Valentine’s Day Crossword

Kids will love spelling with this cute Valentine’s crossword worksheet. For more fun spelling activities, go to!


You can download and print the crosswordΒ here.
You can download and print the answer keyΒ here.


School’s Out

Hard to believe that the school year is out for the summer.

Navy finished kindergarten and will be moving on to first grade in the fall. He had a great year and is making strides in reading.

Navy's First & Last Days of Kindie

Lily is done with fourth grade. This year had been a bit of a struggle because more of the work required Lily to stay organized to get her assignments and work turned in on time. Her teacher gave us some great advice so that won’t be an issue in fifth grade.

Lily's First & Last Days of 4th Grade

I can’t believe that we’ll be gearing up for First Grade and Fifth Grade in the fall. However, we still have summer!

So many fun and exciting things are going to be happening soon, and we’re going to enjoy it while we have a break from school!


First Day of School

I’ve been excited for, and dreading, the first day of school. I’m sending both kids off this year.

Navy is in kindergarten. It is hard to believe that he is in school. Not just preschool. Real school. All day, five days a week.


Class of 2029

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“Wind Power” by Richard Spilsbury


Lily drew and labeled a wind turbine.

“Wind Power” by Richard Spilsbury


Lily has been interested in wind power for quite some time. The main reason for this being that there is a wind farm about 10 miles from our house.
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Kids Numbers & Math


Kids Numbers & Math

Kids Numbers & Math Lite (free)
Kids Numbers & Math ($2.99)

I appreciate that Lily’s teacher gives app recommendations. Our issue is that the apps are that most are only available for iPad. He wasn’t sure of comparable Android apps.

After searching, I found this app.

It has counting from 1 to 20, which Navy has a lot of fun with. Shake the phone, and it goes to counting stars.



The addition is challenging enough for Lily. When you shake the phone, the apples fall. Shake it again, the pears fall.



TIP: Disable the swipe in settings. If you accidentally swipe the screen, the game switches to another agent you’re in the middle.

So far, we’ve only used the Lite (free) version, but both kids ask to “play the math game” on my phone.

Highly Recommended!

I’d love some educational kid’s app recommendations! Please leave them in the comments.


Lily’s 1st Grade Picture


Taken Oct. 2013

Lily brought home her school pictures today. Again, I’m very impressed with Inter-State Studios.

Adding the embellishments to her portrait were free (some do cost). I can also order online if I forget to send her envelope in.