Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
Some children have a hard time getting started on a task. They sit and stare at the worksheet or book and do not know what to do. There are several things that may be going on.
They may know what they are supposed to do, b... Read more
There is no more denying it: back-to-school is upon us. So, are you in the “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” camp or the “sad to see them go” camp? For me, I always suffer from a f... Read more
Relaxed summer schedules are ending, and the back to school rush has begun. If your young child is counting down the days until school starts, or has just started back, your household routines are changing and getting back in... Read more
|Help Teachers Get the Supplies They Need Through TeacherWishList.com
Aug 03, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teachers, Teacher Appreciation, PTOs and PTAs, Parent Involvement, Organization, Middle School, High School, Elementary School, Contest, Back to School
Did you know that on average, teachers spend $462 of their own money to buy supplies for their classroom?
Enter TeacherWishList.com! This new site was launched last week by School Family Media (our parent compan... Read more
Many people ask me to help them understand why their child is having trouble learning in school. This is a very complicated question! Many things have to happen before learning can occur.
The first step in the learning pro... Read more
Closing out this week with some good news and some good reads! We are happy to announce the 2 winners of the Summer Reading List Sweepstakes. Congrats go to:
Gina Lovejoy from California
Shelly Rogers from Missouri
Jud... Read more
Play is a great tool for learning, and summer is the time to easily blend play with academic skills.
Here are some simple ways to turn play into valuable learning experiences.
At the beach:
Let your child use a stick to prac... Read more
There is nothing like a real-life experience to make you want to learn something new. In the education world, we call this "authentic learning." My grandsons found a pill bug (sowbug, roly-poly bug) under the house where we... Read more
One of the easiest ways to help your child practice writing this summer is to make a "Vacation Memory Book."
If you are going away on vacation, or just taking short day trips to the beach with your child this summer, this is ... Read more
Summertime writing projects are a great time to work on proofreading skills. My students hate to proofread their work! I guess it's because it takes longer to finish it if they take the time to proof it. However, it is a w... Read more