It's time to face the facts. If you walk into Target or Walmart, you'll see their back to school sales are in full swing. Like it or not, it's a fact that back to school is coming up! It's time to start thinking of some fun gift ideas for your new students and coworkers! (Notice: this post contains affiliate links for your convenience). Here are 5 "Punny" back to school gift ideas for … [Read more...] about 5 Punny Back to School Gift Ideas
Have you been looking for a fun, engaging activity to integrate the arts into your solar system curriculum? Look no further! I'll show you, step by step, how to create paper mache planets with your students.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. See disclosure policy.This activity is a lot of fun for your students and a great way for them to show what they know about the planets … [Read more...] about How To Make Paper Mache Planets
My son, Parker, is 14 months old. And boy, does he LOVE to be read to. He will choose one of his books and quickly plop himself on my lap so I can read to him. I swear, he chooses a new book to read almost as often as a new toy to play with! I love that it is one of his favorite things to do with me, because I love it as well! In addition, it is important to read to little ones to expose them … [Read more...] about Our 5 Favorite Toddler Books
One thing that I've learned from teaching is that it is literally THE HARDEST job to take a day off! (Well, maybe besides being a parent!) What other job do you have to do more work to call in sick than to just go in and stumble your way through the day? It's awfully ridiculous.This is why it is SO important to have emergency sub plans. What if you get sick enough where you can't come into work, … [Read more...] about 4 Strategies for Writing Emergency Sub Plans on Minds in Bloom!
Dinosaurs are a HUGE deal right now with the kids. The new blockbuster hit Jurassic World was the new #1 movie at the box office during its opening weekend not too long ago. Are your kids excited about dinosaurs? Here is a fun idea that is both fun AND educational!First, you'll need to create the salt dough. You'll need:1 cup salt2 cups flour1 cup water(This will make enough for about 2 … [Read more...] about Salt Dough Fossils, Research Journals, and More to Investigate Dinosaurs!