Diwali (pronounced "duh-vaa-lee") is the Festival of Lights and is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. It is India's biggest holiday of the year! As someone who knows very little about this holiday, I made it my mission to do some research, talk to people who do celebrate it AND get my kids ... Read More about Diwali activities for kids
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and being thankful. Here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. My family, doesn't do much for Thanksgiving other than get together and share a meal. Thanksgiving in the USA seems to be widely celebrated with friends and family- maybe more than in ... Read More about 10 FREE Fall & Thanksgiving Activities for Kids!
I get this question all the time, WHEN should my child know their letters/sounds & numbers Well, this is a tricky question! First of all, deep breaths. EVERY CHILD LEARNS AT DIFFERENT TIMES. Sorry, I'm not yelling, but I'm kind of yelling. I don't want you to start getting nervous if your child ... Read More about When and HOW do Kids learn Letters & Numbers?
I Promise, by LeBron James (and illustrated by Nina Mata) is a stunning diverse children's book! What I like the most about it is the power that is assumes each child has inside. In this post I'm going to share how wonderful and special this book is and how I would use this with my students (and ... Read More about How to apply the best text-to-self connections with Diverse Children’s books
A strong Kindergarten morning routine is a MUST. Actually, let me rephrase that. Morning routines are a must. In these times, they’re even more difficult. I love setting up a morning work routine that is predictable AND educational. Stick with me a minute and let me help you! Here are 7 easy, ... Read More about 7 KEY Kindergarten Morning Strategies that will change your day!