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First day of school survey – Printable and Editable!

Published September 17, 2016 by MisMandie

 

This is a repost of an earlier blog entry since it is that time of the year again.  And I am updating with my little one’s first day of 1st Grade Photo just for the fun! 🙂

You can change the wording, colors, and anything else you like very simply in either Open Office (click to download for free) or Microsoft Word.  Once you get it the way you want it, you can simply print on your home printer, or you can use Zamzar to convert it to a high resolution photo and have it printed at your local drug store.  I chose to have mine printed in 8×10 size and also got a copy for each set of grandparents.

Now that you have a copy you love, you can get a cute frame and have your child pose with it for their first day of school photos and after that get a binder with sheet protectors or photo album and place it inside….then next year, just pull up your handy editable file and repeat.  When they

graduate you will have a wonderful memory book to look back on and see how your child has changed from 1 year to the next! 🙂

Emily’s first day of preschool

 

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First day of school survey – Printable and Editable!

Published August 31, 2014 by MisMandie

In honor of Em’s first day of preschool, I decided to whip up another little freebie printable for you all!  You can change the wording, colors, and anything else you like very simply in either Open Office (click to download for free) or Microsoft Word.  Once you get it the way you want it, you can simply print on your home printer, or you can use Zamzar to convert it to a high resolution photo and have it printed at your local drug store.  I chose to have mine printed in 8×10 size and also got a copy for each set of grandparents.

Now that you have a copy you love, you can get a cute frame and have your child pose with it for their first day of school photos and after that get a binder with sheet protectors or photo album and place it inside….then next year, just pull up your handy editable file and repeat.  When they graduate you will have a wonderful memory book to look back on and see how your child has changed from 1 year to the next! 🙂

Emily’s first day of preschool

Emily's first day of preschool

Kindergarten Prep Progress Chart

Published January 8, 2014 by MisMandie

As we start to get Em ready for her transition to kindergarten, it is important that she get used to sitting still and staying focused on her lessons.  Since she hasn’t been in a daycare she hasn’t had much experience in the classroom environment as of yet this is the biggest area we need to work on with her.  Thus we have decided that from here on out, we will spend a set amount of time each day sitting at her table working on her lessons starting with a 1/2 hour then working up to a full hour at a time.  Lessons will vary from activities such as:

  • Writing practice with letter tracing pages and her LeapReader writing books
  • Reading practice and phonetics
  • Math concepts such as simple addition and subtraction
  • Geography concepts such as basic map reading skills (north, west, east, south), State shape recognition, and basic concepts of city, state, country & continent

Here is a little chart I have come up with to keep track of how we are progressing toward our goals.  It is built in Word and can be modified to fit your child’s needs! And please remember every child progresses and learns differently, this plan is based on the education level of our child and may not reflect the needs of yours.  Do not force concepts on a child that is not ready and do not slow down a child who is more advanced!  Either one can lead to lifelong learning issues and an overall unhappiness with school and learning.   Just make it fun and let them set the pace. 🙂

Kindergarten Prep Chart   <<<< Download here

Kindergarten Prep Chart preview

 

Simple and Sweet Mother’s Day Gift

Published May 12, 2012 by MisMandie

This is what my little girl will be giving her Grammas this Mother’s Day.  They are accompanied with a note that reads: “This is just a little gift so that no matter where you are, I will Always be right beside you.”

What you will need:

What to Do:

  • Cut the photo to fit into one side of your compact.
  • Apply a generous and even amount of hot glue to the mirror surface and press the photo firmly and smoothly into place.

Notes:

  • The compacts I used are normal on one side and 5x on the other.  I used the magnified side to place my photo since NO WOMAN wants to see her face that close up lol 😉
  • Here is a link to the cards we will be giving as well since they were so darn cute, I had to share.  Text reads: “Everyone Needs a Fairy Godmother” – “Unless they have you for a grandmother.  Here’s wishing all of your dreams come true this mother’s day!”   ADORABLE!!!!!

Plastic Easter Eggs turned into cute animal puppet toys!

Published April 12, 2012 by MisMandie

http://nocidicoccole.blogspot.it/2012/04/e-dellovetto-che-si-fa.html
(This site is not in english, but if you use ie or chrome you can simply hit the translate button that comes up and you will be all set!)

Ok, so this one is not mine, and I haven’t done it yet but wanted to share this idea with you as part of my Easter Egg Collection! 🙂 How cute are they?!?! I wish I may have to learn how to crochet so I can do this one… 🙂 Enjoy guys!

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