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Her Story: Ladies In Literature 2018 with Blair Thornburgh

Last updated: 06/15/2018

As a kid, I knew that some books were special. Some books got it. Some books I picked up and was astonished that the author — a grown-up — knew what it was like to be six, eigh

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Underachieving Gifted Students – Gifted Today

Last updated: 06/15/2018

Information you’ve shared in the past about traits of gifted students was right on point for my son, who is in the 8th grade and in the TIP program. It was also highly aligned to

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Recharge, Renew, Reflect: Using the Summer Months to Make the Next School Year the Best Ever (K-8)

Last updated: 06/14/2018

If you are an educator with some time away from school this summer, hopefully you are using a lot of it to recharge. There are many ways you might to do this: gardening, lounging,

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Under the Sea Tunnel Book - Easy Peasy and Fun

Last updated: 06/14/2018

Tunnel books are super easy to make and your kids (and you) will get hooked! To get you started we prepared a printable under the sea tunnel book template which the kids (or you) c

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Capturing Parenthood, One Moment and Photo at a Time

Last updated: 06/14/2018

The ParentNormal Capturing Parenthood, One Moment and Photo at a Time June 11, 2018 by Chris Cate My ninth year as a father begins this month. To say it’s been an adventure would

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Learn What Dissolves in Water with a Preschool Science Experiment

Last updated: 06/14/2018

This is a fun experiment for preschoolers to predict and observe what dissolves in water. You’ll both have fun making predictions! I’ve mentioned before that Henry’s really

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20+ Low-Prep Preschool Activities to Teach Shapes

Last updated: 06/14/2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Discover more than 20 engaging preschool activities to teach and reinforce shapes! Low-prep, hands-on fun for little ones. There’s no bet

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Effective Early Education Requires Effective and Empowered Early Educators

Last updated: 06/14/2018

Effective early childhood education paves the way for school success and better life chances. This is a well-researched fact. Yet, a high percentage of young children in our countr

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7 Tips to Keep Kids Happy On A Plane - Cool Moms Cool Tips

Last updated: 06/14/2018

This is not a sponsored post. Nevertheless, we do highlight our friends from Emirates Airline I have a running countdown for every trip we take regardless of destination.  Yet, I

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Sharing The Vision And Shaping The Future: A Message To The Next Generation Of Leaders - BOOST Cafe

Last updated: 06/14/2018

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of California’s first comprehensive afterschool legislation. Since then, the investment in California’s most vulnerable chil

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