Education, Parenting

A Quick Discussion on Internet Safety from a Former Elementary Technology Teacher

Hi all!  Internet safety and privacy is a topic I have been thinking of discussing for a while now.  In this day and age we often don't think twice when we post that photo from a classroom party or a video from our latest vacation on social media. I finally decided I was going to… Continue reading A Quick Discussion on Internet Safety from a Former Elementary Technology Teacher

Parenting

Food for Thought: Raising our Kids to be Healthy Eaters

First of all, let me start off by stating that I am not a nutritionist and have no formal training. I am simply a concerned mother and educator who has seen the effects poor nutrition can have on our children.  I cannot tell you how many occasions during my teaching career I had a child… Continue reading Food for Thought: Raising our Kids to be Healthy Eaters

Parenting

We had Kindergarten Orientation…and a Trip to the Emergency Room

Well, we had quite the eventful Friday.  Lil' Man was a bit cross with me yesterday morning because he had to miss preschool in order to attend his kindergarten orientation.  I was repeatedly told, "I like my school and I just want to go there because I love it so much." Despite his many protests,… Continue reading We had Kindergarten Orientation…and a Trip to the Emergency Room

Education

DIY Heart Crayons

Just in time for Valentine's Day, I bring you my quick tutorial on making heart crayons.  If your house is anything like mine, than you have crayons everywhere.  Ours are suppose to stay in the giant crayon bucket, but that is just my wishful thinking.  Lil' Man and I made these crayons for his buddies at preschool last year and they were such a big hit we decided to do it again this year!  These crayons are a great alternative to giving sweets and provide an excellent opportunity for discussing subjects such as recycling and/or the states of matter.  🙂