Now that my girls are in the 2nd grade we are finding out that some kids tend to be plain mean. I’m not saying when they were younger kids weren’t mean, but now it seems to be more often. I started telling my children that the kid was likely “struggling to get along,” which seemed […]
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The 2018-19 school year marks my 7th year of teaching. And with my master’s in secondary English education, whatever grade you can assume I’ve taught, I’ve done more… Well, most of it. From early education to middle school and now I’ve been steadily teaching high school for three years. And as this month marks a […]
Preschool, I am such a fan! My daughter started last year in the 2’s class, and she is continuing on to the 3’s while my son starts his first year as well. It is an exciting, yet nerve-wracking time for our little kiddos and it is our job to help build the excitement, but also […]
Um, ‘cuse me? How did summer fly by already? Back-to-school time is always bittersweet for me. It’s a twisted combination of “Yes! Now I can get back to our regularly scheduled life” and “Nooooooo!!! Say it ain’t so!” But unless you’ve figured out how to stop time, (no seriously, can someone let me in on […]
Long ago, I was a carefree and fun-loving girl. My days were spent driving to the beach, hanging out with friends and working at a tanning salon (I cringe at that part now). I loved dressing up, putting on makeup, curling and straightening my hair. If I wasn’t working on my own beauty routine, I […]
I always thought that picking a school for my kids would be one of the easier decisions I’d make as a parent. In addition to two kids of my own, I like to say I have another 36,000 in my care as part of my work for a large local school district. I spend much […]
A FREE event for families navigating school choice
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix
• Meet with representatives from nearly 75 Valley private, public and charter schools.
• Learn about alternative education choices, such as online schools.
• Discover tutoring services and other education resources that support learning.
• Receive a complimentary copy of “Schools, etc.” — the magazine’s comprehensive annual directory of K-12 schools and preschools in Greater Phoenix.
Enjoy a special guest appearance! The Phoenix Zoo is bringing a traveling dinosaur from its new exhibit, “Dinosaurs in the Desert.” The dino’s red-carpet appearance and selfie station will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Plus: Register to win prizes, including Phoenix Zoo tickets, a Deluxe Dolphin Experience from Dolphinarius and more!
Education Fair AZ is sponsored by Legacy Traditional Schools, Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund, Basis Charter Schools, Great Hearts Academies, Rancho Solano Preparatory School and Calibre Academy.
For more information, visit educationfairaz.com
RAISING ARIZONA KIDS is committed to helping parents find local resources. That includes 27 years publishing RAK magazine, 14 years producing Camp Fair AZ and three years hosting Special Needs Resource Fair. This is the second annual Education Fair AZ event.
A 7pm bedtime… what?! I’m sure you are thinking I’m crazy! And you know what, I just may be… But I seriously I love 7pm bedtime for my kids. I’ve always been pretty scheduled in general; I use a paper planner to block portions of my days for certain tasks. But, when my twins entered […]
Well it happened. Fall is here. World Market released their new Pumpkin Spice coffee beans, saying “it’s never too early to enjoy fall flavors.” I’ve already seen Christmas decorations up at Hobby Lobby, and signs going up for where the Spirit Halloween stores will be. Meanwhile, it’s still averaging over 100 degrees here in Arizona. And, […]
My baby just started preschool (insert tearful emoji here). He is nearly three and we have been fortune enough to be able to have him home with my husband, me, or an entrusted nanny for all of his life. I know it’s time, but it is pretty trippy to think that our morning routine will […]
Homework. We’ve all dreaded hearing the word come from the mouth of our teachers. Though some loved receiving an assignment that needed to be completed at home, others felt nothing but frustration. Homework is not something that is new in school. It’s common throughout all grades in elementary school, high school, and even college. However, […]
It’s no secret – I’m a big fan of lists, storage and good ol’ fashion organization. I love making fall lists with autumn activities, and going back to school shopping for all those writing supplies and planners. I think I love office supplies more than clothes. So it’s no surprise I like to get organized […]
It’s that time again, where school bells ring and parents sing. Or at least that is what I feel I’m supposed to be doing when I hand my kid off for her first year of kindergarten. If you browse Facebook, Instagram or any other social media site, I’d bet you’ll come across memes, posts, and […]
We are officially back to school — at daycare! Like most daycares, our school had a little break between summer and the start of a new school year. After having had my son in daycare for the last year (he started as an infant and is now in the 1 year old room), I’ve put […]