Todd’s Note – Recently, at school, I had to deal with a student that was having a bad day. Nothing I tried seemed to work with this student. When my counselor tried to engage the student in conversation she didn’t find success either, until it came to talking about his pet. It was the door that she needed to talk about making good choices and responsibility, etc…
Introducing a pet to your household can provide your kids with a companion that they love and can help them learn about responsibility and compassion as they care for the animal. It’s [...]
This article was supposed to be part of a blogtrain. But, I missed the deadline. However, links to other articles in the blogtrain are provided below.
There are many skills that children, specifically someone around the age of 12 should have. It is not really fair to try and narrow it down to a short list. Moreover, skills can be necessary in a regional sense. 12 year olds in Alaska need to know what to do when confronted by a bear. That’s not the case down here in Texas. Then, depending on your own [...]
Todd’s Note – If you haven’t been in a Kindergarten classroom in a while, you might have the wrong impression about what they actually do! If you are going on memory, you are probably thinking about extended play time, naps and learning how to share. That is all done, well not the naps, but that doesn’t even touch the tip of the iceberg! Students in Kindergarten are reading books by mid-semester! Yes…you read that correctly!
I know at my school, the Kindergarten teachers work miracles. They start off the year looking like they are herding cats to turning out students [...]
Todd’s Note – This is such an issue every Fall. Students come back and need to get the brain working again from being off all summer! A steady diet of video games and TV isn’t the answer. One thing that always suffers is reading. In this article, Part Time Nanny discusses 16 ways to keep your child learning. Read the teaser and then jump to the full story.
Summer vacation is a time for fun in the sun and enjoying freedom from the drudgery of school in the minds of most children. Making sure that they retain some of [...]
Although some may assume a chainsaw is more of a homesteading tool rather than a survival tool, I want to disprove that assumption. Obviously, you are probably not going to find a chainsaw in your survival gear, nor will one miraculously appear in a survival situation, but hear me out. The whole idea of preparing for a survival situation hinges on the preparation aspect. A chainsaw is a valuable tool in survival training and preparation.
Part of your training should include spending some time outdoors around a campfire. It would be nice and easy to use a chainsaw to [...]