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Five Things Worth Buying at Aldi’s *Giveaway

There are many treasures that we have discovered since shopping at Aldi. You can read more about my initial thoughts here. In honor of the $20 gift card giveaway here are five items worth taking a second look at when … Continue reading →

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Lyrics 2 Learn Boosting Reading Fluency Through Music

Oral reading fluency can create the bridge between decoding and reading comprehension.  With proper fluency and expression, students are able to focus on the meaning of the text and less on decoding.  So reading with automatically is a  critical skill, … Continue reading →

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National Geographic Kids Leveled Readers

National Geographic Kids continues to amaze me with each of the books they publish. We were fortunate enough to review their Heroes and Heroines series before Christmas and these books are still being read and reread by my children and … Continue reading →

Jurassic Quest Event Giveaway

  Jurassic Quest, an interactive dinosaur event that combines learning and fun through the use of animatronic dinosaurs, is headed to Pennsylvania! This hands on exhibit with a great mix of activities is perfect for breaking up the long northeastern … Continue reading →

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National Geographic: The Book of Heroes and Heroines Giveaway

I asked my children what makes someone a hero: One child responded by saying that a spider must bite you and then you turn into a super hero.  The other one (the older child) said that you must accomplish something … Continue reading →

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Prana “Breath, Life, Vitality” Review and Giveaway

Is quality worth the cost?  In the case of PrAna, I believe it is. Six years ago I purchased my very first pair of yoga pants and they happened to be PrAna.  I had not heard of the brand, but … Continue reading →

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Margaritaville Hollywood Resort- No Passport Required!

If you read the above photo it completely explains how my group of four soon to be turning forty women (are we not girls anymore?) ended up at The Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood, Florida.  We wanted a quick three night … Continue reading →

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Brian Chase Week One

Do you know what it is to chiffonade?  Have you done it?  Thanks to Brain Chase and their cooking elective, my 9 year old used the chiffonade method to cut basil for our cauliflower pizzas.  In fact he not only … Continue reading →

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Soar High at Scranton Sky Zone This Summer

My nephew and niece just came for a week to visit with us, you can bet a Sky Zone visit was at the top of their list for things to do!  My nephew kept his socks for over year awaiting … Continue reading →

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Stop the Summer Slide with this $10K Treasure Hunt

The summer slide is not exactly a fun ride at a water park, but it is, however, a reality for most students.  As a teacher, I have tried everything to keep the kids up with academics over the summer.  Usually … Continue reading →