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Changing Seasons: What Season Are You In?

I was just thinking the other day about the seasons and how our lives certainly seem to go through them.  And with June 21st having finally brought summer around, I thought this the perfect opportunity to share.  I'll start with a brief description of each season and what that means for you: Spring: a time in life where doors start opening up for you, new opportunities are birthed, and sunshine is certainly smiling down on you.  Rain may come your way, but it only helps your opportunities grow more plentiful and fruitful. Summer: the season in which you start to get into the…

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Avoid the Summer Slide: Review Packets Worth Investing In – Part 2

If you've been a loyal follower for a while, you have probably had the opportunity to check out my post from last summer entitled Avoid the Summer Slide: Review Packets Worth Investing In.  Just to review, I emphasized the importance of avoiding the "summer slide"--the loss in knowledge that occurs over summer break due to lack of continued review and stimulation.  Because of that, we spend so much more time in school reviewing concepts when we could be moving forward.  Here at Making the Most, we try to keep the summer slide at bay by investing in some inexpensive review packets…

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65 (FUN!) Summer Activities for Kids

Welcome to Work-in-Progress Wednesday. I'll be your Summer Activities Consultant for today. When I say "Summer Activities Consultant," that's what I feel like. Granted, that job isn't necessarily full time. I've spent some time here and there over the past few months trying to figure out how I'm going to keep the kids busy over the summer like an American whitewater expedition or something alike, and I think (at least for now!) I have a pretty good handle on how things are going to go. We are looking to sort out piano lessons soon too, as we've heard there are…

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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Super Summer (2015) Calendar! Finished Product & FREE PRINTABLE!

Well I'm SO excited today to be finished with my summer calendar!  I really wanted to post it last week but after my step daughter found out about some new information about the fall soccer season, I had to move a lot of things around.  I hope you agree that the final product looks much better than the Work-in-Progress version! I have also included the blank versions of each month's page, so you can use this cute FREE PRINTABLE for your summer calendar as well!  Click here for the PDF version of the blank pages. Once again, this summer we are…

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Work in Progress Wednesday: Summer Activity Calendar

It's cold outside!  If you live up North, you know what I mean. And for some reason, even though my family is from the northern part of the country, I've never gotten used to the cold weather.  I could spend the rest of my life in the south. Brrrrrr! So today, I'm thinking happy, warm thoughts.  In other words...summer... I know it's a bit early, but as I say every year it's never to early to start planning for summer! And even though we don't have any funds right now, I'm going to go ahead and plan for the best; hopefully…

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