word building

learning to spell contractions: sneaky games and play
February 22, 2012 3 comments

learning to spell contractions: sneaky games and play

We were so thankful for the gorgeous three-day weekend to slowly get us back on track and to allow us to (kind of) regain control over the mess that had ...

back-to-school shopping with three crazy-cool kids
August 15, 2011 3 comments

back-to-school shopping with three crazy-cool kids

After our crazy-successful Smart Summer Challenge, I needed a little week-long offline vay-cay to say the least! Our Smart Summer Challenge was a smashing success (woo-hoo!), but blogging daily for ...

building words outside, on the fly, WordWorld-style
April 26, 2011 2 comments

building words outside, on the fly, WordWorld-style

Cora and I were just hanging around out front last night, relaxing in the breeze and getting some fresh air while Maddy, Owen, and my husband hit the driving range. ...

word building, name building (and crossing the line)
April 6, 2011 27 comments

word building, name building (and crossing the line)

I try really hard to mix things up for Owen and Cora during homework time; some days they just color.  Some days they paint.  But at least 2-3 times each ...

building words with letter lids
March 24, 2010 5 comments

building words with letter lids

We have been rockin’ it out with our alphabet letter lids since we made them a few weeks back, and occasionally I’ll throw in some word building when the kids ...

boot camp and backyard learning
March 6, 2010 No Comment

boot camp and backyard learning

Today, I will be enjoying a day away at Baltimore Bloggy Boot Camp, learning a bit about SEO, PR, and Social Media while meeting some new local bloggers and hanging ...

white board writing
February 19, 2009 No Comment

white board writing

For some reason, all of the students I have ever worked with have always loved using dry erase markers and white boards, and the same has proven true with my ...

S.T.A.M.P. D.A.Y.
February 1, 2009 2 comments

S.T.A.M.P. D.A.Y.

At a garage sale years ago, I paid a woman $5 for what seemed like every single stamp that had ever been made; she was moving, was tired of stamping, ...

valentine's day hearts & big, pig, FIG!
January 28, 2009 No Comment

valentine’s day hearts & big, pig, FIG!

Snow! Snow! Snow! Today was our first official Snow Day of the year, so our house was abuzz with energy! Mom was home! Woo-hoo! (But what’s new?) Dad was home!! ...