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8 Back-To-School Hacks For The Wise Spender

14 Jun back to school budget tips

Summer’s over, school’s here! It’s time for your children to ditch the beach and hit the books once again. By this time, most parents see themselves in Brokesville soon.

Here are some helpful tips in spending less this upcoming school year.

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A Simple Tutorial on Making A Kindergarten Graduation Cap

27 Mar

Kinder pupils are so lovable in a way that they are so eager to learn new things. As their graduation comes near, what could be more wonderful than letting them in for a new and exciting craft adventure where they get to help make their own graduation cap?

Making a kindergarten graduation cap is extremely easy. You can even ask some help from your little ones and turn the process into a bonding session. More than that, this will surely make them appreciate their kindergarten graduation even more.

Kindergarten Graduation Cap

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Here are the things you will need:

• Black construction paper or card stock (20 x 20 inches)
• Strip of black construction paper or card stock (measure this against the head of your child for better fitting)
• Another piece of construction paper with 6 inches height (for the tassel making)
• Yarn (for the tassel)
• Stapler/Glue
• Hole puncher

Let us first discuss how to make the tassel so that you will all things ready for the actual kindergarten graduation cap making.

What you need to do:

1. Wrap yarn about 15-20 times around the 6-inch construction board. Set aside.
2. Cut a piece of yarn around 16 inches long. This will be the piece that you will slip in the graduation cap but first you have to slip it inside the wrapped yarn in the 6-inch construction board. Tie in a knot to secure the wrapped yarn. Remove the wrapped yarn from the construction board.
3. Cut another piece of yarn around 8 inches long. Use this to tie the wrapped yarn about half inch from the top.
4. Cut out excess yarn.

Once you have prepared the right measurements, you can now proceed to the actual process of making a kindergarten graduation cap:

1. Get the black construction paper or card stock that measures 20 x 20 inches. Fold the corners until they all meet in the middle. Through this, you should have a smaller piece of square that is thicker than the original piece you started with.

2. Fold the corners once again to produce a smaller but sturdier square.

3. Fold the flaps in the center out until the flap reaches the end of the square. These will serve as the anchors for the circular headpiece you are about to make.

4. Punch a small hole in the center of the square and attach the tassel.

preschool graduation

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5. Get the strip of black construction paper or card stock and wrap it around your child’s head comfortably. Put a mark on where the ends should meet. You can either put glue on the edges to secure them or you can simply staple them together.

6. Attached to the tabs in the square card stock we made earlier by glue or by tape.

7. Let your kids practice wearing their kindergarten graduation cap.

Graduation Meaning, What Is It Really?

28 Feb
graduation meaning

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All students, unless they go astray or decide to do something else, will really have to go through graduation. It is basically the goal for every quiz that we take, for every homework that we lazily do and for every academic requirement that we hastily finish and submit. It’s like the bright light at the end of a dark tunnel.

What really is graduation? What does it mean to you or to that person seating next to you day dreaming while the teacher proceeds with the lecture as if speaking in tongue?

Here are some of the meanings of graduation to different people:

Graduation as Freedom

For obvious reasons, graduation means freedom to those students who feel enslaved by the education system and takes schooling as something imposed upon them by their parents or by societal expectations.

Graduation as a Gift

Indeed, graduation is a gift to those parents who worked hard all their life so their children could go to school and be who they want to be. It’s a priceless moment that they can enjoy remembering at the end of every day’s hard toil.

Graduation as Goodbyes

School becomes more than a community for students. It is where they find their own self and it is also where they meet classmates who will eventually become their friends that will take care and be with them like another family. Graduation may be a day when they will have to say goodbye to their best buddies who have been with them for years through all those escapades in and out of school.

Graduation as a New Beginning

Truly, graduation ends a chapter in a student’s academic life. However, as they say the closing of school is only the beginning of the real world. Education is merely the preparation which students or graduates as a lever towards achieving their individual dreams. Thus, it’s a new beginning.

Whatever graduation means surely graduation is a meaningful event to any student.