Education

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Volunteering At kids’ schools – You get more than you give!

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Since leaving my day job last year, I have got heavily involved in volunteering at my kids’ elementary school. And, I must say it has been a very fulfilling experience for me. For one, I feel connected to the community... (Continue reading)

Saving a year, are we?

This dilemma is often faced by parents of kids whose birthday falls past the school cut-off date. The dilemma is whether to follow the mandate and stay put or jump through hoops to ‘save a year’ by pushing the child... (Continue reading)

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Educational Websites for Kids

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I have compiled a list of educational websites that I have found very useful for enrichment of my now 8 and 5 year old boys. It has taken me some time to research and gather these from friends and people... (Continue reading)

Homework

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We went out of town all weekend and when we got back, I suddenly realized that homework was due….(shame on me, lazy mommy :)) The babe is in kindergarten and though we dont officially get homework, we are begining to... (Continue reading)

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Teacher Appreciation Ideas – Three must dos

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up. We wrote a piece on ideas for teacher appreciation week here.Here are some new ideas for teacher apppreciation week – 1. Show your Enthusiasm : Says Suzie, a Bloggermoms writer and a veteran teacher... (Continue reading)

The Pursuit Of Creativity

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A few months back, I had written a blog titled The Creative Mind, my layman perspective on the importance of creativity. I didn’t know it then, but what started off as an intriguing topic for research at first, has turned... (Continue reading)

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Helping Your Preschooler Prepare for Writing

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     It’s amazing how children write a scribble one day, then a shape and then all of a sudden they’re asking you how to spell the word dinosaur.  The leaps and bounds preschoolers make are amazing!  As a parent, we... (Continue reading)

Back to School – Some additional tips

Susana had some additional tips to offer for new parents, which I included in a new post as you may have already read the post I made yesterday on Back to School Tips from a Veteran Teacher. Some examples of... (Continue reading)

Back to School Tips from a Veteran Teacher

So its that time of the year again – Back to school. For those of us who are not from the US, back to school or especially starting school for the first time can be a but daunting.  Whereas we... (Continue reading)

The Creative Mind

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 The fixation with academic excellence in Indian families is alarming to say the least. I have been subjected to a countless conversations on how well the children (I’m talking about 3 to 7 year olds here) are doing academically. “Is... (Continue reading)

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Woman in Question – Linda – Perspectives on art and children

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Name: Linda Travers Occupation: Art teacher and Enterpreneur, Director, Abrakadoodle Art Programs for Children, Northwest Atlanta Education: PHD in Education Born and Brought up: Wilmington, Delaware. I grew up in Maryland, Virginia, and Florida Places Lived In: Maryland, Virginia, Indiana,... (Continue reading)

Positive Discipline

Of late I have been reading a book called ‘Positive Discipline’ by Jane Nelson. I bought the book after I was flummoxed by a ‘surprise’ question in a parent questionnaire for school admissions. I say surprise, as I was supposed... (Continue reading)

The first days of preschool

Preschool, Day 1   Me (trying to establish good habits of talking about school to kids): How was school? Babe: It was good Me: (feeling like a textbook perfect mother) I am glad you liked it today. You don’t have... (Continue reading)

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Celebrating Multiculturalism in Preschool

Next week is family-week at the boys’ preschool. Each child has been asked to make a poster (with the parent’s help) describing his/her cultural background. So the boys and I were busy making our poster, the last couple of days.... (Continue reading)

First Summer Camp

Day 1   I never had summer camp while growing up. Summers would mean staying at home and doing holiday homework. And of course, NOT doing holiday homework and visiting cousins and maybe a trip to Darjeeling or Puri. But... (Continue reading)

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Georgia CRCT scores

Hey bloggermoms..The crct scores are out. If you have a school grader, then you may have already received the scores that were sent home.  If anybody is looking to move based on the schools this year or next year, here is... (Continue reading)

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Red, Blue and White

Last in the Spirit Week series was Red, Blue and White Day. Children were to dress in clothes with those colors. The highlight of the day was “Make Your Own Sundae”. Scooping vanilla ice creme all by yourself, as much... (Continue reading)

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The Big Debate – When to begin a second language

A few days ago I spoke to an old friend of mine.  He has a three year old, about 9 months older than the babe. And it was amazing how we had some of the same ‘Big Issues’ or concerns... (Continue reading)

Swimming Pool safety for kids

We have a huge backyard and last year we put a swimming pool – a very nice one I should say.My kids had lot of fun- and me too :-). My kids knew swimming.I thought I would write this post as... (Continue reading)

When do kids learn to read???

Hi Bloggermoms!!!I am back..My daughter was sick..She had a fever of 101 deg…Now She is doing good..I couldnt get to the computer last few days…So howz everybody doing??? How was April fool??My son had a blast saying funny things to... (Continue reading)

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