Education

Get your study hat on and read along with our Rio Grande Valley Moms Blog Contributors as they navigate the world of kids, school and education.

Teacher Appreciation Week is here! As a former teacher myself, I’d like to give you some quick tips and advice on gift-giving ideas for your child’s educator. I taught for 10 years, so I think I can consider myself "kind...
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Until recently, my six-year-old didn’t want to spend the summer in Mexico. His explained that he didn’t want to speak Spanish all the time, despite the fact that we raised him in Spanish, co-founded PUEDE (Parents United for Excellent...
I don’t know if Momo was a hoax or not. What I do know is that it scared parents about smartphones technology, which, for my money, is a good thing. The more parents begin to question the efficacy of what...
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Top 5 Reads for MLK Day

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a social and political icon whose life and principles have affected everyone in this country. His words led a movement so large as to capture the attention of the entire United States. His...
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Carpool Karaoke

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Who else loves Carpool Karaoke?! It's one of my favorite late night show segments where host James Corden rides in a car with celebrities and they sing popular tunes together. I, too, love karaoke! Not sure I can hold a tune...
Before school started, I intended to write about my hesitations on sending my four-year-old to PreK. My plan faltered when I sobbed uncontrollably onto a piece of paper that listed all of my fears and hesitations about my little...
Someone once told me that of the five senses, smell triggers the most memory. Back to school shopping is a favorite pastime of mine, and a present-day privilege. As I was labeling, sorting, and occasionally smelling supplies for my two...
School is back (or almost back) in session, and that means it's a bittersweet end to the summer. There is so much hustle and bustle around the beginning of school, but it's also a great time to make some lasting...
This society puts a lot of pressure on teachers to describe our summers as “awesome,” since we have “off” while the rest of the world is expected to be in the office. What people don’t realize is that even...
The school year is upon us already! We have a new set of "First Day" printable signs for this 2018-2019 school year. The full set includes grades Pre-K through 12, School, Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, and High School signs! Skip...

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Unprecedented: Weighing Options for School in the Fall

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The beginning of the school year is quickly approaching, and it seems to be anything other than normal. Unprecedented is what I would call...