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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!

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Kids Numbers & Math

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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.

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Addition

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

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Subtraction.

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.

Another Fundraiser

I don’t mind fundraisers. I know that the money goes towards things the kids want and need at school (like playground equipment and special events prizes).

I’m rather frustrating when we have so many fundraisers. The school year started with Gold Canyon candles. We had Girl Scout cookies for two months. Plus, there is Market Day every month, and the monthly specials (cookies, pies) for that.

So, when Lily brought this home the other day, I decided that we were opting out. We’ve done our fair share of fundraising!

Yet, I still looked at the catalog because I’m a sucker like that.