Tagged with creativity at home

Family Fun #4: Animals!

Family Fun #4: Animals!

I’m not sure why summer makes me think of animals. It may be because in Michigan, most forms of animal life seem to hunker down for the winter and rejoice when summer appears. Or maybe I just want an excuse to show you the great “animal hands” art below. Either way, for this week, animals … Continue reading

Family Fun #3: When Summer Gives You Lemons….

Family Fun #3: When Summer Gives You Lemons….

What says summer more than a pitcher of lemonade? Today’s Family Fun collection is a guest post from Kaylynn, whose blog A Teacher Without a Class is full of ideas for family activities that are educational and fun. I asked her for five lemon-y ideas that would support creativity. She gave me seven. Would I … Continue reading

20% for Summer Creativity

20% for Summer Creativity

How would you like to spend 20% of your time doing something creative, just because you think it is interesting? Sound impossible? It’s not. Here’s one example. One of the most famous “perks” of working at Google is that for many employees, twenty percent of their time can be used on any project they choose. … Continue reading

Family Fun #1: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

Family Fun #1: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

Here it is, that magical summer time of the year. For those of us who live where winters are long (that is to say, everywhere I’ve ever lived), summer days are to be treasured. For most teachers, this is a time for change—for study, for stopping to breathe, for reflecting on what the next school … Continue reading