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Week 10: Summer Math for 2nd Grade

Rising 2nd Grade Summer Math Review

We’re almost done! Just over one week of summer math review to go! In doing [most] of these math problems with my son, I realized a few things:

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Club Invention: Getting Kids Interested in Inventing

STEM Camp Where Kids Invent

Club Invention is a day camp for kids, boys and girls, and my 7-old-son did it for one week with two friends. They do a two-week stint in Newton, with various stops in other towns in our area, mostly in New England. This is science that you don’t get in school. What exactly is Club Invention? I had no idea from what my son told me every day after school. Even from the extensive newsletters that I received daily, I still was pretty unclear about what they did. In my mind, it had something to do with legos. Read more…

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Best Beginning Chapter Books for 2nd and 3rd Grade

Best Books for Beginning Readers

My pubic library creates a great list for summer reading and this is the list I need for my rising 2nd grader.  My library doesn’t like Scholastic beginning chapter book series like Ninjago, Rainbow Fairies, Hiro Quest, or My Weird School. My kids’ first grade teacher does not love them either. Finding really good easy chapter book is tough which is probably why this list is so short. It’s culled from mostly newly published books. Read more…

Week 9: Rising 2nd Grade Summer Math Problems

Rising 2nd Grade Summer Math Review

How is your summer math review going? Do you find your child likes online math games or board games with math concepts better? How about math in animal picture books? Maybe math apps are the way to go? Read more…

Olympic Chapter Books & Non-Fiction For 4th Grade & 2nd Grade

Olympics in Chapter Books for 4th grade

I get this great newsletter from Random House Kids and wanted to share their newly published chapter books on the Olympics. Read more…

Top 10: Best Asian American Books by CoolAsianKids

Best Asian American Chapter Books

I met CoolAsianKids, Chloe and Eileen, who agreed to guest post for me on their favorite Asian American authors in between basketball camp, Chinese immersion camp and driver’s ed: Read more…

Week 8: Rising 2nd Grade Summer Math Problems

Rising 2nd Grade Summer Math

Many people have asked for summer math problems for other grades. My school has helpfully provided this summer curriculum for rising 2nd grade but for other grades, there isn’t a daily math problem curriculum (yet). Instead, my school has these great math games for other grades. Read more…

Getting Kids Ready for Kindergarten

Getting Ready for Kindergarten or Preschool

I have some posts to help with this transition getting your child ready from pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten. Read more…

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A Five-Ring Kids’ Olympic Party!

Olympics Birthday Party for Kids

My Mom Friend Nathalie is my guest author with ideas on how to throw a great Olympics party for kids. Use these ideas for a birthday party, a half-birthday party, or just as a way to experience the Olympics as a great play date! Read more…