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Livia McCoy
How Can I Help my Child with her Long Term Project?

Nov 15, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning, Homework, Fun Learning Activities

What? Mary has a science project to do? Many struggling students have a terrible time with long term projects. These projects require them to manage their time and energy for the project while continuing with their normal ... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Help Your "Hands-On" Learner with Reading and Math Skills

Nov 11, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy

Your "Hands-On" learner is the child who can put things together, or take them apart. This is the child whose favorite activity is blocks, clay, Legos, or digging. They are the children, who at the end of the day have the d... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Help Your Auditory Learner with Reading and Math Skills

Nov 05, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Your auditory learner is usually a good listener. This is the child who says "But Mom you said...!" They are the children who follow spoken directions, love rhymes, music, listening to stories or listening to audio books. T... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Help Your Visual Learner with Reading and Math Skills

Oct 28, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

As a visual learner your child really responds to color, design, charts, lists, and most things that have a clear, strong, and appealing visual image. You can tap into this learning style with the following easy tips and ide... Read more
Livia McCoy
When a Child Struggles to Read: What a Parent Needs to Know

Oct 25, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

Every child needs to learn how to read well. When reading does not come easily, it affects every part of life. Thanks to research conducted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), we know th... Read more
SchoolFamily
Cool Contest Alert

Oct 19, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Health and Fitness, Contest

Just wanted to give you a head's up to a cool contest that one of our sponsors is running: the Play 60 Super Bowl Contest. As parents, one of our top priorities is to keep our kids active and healthy. Sometimes it takes more ... Read more
Livia McCoy
Forming a Parent-Teacher Partnership to Help a Struggling Child

Oct 18, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent-Teacher Conference, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning

When parents and schools work together, children benefit. According to a report from the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, "When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children ... Read more
Livia McCoy
What does it mean to have a "sequencing" problem?

Sep 28, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning

The first year we had a girl’s softball team at the school where I teach, one of the girls on the team was very athletic. She could throw and hit the ball well, and she could run very fast. In the first game of the se... Read more
Connie McCarthy
“Jump Start” Early Reading and Math Success

Sep 23, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Parents want to give their Kindergarten or First Grade child a "jump start" for reading and math success, but are often overwhelmed on how to do it! Experience has taught me that there are three main skills to master. This s... Read more
Livia McCoy
Options for Helping a Struggling Student

Sep 13, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

When a child is struggling in school, we have three choices for ways to help. We can remediate, accommodate, or teach the child to compensate. If at all possible, we should fix the problem. The best example of this is a chi... Read more