science fair

Science Fair Season – Find a Topic and Start Exploring with These Ideas

Science is in the air. It’s time for Science Fair Season! I organize our school’s science fair and every year my goal is to get more kids than the previous year to sign up to participate. I want to get kids excited about science. Some parents tell me that science just isn’t their kids’ thing. I’m not one to force anyone into something they don’t want to do, but I am of the belief that no matter where your interests lie, you can find a science fair project.

Is Your Volunteering Truly Benefiting Your Child?

When I was growing up, my mom was always involved in our elementary school. She was active in the PTA, served as president and worked as a teacher’s aide in my later years. I enjoyed having my mom be a part of my education and visible in the school. This left such an impact on me that I am now involved in my daughters’ school. Like my mom, I am active, but work to give my children space to be themselves and find their own place without their mother hovering. Unlike my mom, I work outside the home. Also unlike my mom, I do not participate in the PTA directly, but help out in other capacities. I help in the classroom, fill Friday folders, act as room parent, organize the science fair and sit on the school improvement committee. I also ran a science club last fall. After that list...