A Sweet Fix

A Sweet Fix

I was in need of a chocolate fix this morning and was so excited to find a way to support literacy in the process.  Honestly, it’s the last thing I was thinking about when scoping out the candy selection in the local Dollar General store but it made my choice so easy once I saw … Continue reading

LiveHealth Online

LiveHealth Online

There was a time, several years ago (pre-baby, I call it) when I barely visited the doctor once a year.  It seems as though now I cannot go a single month with a doctor’s visit of some sort between me and my two girls.  I also have a fear of emergency rooms which odds are … Continue reading

Hour of Code

Hour of Code

You may have missed it but Computer Science Education Week was December 8th through the 14th.  This year, I’m proud to say, we participated.  I love this quote from Yahoo! CEO, Mariss Mayer.  We may not have had 100% participation but my hope is we’ll continue to participate in the years to come and grow … Continue reading

Unroll.Me

Unroll.Me

We’re back and with a really great Fabulous Find this Friday! With the holiday season quickly approaching, you’re probably finding TONS of unwanted emails floating around in your inbox. They all are telling you about the latest sales and how you should buy their product. While years ago it was a good idea when you … Continue reading

Choose Kindness

Choose Kindness

October is Bully Prevention Prevention Month.  Last year we posted about Pacer’s resources.  This year I’d like to highlight a new campain from Disney called Choose Kindness.  In addition to this video campaign they also have a website, Be Inspired, for further bully prevention resources.  Great choice of positive words Disney!  Kindness and inspire, I … Continue reading

Savings Catcher

Savings Catcher

If you’re one of the 1.75 billion people in the world with a Smartphone, you’re going to want to read this Fabulous Friday Find post! While I typically try to avoid Walmart for shopping (because living in a town with two local colleges/universities…it’s always crazy) they have given me a really good reason to change … Continue reading

World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day

Did you know this Sunday, October 5th 2014 is World Teachers’ Day?  I have to admit, this is the first year I was aware but it was established in 1994.  So what’s this day all about?  Like any other declared day, it’s about raising awareness and support for, you guessed it, TEACHERS, but not just … Continue reading

Healthy Students, Healthy School

Healthy Students, Healthy School

Healthy, active students have higher attendance rates, better test scores and improved performance in their classes and beyond. I (Jennifer) recently began working for an organization called The Alliance for a Healthier Generation. As a teacher, I never thought about how what my students were eating in the cafeteria affected their performance in my classroom. … Continue reading

Encouraging Curiosity

Encouraging Curiosity

Once again Microsoft is furthering education and supporting students’ development of critical digital skills.  If your school is a part of Bing in the Classroom you may have noticed a new strip or “news feed” appearing across the bottom of the page when you visit the homepage, Bing.com.  This new feature was designed to encourage … Continue reading

10 Clever Organizing Hacks for Back to School

10 Clever Organizing Hacks for Back to School

New outfits have been picked out and supplies have been purchased from crowded stores. It’s that time of the year….back to school! While this time of the year can be stressful and cause butterflies to flitter about…we’ve got some resources for you to calm your anxiety. While this post isn’t particularly “tech” related, we think … Continue reading