Strategies to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ with our Kids

July 1, 2022 I won't bore you with a bunch of science and data, but I will tell you that there is a lot that exists to support the summer slide theory. If you aren't familiar with what that is, it is scientific evidence that kids that take the summer off without doing any kind … Continue reading Strategies to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ with our Kids

Productivity Trick: 6 Tasks List

June 28, 2022 If you are like me, there are times where you feel either constantly overwhelmed, busy and yet not as productive and more added than removed to your to do list, or you slow down to a creepy crawl--especially in summer with less commitments. I struggle to find a good in between mode. … Continue reading Productivity Trick: 6 Tasks List

The Simple Trick I Use For Improving Parent Communication & Student Sucess

June 21, 2022 If I have learned nothing else after 15 years in the classroom, it's that parent involvement increases student success. When both they and I are committed to a learning and progressing and are on the same page for our plans, the student has a clear path to follow. For years, sending home … Continue reading The Simple Trick I Use For Improving Parent Communication & Student Sucess

Simple Southern Banana Pudding Recipe

June 17, 2022 Simple Banana Pudding--I made these 4 containers from doubling the recipe below and made some dads (and me) very happy! I am pulling this one from the archives since it is a simple and favorite recipe. This weekend we went out to dinner to a restaurant that normally has banana pudding, but … Continue reading Simple Southern Banana Pudding Recipe

Summer Reset Series – Phase 3 – Setting the Stage in the Classroom

June 14, 2022 We are on a roll! So far, in phase one, we cleared out our inventory and ordered or purchased what we still need. In phase two, we planned and prepped, either for the first term, or for as much of the year as we could to lighten our load during the school … Continue reading Summer Reset Series – Phase 3 – Setting the Stage in the Classroom

Hurricane Preparation for RVers & Travelers

June 10, 2022 Hurricane season runs from June 1st until November 30th each year and, if you are traveling near any coast lines in the United States, you'll want to be prepared. The lists of what to have can be very elaborate and expensive, so you'll want to prioritize. But, if you live or travel … Continue reading Hurricane Preparation for RVers & Travelers

Summer Reset Series – Phase 2 – Content Planning & Preparations

June 7, 2022 Welcome back! Whether you are working this one day at a time at the end of summer, or a task each week over the summer, I am breaking down the steps for a smooth return with a much done in advance as possible. Brace yourselves for lots of information, so plan brain … Continue reading Summer Reset Series – Phase 2 – Content Planning & Preparations

Camping Without Gear – Campground Cabins and Tiny Homes

June 3, 2022 Campgrounds have been making that outdoor lifestyle available for people who don't own gear, but many people aren't even aware that there are options out there. While purchasing tents, campers, and all the gear needed for these adventures can be costly and take up storage space you may not have, there are … Continue reading Camping Without Gear – Campground Cabins and Tiny Homes

Summer Reset Series – Phase 1 – Classroom Supplies & Resources

May 31, 2022 Summer break. The words educators and students alike look forward to for some much needed rest and catching up. Some educators spend their summer rotating between rest and preparing for the upcoming school year while some educators enjoy summer and save those tasks for when school starts, or a week or two … Continue reading Summer Reset Series – Phase 1 – Classroom Supplies & Resources