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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Limitless Learners Contest

Win $500 for college plus $1000 for a school or library.
When you love learning, there's no limit to what you can achieve! Apply to the Limitless Learners Contest to win money for college, plus a donation for your elementary school or local library.


Prize - Six (6) students will be selected to win the following:
  • $500 to contribute to future education expenses.
  • $1000 donation for their school or local library.
  • Premium lifetime membership to Education.com for their educator.
Who qualifies - Applicants for the Limitless Learners Contest must:
  • Be students in kindergarten to 5th grade as of the 2019–2020 school year.
  • Have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian (see form here).
  • Be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
How to apply- Students will need to do the following by October 31, 2019 to apply:
  • Obtain a completed consent form signed by the applicant's parent or legal guardian.
  • Respond to the following prompt in the appropriate format (listed below): Describe a time when you were having so much fun, you didn't realize you were learning something new:
  • Kindergarten students: Create a piece of art (e.g. draw or paint a picture) and write about what is happening, or ask an adult to write a sentence or two describing your picture.
  • 1st grade students: Create a piece of art (e.g. draw or paint a picture) and write 1–3 sentences about it.
  • 2nd grade students: Write a short story (5–8 sentences) and create at least one picture to illustrate it.
  • 3rd grade: Write a short story, journal entry, or comic strip.
  • 4th grade: Write a short story, journal entry, poem, or comic strip.
  • 5th grade: Write a personal narrative, short story, poem, or comic strip.




Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Holiday Worksheets

It is no secret that I love things holiday themed. I decorate for each and every holiday every year. I also love a good holiday craft or really anything holiday themed. Also as someone who works in education, I love pulling in the theme to anything educational for the kids. We try to make sure some of our activities are educational as well as fun during the holidays. The great people at Education.com have shared this fun tracing activity with me.




Grab a pencil and practice your handwriting and spelling with this fun St. Paddy's day word tracer. Check out Education.com for other fun spelling resources!

I love any sites that provides us additional resources for our kids and educational ones too! Be sure to check them out for lots of fun holiday themed activities. 


Monday, January 7, 2019

Continuing my love of these wipes

I love Seventh Generation Free and Clear Wipes and was very happy to try the new and improved version from Generation Good




I love how thick they are and that it takes very few wipes to get most jobs done. I think that makes them a cost saving wipe as well as knowing how safe they are on my little ones sensitive skin. These wipes are by far the best that I have tried with my two little ones, and we have tried a bunch!

We love keeping these with us for on the go trips!


**No compensation was received for this post, I was sent free sample wipes to try even though we already use them!


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Child Hunger Efforts Today!

Did you know that 1 in 6 children in the United States face hunger?

That’s why Sarah Michelle Gellar teamed up with Mott’s and No Kid Hungry to design a one-of-a-kind lunch bag now available for auction on eBay to raise money and awareness for No Kid Hungry, a campaign to
end childhood hunger in America by national
nonprofit Share Our Strength.

From now until September 29, you can head over to ebay.com/usr/nokidhungry to place a bid on this unique masterpiece, 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to No Kid Hungry!

Other celebrities that have personalized a Mott’s lunch bag include:  

**** This information has been provided by Mott’s.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Basement Renovation 2018

I have posted before that when we bought our house a few years ago, we did so knowing that we wanted to finish the basement. It was a huge space, and we bought the house because the staircase was on the side and made the space appear bigger, this is different then 95% of the houses in our neighborhood....




We got a few prices to have all the work done last year, and Hubby was not impressed with the labor costs when he knew he could do the job himself. A few meetings with the township building office last Fall, and in February we were cleared to start building!

I posted here about our large delivery orders and progress, but now the final product!

Please excuse the mess, the kids moved in as soon as the carpet was installed:)

We made the space with a few distinctive areas, a TV space back by the stairs, a large open space for toys.....



 My workout area

A kitchen/craft area without carpet
 A full bathroom

I am more them impressed that Hubby completed this all in about 5 months while only doing it on weekends and nights and still working full time, going to all the kids events and games, and not missing any family functions. It was a labor of love and we are so happy with the way it came out.