How to Support Your Child’s Homework … Without Doing It Yourself

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. Homework is a double-edged sword.  The time spent in additional practice gives some students the boost they need to move forward in school.  That same practice, however, eats into precious family time. Complying with the teacher’s requirements and maintaining […]

Free Personalized Teacher Note Cards Printable!

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: If you’re thinking back-to-school (or if your family is already back-to-school), you might be thinking about how to start the year off right with your child’s teacher. Teachers write a lot of notes throughout the year; why not supply your child’s teacher with […]

8 Traditions That Add Excitement to a New School Year

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: Traditions communicate significance and can greatly impact a child’s view of the upcoming school year.  Since a positive attitude is so critical to learning, it’s important that students begin the year with healthy anticipation.  Your encouragement and input can make all the difference in your family. To […]

Simplifying for Fall: Toys and School Supplies {Day 3}

Today’s Day 3 of the Simplify for Fall Challenge, and we’re tackling toys and school supplies! Today is a fairly light day for me, so I’ll mostly be playing catch up on the things I didn’t finish yesterday and Monday. It’s not because our toys are never an issue but because I couldn’t handle the […]

Back to School Brag Board

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: Now that August has begun, I’m starting to think about the upcoming school year. My son will be going to a kinderprep program for four afternoons a week, and I am getting excited for him. He loves school, learning, and spending time with his friends. Two […]