April 30, 2014, will mark 225 years since George Washington was sworn in as the first president of the United States. The nation has had 44 different presidents during those years. Many of these men began their careers as lawyers, soldiers, or politicians. But I was curious to find out what some of our presidents […]
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Welcome to February—one of my favorite months of the entire year! This year, it’s even more exciting because of the 2014 Winter Olympics™ in Sochi, Russia. In light of the upcoming games, here’s a look at the host country of Russia. Geography Acting as a “bridge” between the continents of Europe and Asia, Russia shares […]
February is just around the corner, and for educators that means Black History Month is too. Below you’ll find a quick reference guide for several figures in American history (who I think are inspiring!) as well as a list of kid-friendly resources for Black History Month. This list is not comprehensive but provides some ideas […]
I always encourage my children to make gifts to give their grandparents and other extended family members for Christmas. My children enjoy making them, and other family members enjoy receiving them. Below are some of the gifts we made at our house this year. Necklaces (recommended for children 4+) These are very simple and inexpensive […]
Welcome to October! A wonderful month characterized by cooler weather, remembering important discoveries, and (for me) family celebrations. This tenth month of the year brings joy and happiness in so many little ways. But I have to admit there’s also something about this month that I always found puzzling—its name. Have you ever wondered what […]
I love to read. It’s one of my favorite things to do—that and spending time with family, like my grandparents. What could be better than an afternoon spent with a book or a beloved grandparent? Because both of those are important to me, I was excited to see that September celebrates them. In addition to being […]
August is here, and, for many of you, that means the beginning of a new school year is fast approaching. Although you might not be teaching yet, here are a few August-related ideas that you can use in your classroom throughout the year. Science: August’s birthstone is the peridot, which is gemstone-quality olivine. If you’re […]