Host a Tea to Celebrate Mother’s Day with your Class

    Start with Invitations

      Once you have planned the details of your Mothers Day tea, the next step is making the invitations.

    Gauge your students level of involvement by their ages and skill levels. For instance, if you teach older kids, you can write the date and time of the tea on the board, pass out construction paper and let the children make their own invitations. Continue reading Host a Tea to Celebrate Mother’s Day with your Class

Four Friendship Activities for Preschoolers: Promote Friendships & Community in your Classroom

    Start Right Away

    The initial day of school and, by extension, the first week, truly set the pace for the rest of the year. Children develop a pecking order, and the weak ones are subconsciously identified and separated from the natural born leaders. Introverts may keep to the back and the edges of the more boisterous extraverts. Icebreakers designed to get the kids off to a great first day of preschool will go a long way to nip teasing and bullying in the bud, and they make it easier for preschoolers to create a feeling of belonging, which in turn makes it easier to let go of moms hand. Continue reading Four Friendship Activities for Preschoolers: Promote Friendships & Community in your Classroom

Should the Government be Able to Take Away Parental Rights to Homeschool?

    Controversy’s Brewing!

      When it comes to the debate about whether parents should be allowed to homeschool, the debate comes down to two simple positions: The right of parents to make decisions about how their children will be educated vs. the right of governments to ensure that they have properly trained and productive workers. What is the primary right? It’s heavily debatable. It depends whether you give priority to individual freedoms or society as a whole.

    I’m one of those people who believe that there are times when the government should intervene in parental decisions to homeschool. Continue reading Should the Government be Able to Take Away Parental Rights to Homeschool?