Counting the days till school starts? Dreading the lunch making and uniform washing? Living for the return of routine and early nights? Whatever your own personal back-to-school mindset may be, know that I am a few steps ahead of you and here to help. Over here school started back on the insanely early date of… Continue reading Keeping It Cool for Back-to-School (Too cheesey? Sorry)
You might have noticed I don’t write many blog catch up posts. On the rare occasions that I do, I always feel like I am on the slippery slope to writers’ block or losing the blogging buzz. The truth is that I simply haven’t had the time to blog much this month or last. My… Continue reading Pause. Rewind. Play.
As a child I had no problem with school. I was bright and did what I was told. After having my children and seeing how bright and eager to learn they were, I assumed they would be like me when it came to school. They’re not. Not much anyway. Week after week there are struggles… Continue reading After School Home Schooling, Unofficially
Yes, I know. The schools went back weeks ago. All over the world children had their first day of school or returned after the summer break in late August and early September. My eldest happily headed off on the first day back as if he hadn’t been off at all. The following day Number Two began… Continue reading Paper Pencils – A Back To School Craft
Two years ago this whole school starting business was new to me. I hadn’t had anything to do with it since I began in Junior Infants in a 4-teacher school in rural Ireland in the early 80’s. As far as I remember, starting school involved being brought into the classroom by my mother, the teacher… Continue reading Starting School, The German Way
Lunchboxes are under appreciated. A good, simple lunchbox can make a parent’s and a child’s daily life easier. A bad one can be an annoyance, and we all know that extra annoyance is not what families need. If it can be avoided, it should be avoided. Sinead from Bumbles of Rice has recently given some… Continue reading Lunchboxes – My Three Favourites
It is merely a matter of hours till the six weeks of school summer holidays begin. With that will begin Number Two’s countdown to his first day of school. Numbers are a big thing for him this year. We permanently have some kind of countdown on the go. “How many sleeps is it till we… Continue reading A guide to preparing your child for school