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Multiplication Story and Game for 6 X 9 = 54

 on August 25, 2015

I think we all know that in order for kids to remember important school facts, it needs to be meaningful.  I would argue though, that if it's not meaningful, it can be downright silly and kids will also remember it!  Not only does Multiplication.com use silly stories to make multiplication facts come to life, but this activity will double the silliness and have kids giggling, learning, and leaving the classroom knowing that 6 X 9 = 54.  Success!  

Comic Book/Superhero Beginning of the Year Printables

 on August 16, 2015

It's that time of year again where teachers around the country are preparing classrooms for their new students!

If you look on Pinterest, there are some amazing and fun themes and ideas for creating a fun classroom environment.

One theme that seems to be very popular right now, is the Comic Book/Superhero theme.

We have created some fun printables for you to go along with the Comic Book/Superhero theme!


How to Draw a Cowboy Sitting on a Fence

 on August 3, 2015

As a 12-year-old girl, I loved picking up the Sunday comics, settling into a chair around our kitchen table with a paper and pencil in front of me.  My favorite part of the Sunday comics was the "How to Draw" section, and I completely devoured it each week.  Some were more intricate and challenging than others, and those are the ones that stuck with me.  I want to share my favorite drawing from the 12 year-old me.

How to Draw a Cowboy Sitting on a Fence.  

Back to School:10 Homemade Lunch Ideas

 on July 20, 2015

The signs are everywhere, pointing to one outcome that none of us can deny.

Back to school (insert frown face)!!!!

No more cute patio furniture lining the isle of the store. They have been replaced with school supply lists, backpacks, pencils and erasers.

That means it's also time to pack lunches... 

Inside Out

 on June 25, 2015

If you only take your kids to one movie this summer, make it Inside Out! Pixar Films has a long list of blockbusters, but Inside Out is in a league of it's own.

5 of Our Favorite 4th of July Math Kabobs

 on June 18, 2015

Using summer fun for  learning can be as simple as these yummy festive kabobs.

Have your kids practice counting, patterns, arrays and so much more with these hands on kabob recipes for the 4th of July.

Berry Kabobs from Family Circle

Thread 4 blueberries, 2 mini-marshmallows and 2 raspberries on each of five 10-inch wooden sticks.

Cool Math Videos to Watch This Summer

 on June 17, 2015

Summer is upon us and those HOT summer days can get long! 

When your kiddos are overwhelmed and exhausted from the heat,

 needing some inside air conditioning reprieve, send them over to these fun math videos.

How to Host a Math Birthday Party

 on June 9, 2015

Ah, the perfect birthday party.

Let's face it, we've all been there, striving for party perfection, as if Martha herself may walk through the door at any moment!

The perfect decor, carefully planned color scheme, coordinating balloons,  Aunt Rosie's vintage table cloth.  

7 of Our Favorite " Avoid the Summer Slide" Activities

 on May 31, 2015

It's here! It's finally here! 

The world's longest month--MAY-- is finally over! 

Time for long summer nights, BBQ'S on the patio, camping in the mountains, and iced tea by the pool!

Then, I remember: This is when my kids brains turn to mush, they forget what math and reading are and their little brains wither away. 

Well, ok....not really!  That could be a slight exaggeration!  


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