Keeping School-Aged Kids Busy on Road Trips

This year for Spring Break, my family of 5 made the 15-hour trek to the Florida panhandle. While we have a TV in our car, I really didn't want my kids to be glued to a screen for the entire trip. After a fruitless search on Pinterest for road trip games for kids, but I couldn't find anything, I decided to make my own.
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Road Trip Bingo kept all three of my kids busy for at least an hour. And then they started cheating...
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There are three different versions of the bingo cards so they could all play.

We all worked together on the License Plate Game, with my older girl keeping track of our finds for us.
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The third one, which I don't have a photo of, is an Alphabet Bingo game. The first person to find a word on a sign or a building for each letter of the alphabet is the winner.

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Lice in the Classroom

Last month, I had lice in my house.

Yep. I said it. I'm admitting it on the World Wide Web.

 I'll spare you the saga, but basically, both of my daughters AND I had it. I spent 2 days trying to fight it myself. When I realized I was not only losing the battle, but losing my sanity as well, I waved the white flag and called The Lice Lady. Yes, she's a thing. No, that's not technically her name. She has a machine that kills all live lice and dehydrates the nits so that they all die, and then she combs them all out. She is a MIRACLE WORKER, I tell ya.

While we were there, I picked her brain about treatment/prevention, so today I want to share some of the things I learned. A lot of this info was new to me, and I was able to take this knowledge back to my classroom.
Do you have lice in your classroom? DON'T PANIC! This blog post gives tips and busts myths for these irritating insects.
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