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April Activities and Inspiration

We welcome the month of April with pranks and jokes. Some say it originated when the calendar changed from Julian to Gregorian and the beginning of the year was moved to January 1st instead of April 1st. Years later, people who still celebrated according to the Julian New Year in April were teased and pranked […]

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Getting Creative: Writing Prompts for Kids

My son needs practice with his penmanship, and he typically finds long writing assignments frustrating. I’m not sure if his being left-handed has anything to do with it, but I usually give writing assignments in small increments so that he doesn’t get overwhelmed. I’ve also noticed that offering a drawing activity as a follow-up (or […]

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Notebooking Pages

So I’ve been working on creating notebooking pages so that I can give my son writing assignments that are short, but allow him to express what he’s learned about the topics we are covering. I can give only one page at a time, or I can pair it with one of the drawing pages. We’ll be […]

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