Did you know all the discounts and extra perks that come along with educator ID cards also apply to those who homeschool or unschool?
Today I took MaiTai to see Zootopia in the theater. It’s Spring Break, which means it’s Teacher Appreciation Week at this particular place. Free tickets for teachers before 6 p.m. when the sun is least forgiving? Yes please!
Making a homeschool educator ID is easy. You can design a template of your own or use this pre-made, customizable one found here courtesy of Homeschool Buyers Co-op.
To get started, make an account to get your email registered so you can print the card. Choose “Teacher ID,” pick your color/logo preferences and fill in your information. If your child is involved with a local co-op or unschooling “school” like Sudbury, you can replace “My Homeschool” with that title.
Prefer a professionally printed, hard plastic version? You can order it through the site for $7.95.
Here are a few lists of retailers/businesses that offer teacher discounts:
Don’t forget to think outside the box of retail stores. Many movie theaters, museums, park programs, restaurants, family field trip spots, and other establishments offer educator discounts regularly or during certain times of the year (like Spring Break)!
“Mom! Look! I made an M like my name! MOM LOOK!”
Indeed, a plant-based cream cheese toast M!
Who needs writing skills when you have biting skills?
The night before, MaiTai told me with a hint of sadness that he wanted a dinosaur friend to play with. I thought, Oh no, does he need more friends? Is this uncharacteristic request a sign of loneliness??
I said, “We’re going to the Aquarium to see fish and play on rides tomorrow and there will be lots of kids to play with!”
He said, “Okay. But can I turn them into dinosaurs?”
“Okay. Because I only wanted to be friends with a dinosaur, not the kids.”
Ah yes, this child I recognize.
MaiTai loves his shows… and they aren’t always on a screen! InterActive Theater Company is a cast of talented actors who host several performances per season on the stage of a church in Heights area of Houston.
Our initial encounter with ITC was in April when we watched their funny rendition of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” (MaiTai was two and a half). We returned this week to see “Rabbit Tales,” which is open to the public through February 13th if you want to check it out.
Here’s a place for cheap artsy fun in Katy, Texas. I like taking MaiTai here during the week when most kids are in school because it’s quiet, relaxed, and we get the whole place virtually to ourselves. It’s great for making custom-painted gifts for loved ones, too.
When MaiTai was a baby, I took him to a matinee of a Wizard of Oz remake. I didn’t want him to watch the screen that tenderly and impressionably young so I hoped he’d sleep through the whole thing — and sleep he did. He didn’t miss much; it was a terrible (read: godawful) movie.
He had his first ‘big screen’ adventure when I recently enjoyed an outdoor movie with him, a showing of The Polar Express.
Tonight was his first time watching a film (The Good Dinosaur) at a traditional cinema.
Upon entering the theater, he said, “I don’t like this place.”