WONDER coming to a theater near you + Giveaway #WONDERthemovie

 

I love a good book. As a teacher and a mother, I love sharing my love of books with both my students and my kids.  One of my favorite books is Wonder. I have read this book with my class a few years ago and my children have both read it in 5th grade. In fact, my son just finished reading it last week. He loved every page and was super excited to hear that it a film adaption is opening up on Friday!

The film is based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER. It tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

We can’t wait to see this movie and in honor of its release, we’re giving away a prize pack. Here is what’s included :

  • T-shirt
  • Fidget Spinner
  • Lunch Bag
  • Book
  • Bookmark
  • Fish Eye Lens
  • Sky/Star Projector and a Screening Pass good for two to see the film in theaters.

All you have to do is let me know who you would take with you and why. Just leave a comment. Winner will be chosen by Random on Friday, November 17th. Good luck!

 

So Many Ways To Use Netflix With The Family

Netflix is such a handy tool for families. Whether it be to entertain for an hour or even educate. Kids may say the darndest things, but they also ask the hardest questions. Whether it’s the new way they’re learning long division or if they’re asking you science questions that seem much more sophisticated than their age (thanks Magic School Bus Rides Again), keep your family TV time moments intact with Google in the palm of your hand. So much learning to do!

 

By the way, are you also watching season 2 of Stranger Things? And if not, why?? If you haven’t seen the first season, go binge that first, and then get going on the new season!

 

*I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam and was compensated for my post. All opinions are my own.

Halloween Weekend Fun

Can you believe that Halloween is already upon us? This is the last weekend before the big night, which means it’s your last chance for some fun activities?

Legoland Brick or Treat – Saturday night is the final night for this year’s event at Legoland. There’s lots of great entertainment and treats for the whole family.

Knott’s Scary Farm – both kiddos went this year, ages 10 and 12 and loved it. It’s not for the younger kids, however, there is Knott’s Spooky Farm held on the weekends. Kids can wear costumes, get treats and see fun entertainment.

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day – Oct. 28. Kick off Halloween activities at Balboa Park, where over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions will present free craft projects, spooky surprises, costume parades and contests. Families will enjoy food trucks, prize-drawing booths and a rooftop pumpkin drop. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo is Oct. 29 from 5:30-8pm. Trick-or-treating, entertainment, games, costume parade & more. Admission required.

Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade is Saturday the 28th in Downtown Anaheim. Festival starts at 11am, parade starts at 6pm. Games, costume contests, pumpkin patch, Dia de los Muertos altars, food & more. Free.