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Connie McCarthy
Understanding One-to-One Correspondence

Jun 25, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Reading, Kids Math, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

One-to-one correspondence is a fundamental skill in both math and reading.Adults use this concept every day. We automatically count out appropriate dollar bills and coins to pay for items. We set the table for the right amoun... Read more
SchoolFamily
Join our community for parents of school-aged kids

Jun 24, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in SchoolFamily.com

Very happy to let you know about the launch of two brand new sections on the site today!Community - Thinking about how to keep your kids safe online? Wondering how to keep up your kids learning over the summer? Looking for bo... Read more
SchoolFamily
Summer Reading Program Keeps Young Minds Active

Jun 23, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Reading

Thought this Summer Reading Program from Half Price Books was a neat idea. (Of course I was one of those kids who read after a bedtime with a flashlight under the covers so it's not surprising I like this promotion to encoura... Read more
Tim Sullivan
The New School Cheating? Or no?

Jun 22, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Technology, Kids Learning

Lots of conversation about the recent Common Sense Media report on how many kids are cheating (and how) these days and how they're using new technology tools to help.Obviously, some cheating is still just cheating. Has been h... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Time for a Rhyme

Jun 18, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Children learn how to talk instinctively. It is a natural process. It occurs through interaction with family members, caregivers, or even playmates. However, this is not the case with reading. Reading must be learned.Lear... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Simple Tools for Sharp Listening Skills

Jun 12, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

In this digital age an old-fashioned, child-friendly cassette tape player can be your four-to-six year old's best friend!Do you have to be away on a business trip, and miss your child's bedtime story? Record your child's favo... Read more
SchoolFamily
Summer Learning Activity Can Turn Into Donated Rice

Jun 10, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Reading, Kids Math

A colleague sent me this neat site that promotes learning and feeds people at the same time! I have to confess I probably spent a little too much time reviewing my high school french vocabulary but it's hard to stop when each... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Mother's Day Reflections - "My Mom's Hair Is Like Polished Wood"

Jun 09, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Connie McCarthy

"My mom's hair is like polished wood," wrote one student in my class. Another wrote "Her hugs feel like the ocean waves." Yet another wrote "If I could choose any mom in the world to be my mom, I would choose her."  ... Read more
Connie McCarthy
The Triangle Base: Three Core Skills All Early Elementary Children Need To Enhance Learning

Jun 02, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Connie McCarthy

When parents want to prepare a healthy meal for their child, there are hundreds of cookbooks to guide them. But when a parent wants to prepare their child for school success, there are limited resources at their disposal. Tha... Read more
SchoolFamily
Welcome Connie McCarthy to the School Family blog team!

Jun 01, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in SchoolFamily.com, Connie McCarthy

We're thrilled that Connie will be sharing her insight and expertise here on SchoolFamily.com. As a teacher, she has devoted her career to making sure that her young students do very well in school, right from the start. Conn... Read more