Back to School

I like to start my back to school process before the lists are even sent out.  I know they will need: pens, pencils, paper, makers, crayons, glue, scissors, ruler, and folders at the very least. So, my prepping starts before the lists and the mad rush. Although I realize the folders from last year will not be reusable as there is sure to be a new fashion, the other items survive from year to year. So, I go through last year’s items and put all reusable items in the hallway closet. Then when Read more [...]

Summer for a Growing Mind

Summer tends to be a stressful time for me. I want to continue educating while at the same time allowing her to play with her cousins, dog, and swim to her heart’s content. Unfortunately, it seems like I am the only person in my family who feels this way. My siblings don’t feel the need to continue the educational process year round. They feel like children should learn during the school year and play during the summer… Therefore, I have implemented a few house rules and learned ways Read more [...]