Connect With Your Child Through Conversation With The Scholastic KidQ App! #KidQApp #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scholastic Parent & Child. All opinions are 100% mine.      One of my favorite parts of the day is arriving home from work and being able to talk to both of my boys about their day.  They are usually abuzz with everything that happened at school as well as the conversations and interactions that they had with their peers and teachers.  After working and being away from them throughout the day, I love having this time to connect with them and spending a little bit of special time together.      As an educator of over fifteen years, I was thrilled to find out that Scholastic, an educational brand that I have trusted throughout the years, recently developed an App to help parents connect with their children through conversation.  After all, what better way to establish this connection than by talking and sharing with your kids?  The KidQ app for iPhone and Android facilitates conversation via fun Q&A's … [Read more...]

What Are Some Fun Summer Activities To Keep Kids Engaged? #PCBigDay #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats.  All opinions are 100% mine.    The Summer can be a great time to spend some quality time with your family and to enjoy some fun outdoor activities with your children.  It is important to keep kids engaged during their vacation from school so that they can be productive during their time off.  There are many exciting activities that you can do with your kids that can help them to nurture and foster their interests and to teach them how to set and accomplish personal goals.    Personally, we love to get outside during the warm weather and have some fun together riding our bikes.  It allows all of us to enjoy some fresh air while getting some great exercise.  We also take the time to enjoy the scenery and nature around our neighborhood while we ride together and laugh and talk together.  I can't think of a better outdoor activity to get our boys up and about during the Summer.     Since we have … [Read more...]

#CaptainUnderpants Strikes Again! @Scholastic

    As long as I have been a Literacy Specialist, I have been familiar with the popular children's book series Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey.  These books have always been a staple in my classroom library and have enticed avid and reluctant readers alike over the years that I have been an educator.  My middle school students love to read all about the antics of Captain Underpants and heroes George and Harold.     In their latest adventure titled,  Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers, we are forced to consider a world without UNDERPANTS!  When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they had been turned into evil zombie nerds doomed to roam a devastated, post-apocalyptic planet for all eternity.        But why, you might ask, didn't the amazing Captain Underpants save the boys from this frightening fate? Because Tippy Tinkletrousers and his time-traveling hijinks prevented George and Harold from creating Captain Underpants … [Read more...]