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Please, Please Flush the Toilet!

There are skills that just need to be taught at home before a child enters kindergarten! These are the be “nice to others skills” that are just common sense lessons in life. My top 5 skills a child needs to … Continue reading

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A Guide For A Kindergarten Parent’s First Day of School

Your child’s first day of kindergarten is bitter sweet. Happiness with some sadness sprinkled in. It’s a milestone, not just for your child but for you too.  The first day can be stressful for you, your child and also your … Continue reading

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The Summer Brain Drain

School’s out!  But learning shouldn’t be. Around my junior year of college the School of Education at Kansas State University formed an advisory group of 8 faculty members and 2 students.  I was one of the students and even though … Continue reading

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May Day

Every year on May first one of my oldest friends e-mails me and asks me if I remember the May baskets. How could I forget! There were 10 of us within four years of age living in the same city … Continue reading

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Fleas and Pets

I have two dogs.  Molly, the oldest, is a 15 year old Schnauzer with definite signs of aging. Lucy, the stray we adopted, is about 3 or 4 years old. I have a carpet that needs to be cleaned frequently … Continue reading

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Google Lit Trips

Our first grade reader has the story Lost! by David McPhail as one of the selections. During the 1st year of reading it I realized that it was set in Boston (Swan Boats was the trigger) and would be a perfect … Continue reading

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Report Card Day in the Paperless World

Top 5 reasons I hate digital report cards: 1. Children aren’t handed a report card…..what is the fun in that?  Report card day used to be an important day. The anticipation of receiving it, the anticipation of opening it and … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Paperless

It’s 2012 and I am asking you, in the dawn of the world of digital storage, not to not go paperless.  I am asking you, in the age of reduce, reuse, recycle, and repurpose, not to go paperless.  I am … Continue reading

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If It Was Only Colder Snow

Living in the south, where it sometimes is warm enough to wear shorts in December, makes it hard for a midwestern girl to realize that winter is approching.  Today, however, has me dreaming of a white Christmas.  Today is misty … Continue reading

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Chatter Box

Constant chatter can be quite annoying especially if you are you are trying to accomplish something that requires concentration.  Then, chatter just gets on your nerves! But if you’re a young child, chatter is a good thing and its never … Continue reading

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