As you are getting started with writing this week, think about what you want the writing space to look like. When my kids were little, we used a cupboard to store art supplies. I used pegboard to contain all of their papers, blank books, envelopes, cards, postcards, and sightwards. Another idea is to put all
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For the last few weeks I’ve been learning how to use iMovie and making a couple of YouTube videos. I’ve just been playing around, in preparation for our move to online learning. Today is the first day we are able to require kids to do assignments or participate in activities, so I’m starting with some
We finally did it! We have a Little Free Library in our yard. I’ve wanted one of these for years. My husband and kids were NOT as enthusiastic. They said that putting a library in our front yard was the ultimate nerd-alert. I’ve been looking on Pinterest for Little Free Library ideas, but I am
At the beginning of kindergarten, I usually start kids off with blank paper, so they can explore. I let them play around with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. Some kids have lots of experience with these materials, while they are new to others. One tool I love to introduce is Rock Crayons. They are the
After school was out for the Summer, I received an email from a parent. She was hoping to get some handwriting ideas for her future first grader, since they had decided that improving handwriting would make a goal for the Summer. I was on vacation at the time, but my mind started racing with ideas.