Bare Fare Flights- What You Need to Know!

You want to travel, see the world, visit family far from home without the road trip, and all without breaking the bank- -who blames you?! Bare Fare flights are making that possible and are the hottest new way to travel!  This is what I have recently experienced zipping around, both within and outside of the …

Cattus Island, Toms River, NJ State Park

We found the quietest, most deserted beach today at Cattus Island State Park and in the middle of August at the Jersey Shore, what a complete rarity!  The park had so many trails, an educational center, a park for the kids, picnic areas and a butterfly garden that we didn’t have time to explore, but …

Limonada con Chia (Lemon/Limeade with Chia)

After a month in Mexico, coming home is an adjustment, but to ease ourselves back into old routines, yet still hear a whisper of times past, let’s make limonada! Just like Laylita explains, in Mexico, limonada could be made with lemons or limes, however, I have yet to ever really see yellow lemons in Mexico. …

Meal Replacement Shake for Breastfeeding Mommas- Protein Without Powder

Busy, Tired, and STARVING!  This summarizes my current situation and I know there have to be other mommas out there who feel the same way. So, I threw a few of my favorite ingredients together for a quick fix. It isn’t the be all, end all, but it has made a huge difference in how …

Interactive Strategies for Spelling and Word Work

A little out-of-the-box practice with some on-the-fly planning! All you need is a bunch of index cards! No printables needed!
I plan most of my introductory lessons with the identify, practice, apply approach in mind. This lets me easily see which stage my students may be stuck at based on what kind of activity they struggle with. That’s how I grouped the activities below and really thesestrategies can be used with any set of words in your word work center!

Make it cross-curricular and use these strategies with Science and Social Studies vocabulary or Math and see the level of understanding soar!

Bacon, Egg & Cheese in a Muffin Tin

In my quest to “quit sugar”, as Sarah Wilson- former editor of Cosmopolitan and qualified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York and author of, “I Quit Sugar”– would say, I have been trying lots of new recipes that make breakfast easy without cereals, toasts, bagels, muffins, etc. And THIS- This was the …