Reading is Fun! How to Make Summer Reading Fun for Your Kids

Now that summer is here, there is nothing my kids look forward to more than the educational opportunities that I plan for them. If only that were true. They want nothing to do with anything remotely resembling school work during the summer. I can completely understand this sentiment; I am a teacher and I want … Read more…

Five Minute Friday: Play

Five Minute Friday instructions: Write for five minutes on the word of the week. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write.  I want to play. Do you remember when you were a child and you got to go play? When I was little, … Read more…

How To Make Summer Perfect for Your Kids

Step 1: Relax and don’t worry about making summer perfect for your kids. That’s it. The End. We need to remember kids are kids. They, of all people, know how to have fun. These are the people that play with paper and boxes and have a thrilling time. On the flip side sometimes they don’t … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts for Kids by Troy Schmidt

Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts for Kids by Troy Schmidt is a fun and engaging book by Troy Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt has published many books for children and adults, and he is also a writer of the popular children’s series, Hermie and Friends. My two youngest children, who are 13 and 7, really enjoyed … Read more…

Summer Saturday #3 (Link Up): Beach, Baseball, and Back Roads

Well, I thought it was a good idea at the time. Using the summer days to work on my writing and hosting my first link-up to join with other writers and share our summers. After beginning the link-up, reality set in and traveling most of June is really infringing on the my writing time. I … Read more…

Summer Saturday #1 – A Link Up

It’s summer! (I keep singing that – in my head and out loud – like Olaf in Frozen.) As a teacher, I am very grateful to have the summers off. I dream of the long, leisurely days of summer with no schedules, reading by the water, cooking out, and having fun.  However, reality has a … Read more…

Friday Fun: My Five Favorite Things in Summer

My friend Kelly, from Mrs. Disciple,  shared a fun blogging idea with us this week. Her writing prompt was list your five favorite things using your five senses. I decided to list my favorite things about summer. Since I am still working on class work, I feel like I am counting down to summer even … Read more…

18 Ways to Strikeout the Summertime Blues

Imagine a summer of happy children. Children who are laughing and playing. Children who are enjoying summer. Children who seem not to know the meaning of the b-word (bored).  Is it possible? Could this really happen? Maybe, just maybe it can. What can we do to keep a happy household during the long, lazy days … Read more…

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