At Bethany Christian, kids are supported based on their abilities. If a child needs extra support and tutoring, the academic support is there. They even have a program that is directed specially towards dyslexia. If a child is excelling in reading or math they are allowed to move to the next level. Not a lot… Continue reading Back to school? Consider redirecting your Arizona state tax dollars.
Attending back to school night last night only makes me confirm that we made the right choice with sending Doc to this school. Bethany Christian is very small school in comparison to other schools in the valley. Ask any one of the parents or even kids about why they love Bethany Christian and they will… Continue reading I love our school
What can I say. The week has gotten away from me yet again. Last week was a blur of work and end of the school year. Doc finished her last day of school and is moving on to 2nd grade. This year she received the reading award for reading the most books during the year… Continue reading Schools out for summer… or is it?
Last week was a blur of events. #RedForED As many of you might know, the RedForEd movement in Arizona was in full force. Teacher went on strike and abandoned their classrooms until the governor signed a bill that would give teachers a 20% raise by 2020 an increases classroom finding and building infrastructure. Needless… Continue reading My thoughts – #RedForED Vs #PurpleForParents
It’s a sad day for Arizona and its kids. I understand that teachers want better pay and better classroom funding. I understand that 30+ kids in a classroom has negative effects on teachers and students. I understand the frustrations with giving your all and feeling like you do not get anything back. There are a… Continue reading Arizona kids loose. Why I do not support a walkout.
I know what you’re thinking. I’m one of those neurotic moms that tries to look for everything wrong with a school. That mom that thinks nothing is good enough for her snowflake child. That mom that calls daycare up 10 times a day because she’s worried about her child. Or that helicopter mom that make… Continue reading We finally found a preschool for Bam.
So this weekend we went down to Tucson for a toy convention. While Tyler went looking for toys and collectibles he can sell, I went there for books. Its safe today that I am a book worm. I enjoy reading to my kids everything from picture books, to middle school chapter books. I’m often up… Continue reading Life of a book worm with kids
In keeping with our New Year’s goal of doing one big family adventure a month, we went to the Arizona Renaissance festival. We try to go every year in February when the festival first opens. For the first few weekends of the festival people forget its that time of year and so the line are… Continue reading Renaissance festival..the good…the weird…and the bad
Our family has been at the same preschool for 7 years. Doc who is not 7, went there and Bam who is 2 has gone there since she was 10 weeks. I went to high school with the current director and many of the teachers. Several of our close family friends have sent there kids… Continue reading Mom advice needed
Tyler got stung by a scorpion at work. Ok. Lets back up a little. For those of you who do not live in the Southwestern United States (or Arizona) let me just clarify things. Yes Arizona is hot in the summer. So hot that it feel like you are going to melt and… Continue reading Scorpion Stings, Dry Heat, and Wildlife
Dear Friends and Family, This is the time of year that I use my blog to humbly ask for your help and support. A year ago, Tyler and I prayed fervently about where to send Scarlett to 1st grade since our local school district was not giving her the academic support she needed to excel.… Continue reading Do you know where your AZ State Tax dollars are going?
Since I haven't posted any book reviews over the last two weeks...im going to post my favorite quotes from Neil Gaiman who wrote fairy tales for adults, and kids.
My mother once told me, “Finding quality education for your child will be the hardest thing you do as a parent”. She wasn’t wrong. I pride myself on knowing a lot about education, educational politics, and different teaching methods without being a teacher. Over the last 3 years I’ve researched the death out of every… Continue reading Moms struggles with educational choices