by Andrea Lynn Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Did you know that a vehicle for healthy and easy dinners is already in your home? Lean cuts of meat, like the boneless bottom round beef roast used in this recipe, are best when cooked slowly over a long period of time, a la the slow cooker. [...]
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These eight reader response questions are a fun way to interact with your little ones after they read “Bunny Cakes” in our schools today for Read for the Record Day! These questions will help your little one to: Understand the messages within the story Apply lessons from the book to their lives Enhance their ability [...]
Since this year’s Read for the Record book is “Bunny Cakes” by Rosemary Wells, what better way to prepare for the record-breaking day than by cooking some tasty, healthy snacks for kids! Below, we have two yummy kid friendly recipes for Butternut Squash Bread and Healthy Carrot Cake. Have fun baking these goodies with your [...]
We’re just 10 days away from Read for the Record Day 2014, so to celebrate the joy of reading, we have created free bunny-themed bookmarks for kiddos to color!
Soon you’ll be seeing information on parent-teacher conferences at your child’s school. “Conferences for my young child?” you might say to yourself. “Why?” Many parents think, “I see my child’s teacher every day at drop-off and pick-up. We always talk about how things are going. I don’t need to go to a conference.” Yes, parents [...]
Bust out your sharpened number two pencils and put on your fancy clothes, because back to school time is here! With kids spending roughly 35 hours a week at school, it is important for parents to know what is happening in the classroom. Building a strong home and school connection is essential. Here are eight [...]
This is one of my favorite times of year, the weather is cooling off, the garden is overflowing with tomatoes and the kids are dusting off backpacks in anticipation of school starting. Even our little ones have big transitions at this time of year, with beginning preschool or switching to new daycare. For many of [...]
Right now, you’re probably wondering what an “intentional classroom” is. The answer is a great environment to foster learning in your child. This research- and evidence-based approach to education is associated with greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and an improved school climate. In the intentional classroom, our curriculum links directly to assessment and lesson [...]
Written by: Barbara Hiatt It is said that parents can spend upwards of $700 per child during “Back to School” season every single year. Between new clothes, accessories, and school supplies, it can be enough to break the bank! If you’re getting your kids ready to head back to class, why not think outside the [...]
Be sure to take plenty of pictures of your little ones so you can capture exactly how they looked as they started the new 2015 school year. To help you add some flair to your photos, we have provided a plethora of stylish signs that kiddos can hold up to express what year of school [...]