Ask THIS before summer break

Ask THIS before summer break
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"Summertime and the livin' is easy" Summertime by Ella Fitzgerald ...and famously covered by Sublime

πŸ’• Happy belated Mother's Day πŸ’•

Summer break is on its way! This is a time of year where teacher communication can dial wayyyyy back. Just like parents, teachers are focused on closing out the school year with testing, paperwork, and all the activities " Maycember " brings.

But before you say goodbye for good make sure you ask your child's teacher these 3 questions:

1. Β What is a skill that my child should work on? Even if your child is excelling in school, it's worth asking this. All children regress at least a little over the summer, so you want to reinforce topics they aren't confident in yet.

2. What are common challenges for children in the next grade level? For example, children in 2nd grade will read much longer texts with fewer pictures. So you could select books like that to get familiar with over the summer.

3. What is a strength my child has? You may never know how someone else sees your kiddo 😊

What's New? (contains affiliate links)

πŸŽ₯ Short Videos: Since I am on hiatus from long videos, I've been having fun making new short videos. I've got one coming out today comparing how I look to pictures students drew of me . πŸ˜‚

πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ Mermaid Vibes: My friend showed me this amazing body glitter and I'm obsessed! It's a gel that builds up and is safe to use on your face. The glitter flakes are really big and create a magical look that would have had my kindergarten girls swooning. The glitter comes in 8 dreamy colors .

πŸ§–β€β™€οΈ Back to normal: ...and when you're done looking like a mermaid, the glitter comes right off with micellar water. I love this because it's gentle on sensitive skin + eyes. I also use it to clean my beauty blenders!

πŸ‘› Summer bag: I have been converted to the belt bag. I found a really cute one that comes in almost 100 different colors and styles. It's perfect for longs days of travel (it holds my kindle!) and keeping my hands free. I got light blue and I might get it in black too.

Happy early birthday to my better half- Mike ❀️

Have a great week!