Sleepy Student Syndrome Causes Problems in School

Causes of Tiredness and Exhaustion in School Aged Children I've been a teacher in various educational settings for over 25 years. There's an increasing and alarming trend among school age children: tired, sleepy, lethargic children who can't pay attention  class. Why is 'Sleep student syndrome' so prevalent? (NB- Ironically, on the day this published, I noticed a little guy about 5 years old fall asleep in a restaurant, about 6:30 at night.) Read More

Eco-friendly Pumpkin and Halloween Party Crafts

Eco-Friendly Recycled Halloween and Autumn Harvest Craft Ideas
Planning your annual Halloween or harvest party? Here are great fall themed crafts that focus on autumn harvest and non scary, non spooky Halloween fun. Easy, inexpensive fall crafts using recycled materials. Read More

Free Printable Fire Safety Lesson Plans

Fire Prevention Week runs the first full week in October. Here are free printable fire prevention activities: lessons, games, puzzles, activities, crafts, charts, safety check-lists and many other fire prevention resources in Spanish and English. Free Printable Fire Prevention Week Activities

Free Printable Thanksgiving Color-Your-Own Greeting Cards

Free Printable Thanksgiving Coloring Page Greeting Cards Thanksgiving is a great holiday for sending greeting cards. It's a season to let people know you appreciate them. Here are free printable color your own Thanksgiving greeting cards. Children can enjoying coloring and giving to friends and loved ones. Read More

Best Non Scary Halloween Movies for Classroom Parties

I am self-confessed coward about scary movies. I don't watch them. I was pretty careful about what I let my children watch, knowing that they were easily frightened. Looking for some non-scary Halloween movies? Here are some you're sure to enjoy. Best Non Scary Halloween Movies for Children

Free Printable Halloween and Trick or Treat Mazes and Games

Oh the agony of waiting for little ones looking forward to Halloween and trick-or-treat. 'How many more days?' They ask. Why not turn this anticipation into a fun learning experience? Here is a free printable Halloween trick-or-treat countdown calendar. Free Printable Halloween Trick or Treat Countdown Calendar 

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