Showing posts with label school. Show all posts
Showing posts with label school. Show all posts

Friday, September 16, 2016

How to Decorate a Notebook with Duct Tape and Giveaway

Decorate the Notebook with Duct Tape
Richela Fabian Morgan has shared this tutorial on how we can decorate notebooks using duct tape. Fabian Morgan is the author of the Duct Tape Series Books: Tape It and Make It, Tape It and Make More, Tape It and Wear It, and Duct Tape Bags. The photographs and instructions below are courtesy of Fabian Morgan author of the Duct Tape Series Books. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Back to School Shopping at Sport Chek

Back to School Shopping at Sport Chek
Although, going back to school is far from our minds – looking at the rate, at which the days are passing by, I do not want us to be unprepared when the time comes for us to go back to school. Getting our children back-to-school ready is simple with the variety of products available at Sport Chek

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Quilled Folder Cover

It is fun and easy to dress up a file folder cover with some simple quilling techniques, and Washi tape. This will add a personal touch and brighten up the folder. 
To do this I used...
Washi tape
Construction paper for the background
Quilling tool
Glue

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Back to School Netflix Inspirations

As our little ones have gone back to school, it is a good time for our children to brush up on some basic skills starting from the beginning of the year. These titles available on Netflix are good shows to watch after a busy day at school to relax and do some fun learning.

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Planner For the New Academic Year

Although, many of us wish summer didn't end we know our jobs, schools, and all those appointments are waiting for us. If we are organized and manage our time well, all these planned activities will run smoothly. Planning and staying organized is a little more fun when it is done in a planner designed by ourself. I enjoy making planners with Personal-Planner because of the ease of making the planner. They have lots of options that we can choose to make our planner unique.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Win a Gift Card and Learn How To Earn Extra Points as RBC Rewards Members

RBC helps RBC Rewards member understand how to benefit and earn twelve times the points by shopping online through the RBCrewards.com during one of the more expensive times of year to be a parent - Back to School. The 'how-to' video by moms help us learn how to best use the RBCrewards.com site and benefit.

Label It With Kidecals

Back to School time is right around the corner. I like getting the supplies we have bought for back to school ready and organized with labels. Kidecals has lots of colourful personalized labels that are dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer safe. These labels stick to any surface and can be used on clothing, backpacks, toys, devices, and more.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Day Ja View Calendar for the School Year

Day Ja View is a calendar developed by a Toronto mom in partnership with Time of Day Inc. Day Ja View helps busy families stay organized throughout the school year. This organizational tool teaches children to be responsible, get involved in their own scheduling and manage time. This simple, functional calendar is useful for the whole family.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Going Back to School with Staples

There is less than a month before school, and getting ready a little early helps in our family so we don't have to worry about school the week before it starts :) Since Staples has a wide choice of designs with vibrant colours, wild patterns, and interesting textures to suite everyone's taste, shopping to get everything we need there is easy.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Making Education and Graduation An Important Topic to Discuss With Our Children

Youth from across the country are celebrating their high school accomplishments and are getting ready to make the transition into post-secondary education. There are almost 400,000 young people in Canada who are at risk of dropping out of high school. Education and graduation are not always hot topics at the dinner table. Research shows particularly in low-income neighbourhoods the high school dropout rate can be as high as 70 per cent.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lets Not Let Our Kids Slide This Summer + Win $150 value Giveaway

With the summer holidays approaching, it is time for me to think about how I am going to keep my children occupied during the long sunny days, and prevent them from sliding away from the knowledge they gained during the school year. As a parent, I think it is my responsibility to provide my children with the materials they need to keep up-to- speed and learn not only from books, but also from the environment around them. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

These Help Answer The Big Question "What to Send for School Today?"

I like packing a variety of snacks such as fruits and cut vegetables, cheese and crackers for my children to take to school and after school programs. I find it easy to make snacks like short eats, buns, muffins and scones when time permits and leave it in the fridge so my children can have healthy homemade food whenever they want. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Learn How to be Green When School Starts

My children enjoyed watching EPIC when they were flying to Asia this week and excited that the Blu-ray and DVD will be out on August 20th.
Soon our children will be heading back to school and will be excited to see their friends and experience new things. The new school year is a new beginning filled with new teachers, experiences, and lessons. We can start off in the right direction by being environmentally friendly in our preparations for this school year. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Win 1 of 3 Command Prize Packs before School Starts

command hook
Command 3M products are very handy around our home, as it helps us stay organized. I use their traditional hooks and mini hooks in many places around our home. I am starting to think of ways to organize and get everything ready before school starts in September. I like that Command Clear products help us clear up clutter, keep wires in order and make the most of small spaces. They are stylish, easy to use and do not damage the surface it is placed.
command hook
We don't need nails, screws and tacks when we use Command™ Clear products they make it fast and easy to hang and clear clutter. The revolutionary Command™ Clear Adhesive Strip holds strongly on a variety of surfaces, including paint, wood, tile and more. It removes cleanly without making holes, marks, or sticky residue. 
command hook
The advantage of using Command™ Clear Strip allows us to seamlessly show our decor, without the hooks and clips being visible. Rehanging them is as easy as applying a replacement Command™ Clear Strip, so we can take down, move and reuse them again and again. 

They have a variety of clear transparent Command™ products such as Medium hooks, mini hooks, decorating clips, flat cord clips, round cord clips and utensil hooks. I just wish the packaging it comes allows to store the clips back in it until we need to use it again, since all the packages need to be saved for instructions such as the surfaces it can be placed etc.
command hook
Giveaway:
We are giving away 3 back-to-school Command prize packs valued $50. Your prize package will include a variety of fabulous Command products. Win 1 of 3 prize packages before August 26th by entering the rafflecopter below, this giveaway is open to everyone in Canada.
Update: The winners are Jen, Kristy and Tricia

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Getting Our Back to School Supplies Early

When the time nears for school to start again in September... I prefer to be prepared early, so I don't feel like I am in a rush in the last minute. My family and I avoid the rush by starting our back to school shopping early. Staples has everything we need for our school and office supplies, which makes it easy to find everything we need in one trip. They have a wide selection of services and products making #goingback easy.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Win these New LunchBlox Kids Lunch Kits

We have been packing our work and school lunches using the LunchBlox for more than a year. We really enjoy using this lunch-portioned containers that snap to a Blue Ice™ chill pack that keep foods cool and fresh all day without refrigeration. During winter we don't use the Blue Ice™ chill pack, but when the weather gets warmer it is very useful.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Summer Reading Adventures with DK Readers

I have always found DK Readers to be very useful in encouraging and teaching my children to read in English. I like that the DK Readers have stunning photographs and illustrations, which make the context in the books interesting. We enjoy the engaging, age appropriate stories and information found in these books. The DK Readers are separated into five different levels that enable children to progress in their reading skills. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Win $500 To Shop at Children's Place

The Children’s Place is a wonderful place to buy clothes for children especially uniforms and clothes for back to school. I like being ready for school a little early so I shop for school clothing and accessories at Children's Place in the summer.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Making Our Own Pencil and Pen Holders

I love doing crafts with my kids, but sometimes technology can get in the way of having fun and doing our crafts. So I have signed the Michaels unplugged summer pact and made a promise to create time for what's important by taking a couple of hours a day to do crafts with my children. 
We are looking forward to participate in the Michaels Passport to Imagination 7-week summer craft program, whenever we get a chance to go to the store. To start off, we made these pencil and pen holders using recyclable material.  

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Won't Back Down: a must watch movie

Won't Back Down is a fabulous movie that I highly recommend all the adults who are concerned about education to watch.  This empowering drama is inspired by actual events.  
It is about a hard-working single mom Jamie Fitzpatrick (Gyllenhaal) who is concerned that John Adams Elementary is letting her daughter down.  She teams with a caring teacher (Davis) who wants the best future for her own son.  They set out to improve attitudes and elevate the school’s academic standards, despite the odds with courage, hope and persistence.

The movie points out that unions usually protect the interest of teachers, but not necessarily the students.  It is a big eye opener for parents, teachers and administrators to start thinking and focusing on our children.  

Being a teacher is more than a job and I don't think every good student can become a good "teacher".  I think a good teacher has to have a committed teachable personality.  I don't feel our system gives the opportunity for people who have the passion for teaching to get the jobs.  Unfortunately, not every classroom or teacher across North America sees being a "teacher" in the same way.  

This movie highlights the problems that we have in the North American education system such as 
  • The system passes children that don't meet the grade criteria, which in turn doesn't help the child become motivated to learn, as they know they will be passed no matter what.
  • Putting children into "special needs" programs without making sure that they have a good foundation from the start so we prevent issues before it arrives such as reading.
  • Many of our "smart" students are not challenged in a fun way at school so they become bored and easily give up.
This movie Won't Back Down is fabulous from start to finish, it doesn't only highlight the bad things in our education system rather it shows the value of caring teachers and importance of education.  
As a parent, I try to do my part as time permits to teach things outside of school, reading with my children, respect and other morale.  Since children spend most part of their day in the classroom, their thinking and learning is in the hands of the teachers and other school staff.  Therefore having the best teacher is very important.  The education system really needs to be looked upon on how they approach learning from the start.  Paperwork over paperwork is not the solution as it makes more unnessary work for teachers that takes away from their real purpose, which is teaching. 
We should also remind our children that they too are responsible for learning and taking a stand.
I believe our children are our hope for the future and these types of movies make us stop and think before it is too late. 

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