Category Archives: Classroom
Ready or not, for those of you with kids in school – or going to school for the first time – it’s time to turn your attention to preparations for the coming year.
There are deals to be had and bargains to be found everywhere when it comes to school supplies, but even so without utilizing a few tricks and strategies your purchases can quickly add up and infringe upon other earmarks in your back-to-school budget.
In our latest dispatch, Wendy shares a few tips from a seasoned veteran, followed by some advice for those of you who may not be able to afford some or all of the items on your child’s back-to-school list. Continue reading
I wrote a post a few months back about being housebound for a few days with sick kids, but I realize now it was written by a dewy-eyed amateur. Thanks to the last six weeks of snowy, icy, blizzardy hell, I am now a hard-bitten, grizzled veteran of houseboundness. And I’d love to share. Continue reading
Since my son doesn’t know what he is missing, it isn’t difficult to sell him on the idea of making valentines, as that’s what we’ve always done for ideological reasons. In wondering whether homemade is cost-effective, I discovered that there is indeed a financial bonus: I didn’t search extensively, but the price of a box of 24 valentines seems to start around $9 (almost 40¢ per card) and go up from there, with $17 a box being the highest price I saw before my head exploded. Continue reading
Libraries are home to so much more than books, and they’re – what’s that word again? Oh yeah – free. Here are a few of the things I love about my local library. Continue reading
If you’re the parent of a young child in school, be it preschool or their last year of grade school, this discussion is probably all too familiar to you. While I can’t answer the what-should-we-do question for our family – or even our class – yet, I can pass along a couple of ideas and some things to consider. Continue reading