Helping high school kids with first-day back-to-school jitters

Transitioning from middle school to high school is a lot like starting kindergarten--there are similar woes and worries. So is switching from home school to public school or institutional school. Kids worry about a myriad of issues. Will I make friends? Will my old friends meet new people and ditch me? Do I look okay? Will I get lost? Where's my locker and how the heck do I get it open? Here are parenting tips to help kids cope with back-to-school senior high jitters.  Helping high school kids with first-day back-to-school jitters

Free Printable Preschool Crafts, Early Childhood Activities

 Looking for free printable preschool and elementary cut and paste paper crafts for holidays, patriotic celebrations, religious themes, school themes, math activities, social studies and science crafts and lesson plans? Check out Making Learning Fun.

Making Learning Fun is a comprehensive website with hundreds of free printable activities, crafts, scissor cutting skills crafts, cut and paste activities, lesson plans, math games, coloring pages, reading games, social studies activities, puzzles, science lessons and so much more. There are hundreds of free printable themed activities. Free for homeschool kids. Perfect for ECSE and special needs kids. Read more Free Printable Cut and Paste Preschool Themes, Crafts, Lessons and Activities 

Free Printable Ramadan Activities, Eid Lesson Plans

For Muslims, Ramadan is holy season marked by prayer, fasting and abstinence. Ramadan, in the Islamic calendar is a month-long observance, falling roughly in the month of August. In 2012, Ramadan began July 21. The period of fasting ends with the celebration of Eid (also called Lesser Eid and Eid al Fitr). In 2012, Eid falls on August 19. To wish someone good Ramadan, say "Ramadan Mubarak!" Here are free printable activities to help children explore Ramadan. Islamic friends, you'll find links for printable dua and online prayers. Arabic speakers, there's a translator tool on this blog if you need it. Free Printable Ramadan and Islamic Activities for Children

Free Printable Summer Olympics Lessons, Activities

The 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies took place in London, England on July 27, 2012. The Olympic Games will run until August 12. If you're a parent, teacher, sports enthusiast or just like following the Olympics, here are free printable lesson plans to help kids and students learn more about this historic, international event. Use these lessons in homeschool, summer camp, summer school or at home. Kids will get a richer, more complex picture of the 2012 Olympic events as they unfold and also a historical framework in which to fit the experience.  Free Printable Summer Olympics Lessons, Activities

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