Don’t Make it all About Work and no Play

JMJ109  *When I suggest to spend time with your family, I am not talking about doing math problems together here, although it does give me satisfaction to be able to help my children understand math concepts.  Much will be forgotten in the future about the academics we have learned, but not the meaningful experiences we have shared.  …

21 Park Day ideas

JMJ107  *One super fun idea is to host a marketplace- Instead of a clothes or toy swap, switch it up a bit.  Set up a few tables or blankets with the wares, give each child a handful of nickels, and sell everything for 5-10 cents.  Kids can even make things to sell. Park days are…

Host a Scavenger Hunt for Park Day!

JMJ106  *In groups of four buddies each, the kids ran off in different directions with their checklists in hand.  Adults and older kids were posted in different areas of the park for safety’s sake and also to help fulfill the scavenger hunt tasks.  What fun!  Lucky Melissa and her team won first place. Ring the…

Quotes for a Weary Mom

JMJ105  *Today was most definitely a weary day for a weary mom.  I really benefit from a little “quote therapy”, to pick me up, when I have a day like this.  It is soothing to read the kind words others have written, in a spirit of encouragement and also humor.  I thought I would share what…

Quotes for Learners of all Ages

JMJ104  *I find it so inspirational if my life, to read the wisdom that other fellow humans have pondered and written for our benefit.  I thought it would be fun to share some quotes about education that continue to inspire me every time that I read them.   A little inspiration about learning, before getting into…