This homemade apple seeds game is called Apple Seed Counting, but it could be used for working on a variety of types of adding. There are also a number of ways to work with the sums created by adding the two sides of each Continue Reading

Building Word Families – Worms and Apples

Building Word Families- Worms and Apples

  Becoming familiar with building words and getting to know word families is  foundational to  learning to read in my opinion. I know that not all children learn by using phonics skills and word families, but  a lot of them do. My son happens to be someone who liked to break a word down and stretch out its sounds. This worm and apple word Continue Reading

Back to School Ideas – The Sunday Showcase

Back to School Ideas

Some of you may have already started back to school while others of you may not start for weeks. We will be heading to school next week. I have Back to School on my mind so, I thought I would share with you some wonderful Back to School ideas that were shared last week on the Sunday Showcase. Oh! I have been sharing Back to School ideas all week Continue Reading

Lunch Box Ideas- Banana and Orange Messages for Kids

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Placing a message in your kids 's lunch gives them something fun  to find waiting for them when they open their lunch! I have gathered  together a wonderful collection of lunch box ideas for banana and orange messages for kids. Actually some of these posts doesn't have a message on fruit. They are just  a really cute banana creations. I thought you Continue Reading

Back to School-Chore Charts for Before and After School

Back to School Chore Charts

Sometimes it is hard getting back into Back to School Routine.  Your family may have some bumpy mornings or times after school. Things that need to get done may get forgotten in the hustle and bustle of daily life. These chore charts for before and after school along with bedtime highlight tasks that when completed will help remove some of the Continue Reading

{Free Printable} Checklist for Kids Backpacks

Backpack Checklist

  Yesterday I shared with you tips for selecting kids backpacks. Today I want to share with you a free printable I created to help insure that kids backpacks have everything that they need in them when your children head to school every morning.  Two amazing things about this  printable copy of the backpack checklist are that it can be Continue Reading

Tips for Choosing Kids Backpacks

Tips for choosing kids backpacks

  When it come to choosing the right kids backpacks, the sheer number of backpacks on the market may make it seem overwhelming. It seems like there are backpacks available in zillions of colors and styles. Before you head out with your children to select a backpack there are seven tips that I would like to offer you. Choosing Kids Continue Reading

Fun for Kids with Science and Math- The Sunday Showcase

Science and Math Fun for Kids

Kids love to explore concepts hands on. Making math and science discoveries and sharing what they learn as they learn it helps kids connects concepts that they may have already started to build an understanding of.  Several amazing posts that tie fun for kids with science and math were shared on The Sunday Showcase. I totally thought they deserved Continue Reading