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Help Your School Win $10,000 From Frigo Cheese Heads

Aug 27, 2015 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Contest

Are you a parent who would like to help your child’s school? Maybe even help it win $10,000? Enter your school in the Frigo® Cheese Heads® Build a Bright Future Promotion, and you will have a chance to do just t... Read more
Livia McCoy
Let Your Kids Try—Even if They Might Fail

Aug 25, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Social and Emotional Development, Livia McCoy

Sometimes, your child might want to try out for a sport or take art lessons, even when you know she really doesn’t have the aptitude for it. It is tempting to discourage her from trying, because it is hard to watch your chi... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Behavior Management, From Classroom to Home

Aug 20, 2015 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Social and Emotional Development, Connie McCarthy

We as adults have come to know actions involved in doing a good job or behaving. As teachers all over the country start a new school year, one of their first priorities is to establish a good, workable behavior management env... Read more
Livia McCoy
Strategies for a Smooth School Year

Aug 18, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Organization, Livia McCoy, Back to School

Children across America are returning to school! Summer vacation is over. Most kids stay up late and sleep a lot later in the morning during the summer months. It is now time to start getting used to an earlier bedtime and wa... Read more
Connie McCarthy
10 Tips To Ease the Back-to-School Transition

Aug 13, 2015 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Summer Learning, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, Connie McCarthy, Back to School, 2nd Grade, 1st Grade

Ideally, summer vacation has been relaxing, less stressful, and more laid back for your child. But now that August is halfway through, is she ready to gear up and start a new school year? Here are 10 easy ideas to help your ... Read more
Livia McCoy
Signs and Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Aug 11, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities

There is much concern about the increase in the rate of children diagnosed with autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder-ASD). The Centers for Disease Control reports that in 2000, one out of every 150 children was diagnosed with ASD... Read more
Connie McCarthy
What Pet Should I Get? Is Finally Here!

Aug 06, 2015 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Preschool, Kids Reading, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

As a parent and a 1st grade teacher, I’m a huge fan of Dr. Seuss. I could not wait for the release of his new book, What Pet Should I Get? And I am delighted to say it was worth the wait! From the front cover of The ... Read more
Livia McCoy
Using Minecraft as a Learning Tool

Aug 04, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Technology, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning

Years ago I took a course called Using Legos To Teach Physics. We built all kinds of machines using basic Lego pieces and electric motors. We learned some simple programming so that we could direct our machines to do work. Fo... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Use Listening to Practice Math

Jul 30, 2015 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Math, Connie McCarthy

Many skills in early education rely on the sense of sight, hearing, and touch. Incorporating another approach to these senses, while teaching a certain skill, can provide a young child with an alternate way to learn and remem... Read more
Livia McCoy
Special Fonts for People With Dyslexia

Jul 28, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia

Recently, a friend of mine posted on social media that she has a terrible time reading menus. Several of her friends agreed for a variety of reasons. One reason mentioned is that she is dyslexic and has problems with sequenti... Read more