What happens when my babies have to be drug along to my end-of-year (mostly adult) staff party? They VOLUNTARILY (I swear) bring books to read. No, they didn’t sit and read the whole time, they found other things to do, like playing with other kids and playing on my phone. However, we are so accustomed… Continue reading Party time!
How my attempt at Spring Cleaning brought to light my attachment issues to Mo Willems’ books.
Wait, don’t think I’m going to bash teachers. I can’t. I won’t. I’m one of them. Also, teaching is hard. It was hard when I was a student and it is difficult in completely different ways now that I don’t even have the time to explain. You should definitely show your appreciation to your child’s… Continue reading Teachers need to be appreciated, but…
One day this week my daughter didn’t take her daily folder back to school, and it was my fault. Here’s the thing–her daily folder includes a reading log, where she has to log the number of minutes she reads each evening. Not my favorite, but fine, whatever. Now although I have my kids do their… Continue reading Reading should be natural, not forced
I’m pretty predictable when it comes to child-rearing, and I’m so ok with it. I was one of those moms with a strict feeding schedule when my kids were babies, our weekday mornings are pretty routine, and of course our bedtime rituals are pretty consistent, minus the nights I am ready to pull out… Continue reading Flexibility: A two-chapter kind of night…
This week is the last week for your child to vote in the Children’s Choice Book Awards! According to their website, “The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards are the only national book awards voted on only by kids and teens. Launched in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, the… Continue reading Hurry, its time to vote!
This is a wonderful blog post about the power of reading aloud in school. My hope is that you either 1) are able to translate these feelings into what you are doing at home in your #RaisingReaders quest or 2) you remember those pleasant feelings you had in school when your teacher read aloud to… Continue reading Reading Aloud–a reblog