- A parent wanting to give their child's teacher, specialist, or other important person working with their child, a unique gift
- Educators wanting to make a gift for a fellow educator, or wanting to add a little something extra to their own office/classroom
- Any crafty person
- A parent wanting to spice up the look of their child's playroom
- Homeschooling parents wanting to kick up the look of their home-school area
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it. -William Ward
Thankfulness, appreciation and acknowledgment are concepts that come to mind when thinking about how to teach children to be grateful people. In a world that sometimes lacks patience, and is focused on attaining instant
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandness intention. -Oscar Wilde
Caring, gentleness, compassion, generosity, and patience may be some words that come to mind when thinking about kindness. Kindness may seem like such a simple and straight-forward concept, yet it may not always be an easy
Hooray! Halloween is almost here! Over the years, I have decorated, participated in, and enjoyed many Halloween activities. Because time is of value, and because I work from home and take care of the needs of three little ones, my ideas and activities tend to be easy DIY. If you are anything like me, and looking for some easy Halloween tips, give these a try...
My mother raised her children with a strong sense of fairness and just. As adults, my siblings and I have remarked that things don't sit right with us if an unbalance, or an injustice is felt. Many people can relate, and yet others have
These skills are an important and necessary part of life. They aid in achieving success, and the more one embraces them, the more enjoyable a project may be. Some people seem to be born as natural "go-getters" while others may need a bit more of a push to get things done. I was one of those "go-getters" in high school. I had a goal to never have homework, and I achieved that goal...I probably had homework only a handful of times in my entire high school career. How did I do that? I made a plan that every day during flex or study period, (depending on what you call it), I would work diligently
Respect. We all desire it, most of us deserve it, and sometimes we demand it! Giving and receiving respect is one of the most powerful connections we can make to each other. Therefore, if we appreciate and value respect, why is it
I think we adults, (teachers and parents) sometimes take for granted that our students and children really understand the extent of our appreciation, our genuine desire for them to succeed, and the depths of our unconditional love for them. As parents, we hope that our children understand we are their biggest cheerleaders in life, despite our job to discipline, set boundaries, and not be their best friend. As teachers, we feel much the same.
How to Make a Peace Sign Clip Art Image in PowerPoint
I love, love, love to design! Have I mentioned that I love to design? My background is Education, Psychology, and Social Work. But, on the side, I have always LOVED anything to do with design. From designing my house, to making invitations, cards, posters, scrapbooks, to designing parties...
Oh the joys of being responsible! Many times, I have heard adults say they wish they could turn back time to become a child again. The idea of having less stress, no financial obligations, and more free time to oneself, is quite appealing. Having said that, I'm guessing that most people would agree that the benefits of being an adult are rewarding....responsibilities and all! I would not change my life or the responsibilities involved in my life for anything. I believe we can all gain useful knowledge from most life experiences...even the hard, sometimes not so fun, experiences
Camping. It's so much fun! The fresh air, the crackling sound of the fire, the crisp lake water, the sound of birds chirping and kids laughing. It can really be quite relaxing and rejuvenating. It can also be a TON of work, disorganized, dirty and tiring. So how do families (especially with young children) get through it, and want to do it again? Keep reading to find out!
Are your kids in need of structure? Charts may be the answer!
I was motivated to make these charts when Summer arrived and I realized my kids could use a bit more of structure in their routine. I added some of our personal activities to the bottom of this Responsibility Chart and it's been working great!
Summer is here, and that means that my (and many other) children are out of school. Each Summer, I daydream about how nice it will be to sleep in and spend relaxing days with my kids. That's a nice thought, but it rarely seems to
I made 70 color and 70 black and white (to save ink) versions. Each poster defines a virtue and provides a few examples. These are great for home or classroom use. They can be downloaded and printed from your computer.
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Fun Activity!I finished it! My first digital teaching product has been completed and uploaded to my Teachers Pay Teachers and Teacher's Notebook stores. When I taught first grade, I loved having my students create "Student of the Week" posters. I gave them lots of ideas of what to include on their poster, and didn't put any limitations on their products, as I really wanted their creativity to soar. I remember one student decorated his poster with Christmas lights! My students' posters were quite magnificent and displayed on a bulletin board for an entire week. Each child had a turn sharing their poster and being the "Star Student" for that week. I LOVED seeing their faces beam with excitement when sharing their posters.
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