August 2014

Kids Need Physical Activity

Originally published by Scholastic Parents: The Learning ToolkitKids Need Physical Activity - Here are some ideas for what parents can do to increase children's physical activity.By Michael Rhattigan on August 8, 2014 The majority of parents understand that children need physical activity. We inherently know this from real-world experience with kids.

The Smells of August

Smells of August

The smells of crayons, freshly sharpened pencils, and the rainbow of colored paper thrill me.  Yes, I smell the supplies.  I love staring at pencils, all kinds of pencils.  The thought of having colored paper at my disposal gives me goose bumps.  The random thoughts of collecting all sorts of schools supplies gets me giddy.  I enjoy strategizing what I’m going to buy and how I am going to manage traveling to a variety of stores to get the best sales.  It’s not like I need to purchase the supplies, but having them handy in case a student doesn’t, gives me some sort of satisfaction, or maybe