Quotes about Learning for Your Home & Classroom

Encouraging Quotes, For Mamas July 29, 2018

Are you a teacher or a parent?  Both?  Chances are if you’re a reader here at the Kitchen Table Classroom you’re one of those and I’m certain you’ve got a real interest in how kids learn.  These free printable quotes about learning will remind you how awesome it is to be able to inspire learning!

Air Dry Clay- An Easy DIY Recipe

For Kids, Three Dimensions March 19, 2018

You know the ingredients your kiddos like to stockpile for making slime?  Those same ingredients can be made into an awesome, silky smooth white air dry clay.  

Fabric Printing (Permanently) with Crayons and Sandpaper

For Kids, Printmaking July 10, 2017

My kids love wearable art.  Making it is fun and telling everyone they made it themselves is even better!  This fabric printing method is especially do-able because it doesn’t require any specialty fabric paints or markers, just plain old crayons.

Growth Mindset Quotes for Kids & Parents

Encouraging Quotes, For Mamas April 10, 2017

I love the idea that what you know, what you can do can change at anytime! No matter your age this is exciting news, right?

Elements & Principles of Art, For Teachers, Printable Art Prompts April 3, 2017

Introduction to the Element of Shape

Here’s the thing about the element of shape- kids draw shapes all the time.  Young children naturally draw in two dimensions.  There are some elements like form and space that can be little more daunting for a student of any age to really understand and illustrate.  But, shapes?  The element of shape can be explored  and enjoyed by even the youngest artist.

For Mamas, Homeschool March 22, 2017

Homeschool Evaluatiuon Preparation, Encouragement, and Printables

Last year this time I was just beginning to think about wrapping up our first homeschool year.  Here in the state of Ohio we must notify the state each year of our intent to homeschool.  At the end of said year we can either choose a homeschool evaluation or  have our student take a standardized test.  I chose to have my four kid’s work evaluated by a local licensed teacher and here’s how that went down. (Hint, there’s a lot of hand wringing and pukey stomach stuff involved.)

For Kids, Three Dimensions March 20, 2017

Homemade Harmonica

This homemade harmonica is a blast if you don’t mind a little background noise. Even if you do, they are such a hoot they are worth making!  Open the back door and kick your kiddos outside to enjoy the fruits of their labor!

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