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Middle School beginnings and more to come – Selfie Sunday

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Middle school beginnings can be so rough, but I am super happy to say the twins are handling it like champs! They have great friends and great attitudes. We’ve had some bumps that are typical at their age, but we are working through them. Every night ends with “I love you”, and every morning starts with “good morning.” So I call that a win.

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Back to School Crochet

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A round up of 7 free back to school related  crochet patterns

Can you believe school will be starting soon?! Where does the summer go? I’ve put together a collection of patterns for teacher gifts and back to school items. There should be just enough summer left to complete a few of these patterns.

Back to School free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

Here are the names and links of each pattern. (more…)

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Cricut fun for school days!

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With the beginning of the school year comes lots of crafts. The most recent school craft was personalizing composition books. Both girls came home with the same assignment, so downstairs we all went to the Cricut!

We looked through the Cricut Design Space and started looking through the myriad of images available with our Cricut Access subscription. Every time the girls saw one they liked, we put it in our tray and chose a color for it.

getting-ready

Once we had looked through all the images (this took a while), we made a cut list and started cutting. The girls loved pushing the buttons! (more…)

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Teacher Gifts – It’s back to school time, are you ready?

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Oh, my, it almost time for school to start, are you ready? I’m not! At least you can check one thing off your list with this free crochet pattern round up: teacher gifts! I’ve found some fun and quick little gifts you can make for your child’s new teacher and put them all together for you here. Happy school days!

Teacher Gifts - free crochet pattern round up from Jessie At Home

Here are the names and links of each pattern. (more…)

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Too Cool for School Round Up

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The kiddos are back in school and suddenly we realize we weren’t as prepared as we thought we were! They “need” a pencil case that’s cooler. They want to give the new teacher a gift. The other kids have all these fun things that they don’t have!!

OK, sometimes they have to deal with a little disappointment in life, but sometimes we can up the cool factor with a few fun creations. So, here are some patterns that will allow the kiddos to bring the cool to school!

Too Cool for School Round Up from Jessie At Home

Here are the names and links of each pattern. Enjoy! (more…)

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Wednesday Round Up ~ Teacher Gifts

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Teacher Gift Crochet Pattern Round Up from Jessie At Home

The school year is drawing to a close! My girls just have 3 weeks left. With summer vacation on the way, here is a round up of crochet patterns that make great end of the year teacher gifts for your awesome teachers!! (more…)

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Kyla’s Super Power.

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Kyla has a Super Power.

This year Kyla has pull out for reading, writing and spelling. For the 2 hours that her class works on those subjects, she is in the resource room with her special teacher, Ms. S. We started calling her “Kyla’s special teacher” over the summer because we did not know which resource teacher Kyla would have.

Please know that Kyla’s struggles were not caused by her previous teachers not being good enough. Her teacher last year was amazing. I will never forget the day she said to me “Kyla has not failed, we have failed. We haven’t figured out how she learns, and that is why she is struggling, but we will figure it out.” The problem really is that Kyla doesn’t learn reading, writing and spelling in the way that most kids do. It doesn’t make sense to her that way. Her struggle is not something that a mainstream teacher would be trained to handle. She needs a special program that requires special training.

At the end of last school year, when we finally had everything in order for Kyla to get the help she needed this year, I told Kyla. I told her that in second grade she would have a special teacher for reading, writing and spelling. Kyla knew she was struggling, she knew she wasn’t at the same level as her classmates. I told her when her class was having reading, writing and spelling, she would have class with her special teacher and just a few other kids. I explained that her special teacher would know better ways to help her learn. I told her what I’ve always told her: It was not her fault that she wasn’t learning reading, writing and spelling as fast as the other kids. We knew she was trying so hard, and doing the best she could. I told her that her father and I were so, so, very proud of her for how hard she worked, and for never giving up, even though it was so hard for her. I told her that she was doing everything right, she just learns things differently than a lot of the other kids, and her special teacher would be able to teach her in the way she learns. By the time I was done, Kyla was nearly in tears and was shaking with joy. She was so excited that she was going to have a special teacher who would help her learn. (more…)

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