We all have our favorite holiday books to read this time of the year, from Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas to Clement Moore’s famous poem “The Night Before Christmas”.  This holiday season, why not mix it up...
Why Do We Believe In Dual Language Education? The number one question we get when people find out our children are learning in Spanish 90% of the day? "Do you guys speak Spanish?" “No, my husband and I don’t speak fluent...
On Monday, November 4, I was invited to attend the Community Open House at the IDEA South Flores Campus for our partner IDEA Public Schools.   I knew that IDEA is a charter school that has plans for growth...
Most San Antonio kids have now been back in school about two weeks.  The new has worn off and routines are setting in, both at home and in their classrooms.  Homework is probably shifting from review and fun stuff...
We are now a week into school in San Antonio, and the back to school excitement has definitely faded at my house (that tends to happen with the first homework assignment!). Usually during the first week of school I...
Check your inventory Check your closet before you do anything else! Have your child try on everything he has in his closet that hasn't been worn recently. Make a list of what is needed. When you make your list, make one...

DIY Teacher Gifts

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We're just a few days shy of the first day of school here in San Antonio. Help get your minis more excited about going back by involving them in making a DIY teachers gift. If your minis are anything...

Back to School Lunches

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I don’t know where you are, but school starts up here next week, and we are trying to prepare ourselves for the early mornings and the full days of learning! I always start off the year with great intentions...
  As a librarian, I love this time of year!  It’s a chance for me to get acquainted with a room full of books that have been resting all summer in my unusually quiet library, as well as unpack boxes...
Our partners at Brain Balance Achievement Centers are back with a Giveaway! The Brain Balance program, developed by Dr. Robert Melillo, brings hope to families of children who suffer with behavioral, academic, and social challenges. They are specialized achievement centers...
It's that time of year again. The displays with pencil boxes and crayons abound store entries. My Facebook feed includes a multitude of "First Day" pictures with children sporting huge smiles. Target commercials with catchy tunes and talk of...

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A Love Letter to The DoSeum

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This post is brought to you by The DoSeum. I have raised my three boys from infancy in the hallways of The DoSeum, and so...

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