10 Creative Ways to Sharpen Summer Math Skills

Today we feature a guest blog from Cait Fitz, a school psychologist, homeschooling parent, and the voice behind the blog, My Little Poppies. We asked her to give us some pointers to make summer math fun. One year ago, we found ourselves suddenly, unexpectedly, homeschooling our eldest son. I knew it was the right path

Pretending: When it’s ok to be someone you’re not

By Sarah Maraniss Vander Schaaff Yesterday, my six-year-old announced that she and her good friend had swapped lunches for the week, pretending to be one another. “I had a salami sandwich and no pickles. And she had a bagel, cream cheese, yogurt and two pickles.” The pickles were a key part to this story. It’s

6 Facts You Wanted to Know about Teacher Appreciation Week

By Sarah Maraniss Vander Schaaff (Staff writer for Mindprint Learning) Note: This was a previously published blog. Mindprint continues to provide FREE accounts for teachers and their families all year long as our ongoing thanks for all their dedication to support to our nation’s future.  If you are a teacher and would like a free Mindprint,