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Rules for the Classroom

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Rules for the Classroom

Classroom rules can make children feel safe and contribute to a respectful learning community. A well managed learning space helps give students predictability and eventually ownership over their learning. When they know clearly what is expected of them, they can settle in and get busy learning. We have 6 rules that are perfect for your classroom or learning space: listen be nice try hard be safe share care They are concise and practical. They encompass with simplicity, a vast array of expectations for the classroom. Just about everything will fit within one of our six 'simple' rules. For example, if you...


Spanish for You! Homeschool Package

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Spanish for You! Homeschool Package

 Friends, we have been so fortunate to have Spanish for You! as a MommyMaestra sponsor for years now. If you follow this blog, you know how awesome they are. The monthly freebies the offer you are some of the most popular posts on this blog. So many Spanish learners with children in middle school use these freebies to supplement their lessons. And Spanish for You! continues their generosity by providing one of their themed homeschool packages for this year's Back-to-School Fiesta! Giveaway Product Description: Spanish for You! Themed School-Year Homeschool Package for Grades 3-4, 5-6, or 7-8, plus coordinating optional workbook and...


Back-To-School Organization For Homeschooling

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Back-To-School Organization For Homeschooling

Sponsored by Ibotta.  All content and opinions are 100% my own. on me: bodysuit (XS / TTS) (similar, similar) | ruffle midi skirt (XS / TTS) | clear-strap sandals (also here) | leopard headband (similar only $12!) on Mei: tie-dye overalls | pink bunny graphic tee on Dylan: pokemon graphic tee | cargo shorts School is starting up in a couple weeks for us and it’s been quite the roller coaster ride the past few weeks as we figure out what how school is going to look for our kids this year.  We had a mini taste of homeschooling last spring as schools shut down...


This is how we’re defining success this school year

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This is how we’re defining success this school year

In the ever-moving lives of parents and children, opportunities to slow down and reflect on priorities can be hard to come by. But, a new school year scheduled to begin in the midst of a global pandemic offers the chance to reflect on how we should all think about measures of success. For both parents and kids, that may mean putting a fresh emphasis on optimism, creativity and curiosity. Throughout recent decades "school success" became entangled with "academic achievement," with cases of anxiety among school children dramatically increasing in the past few generations. Then, almost overnight, the American school system...


Publishing an Acknowledgment Ideas and Products

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Publishing an Acknowledgment Ideas and Products

Why Absolutely Everyone Is Talking About Education Day You are going to be PLAYING for the entire period of the session. As parents, you have to guarantee they get adequate sleep every couple of hours to make sure that they’re well rested and much less cranky. Celebrated annually on June 6, it is a day affordablepapersreliable to winner the worthiness of higher education and to acknowledge all the tough work that has to be done in order to ensure everyone can share in it. SITE Minnesota’s Education Day includes speakers covering current industry issues together with the potential for several...