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First Day of School (and some ideas for Ocean Theme Unit)

LittleMan had his first day of school on Monday. We’re only a few days into it but so far so good. I half expected a tantrum or at least some defiance but it looks like he’s excited and mostly compliant, at least for now.

I had thought it would be fun if we dressed as zombies for the first day of school but LittleMan had other ideas.
First Day of School from Suzy Homeschooler (1) (more…)

Back To School Gifts: Lap Desks

A dear friend of mine is pregnant with her third child, and I couldn’t be happier for her. That said, I remember how difficult it was to entertain LittleMan quietly when SunnyGirl was still a newborn. So, in lieu of being geographically close enough to take the kids off her hands a few hours here and there, I’ve made these lap desks for her children.  I believe similar lap desks would also make a good gift to give a child going on a summer road trip or even just a nice back to school present.

When giving gifts to a family with siblings, I like to be as “even stevens” as possible, however with her daughter in early elementary school and her son a preschooler, there were some slight differences between the lap desks.

Back to School gifts for soon to be big brother and sister (1) (more…)