How Much Should You Tell the New Teacher?

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: With a new school year about to begin, some parents find themselves asking “How much should I tell the new teacher about my child?” For some, it’s easy; your child’s education has been smooth sailing. For parents who have weathered a few storms, though, the answer…

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Get Organized with The Confident Mom Back 2 School Survival Guide

Are you ready for back to school?! I was shocked to realize that some school districts started last week, but we're only two-and-a-half weeks away from the start of our new homeschool year! If, like me, you're feeling a little scattered, you'll definitely want to check out The Confident Mom Back 2 School Survival Guide,…

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Back-to-School Printables: Lunchbox Notes & School Year Signs

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: The back-to-school season comes with all sorts of different emotions... excitement, fear, anticipation, eagerness, anxiety. And those emotions aren't just for the kids! It's hard for many parents to make the back-to-school transition. There are lunches to pack, homework to oversee, and…

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Free Preschool Activities from Your Kitchen

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: When you start making changes in your family to a more whole foods or eco-friendly lifestyle (or both!), one major struggle is always, “What do I do with the stuff we don't eat/clean with/cook with anymore?” Many of us also have frugal sensitivities, so boxes of…

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Teaching Manners with Baby Sign Language

The following guest post is from Leigh-Ann of Intentional By Grace: Please and thank you are the magic words. But what about before kids can talk? What about when everything they say comes out in grunts and babbles? Can they learn to say “please” and “thank you”, or are we doomed to just accept the…

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Four Easy Ways to Increase Your Child's Vocabulary

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: Words are our main tools of communication.  The better your children can articulate their thoughts, the more success they will experience in school and often, in life.  Here are four ways to help enlarge a child’s vocabulary: Do what comes naturally – talk! You’ve probably heard it…

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Screenprinting Labels on My Fabric Boxes

When Silhouette offered me a chance to try their new Fabric Ink Starter Kit, I immediately knew what my first project would be: stenciling letters onto our homeschool-in-a-box boxes (we started with one box but decided to get a second one as we prepare for fall so that I can keep current items in the…

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Covering Your Books with Paper

The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point: If you're like me, you have a bunch of odd books.  Paper backs, bright colors, torn bindings...but I don't have the heart to get rid of them.  After all, I may want to read that again someday! However, I didn't like the messiness that they…

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Is There More Than Please and Thank You?

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: Can you put a check beside “uses good manners,” just because your kids say please and thank you at the appropriate times? Or, is there more to it than that? More Than Good Manners Think about all of the situations children need to learn how to…

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