When I was in second grade, my desk was in the corner of the room facing the “penguin wall.” We called it my “office.” I was a little ball of energy and in

The Powerful Effect Of Meditation On Children

When I was in second grade, my desk was in the corner of the room facing the “penguin wall.” We called it my “office.” I was a little ball of energy and in

Coming back to school is always a fun and exciting time of year.  In the first few days we talk a lot about who we are, and what makes each ...

Coming back to school is always a fun and exciting time of year. In the first few days we talk a lot about who we are, and what makes each ...

When I was in second grade, my desk was in the corner of the room facing the “penguin wall.” We called it my “office.” I was a little ball of energy and in

The Powerful Effect Of Meditation On Children

When I was in second grade, my desk was in the corner of the room facing the “penguin wall.” We called it my “office.” I was a little ball of energy and in

Each child gets a 1/4 of a circle and decorates in a way that says something about themself.  Nice integration with fractions also.

Each child gets a 1/4 of a circle and decorates in a way that says something about themself. Nice integration with fractions also.

As a school counselor, I often had kids come into my office in a heightened   state, and it was my job to be able to help them calm down and get back to   work in class. I had lots of items in my room to help achieve that. It’s   always easier for kids to talk about what’s bothering them when they’re   doing another activity or playing a game. As a mom, I know that there are   lots of things that can help my kids reset when they are having a hard   time, or getting into arguments or just…

10 Strategies To Help Kids Calm Down

As a school counselor, I often had kids come into my office in a heightened state, and it was my job to be able to help them calm down and get back to work in class. I had lots of items in my room to help achieve that. It’s always easier for kids to talk about what’s bothering them when they’re doing another activity or playing a game. As a mom, I know that there are lots of things that can help my kids reset when they are having a hard time, or getting into arguments or just…

A preschool inspired playroom. My two year old just started preschool recently and I wanted to mimic the structure of her new school in her playroom.

Preschool Inspired Playroom

A preschool inspired playroom. My two year old just started preschool recently and I wanted to mimic the structure of her new school in her playroom.

DIY Portable LEGO Kit with Free Printable Activity Cards.  A great idea for those times where you have to wait (Doctor's office, restaurant) or when you are traveling (great in the car or on a plane)!  Great for visual motor integration practice. From Fun at Home with Kids

DIY Portable LEGO Kit with 24 Free Printable Activity Cards

DIY Portable LEGO Kit with Free Printable Activity Cards. A great idea for those times where you have to wait (Doctor's office, restaurant) or when you are traveling (great in the car or on a plane)! Great for visual motor integration practice. From Fun at Home with Kids

This is a great poster to encourage better descriptive words in the classroom.  ...this would be great for writers workshop. Or you could create your own as a class and add on words!

This is a great poster to encourage better descriptive words in the classroom. ...this would be great for writers workshop. Or you could create your own as a class and add on words!

Mag Chalkboard Paint: Paint a wall, have some craft activities to have her make castle/house/outdoors/etc pieces (modular ideas so she can build the castle in many different configurations). Also could use chalk to outline and draw.

Mag Chalkboard Paint: Paint a wall, have some craft activities to have her make castle/house/outdoors/etc pieces (modular ideas so she can build the castle in many different configurations). Also could use chalk to outline and draw.

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