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Here are three simple ideas to help your young child become a better reader in 2011.
Keep a reading log. Purchase an inexpensive small notebook or blank journal. Date and write down book titles of what you read with your ch... Read more
After the hustle and bustle of the holidays it’s great to relax with some family games that will keep learning skills sharp. Here are two family-friendly games that are easy and fun to play:Game 1 “Find the ... Read more
One of our writing projects last week was about "Christmas Wishes." I asked my First Grade students to write about their Christmas wishes for people of the whole world. If they had the power to make a real difference in the... Read more
Having the right tools in one place can make homework less of a struggle. At a PTO meeting last night two colleagues and I addressed parent’s concerns about homework.
Mrs. Monteiro, a third grade teacher, told parents ... Read more
So much of the holiday season is about sharing family traditions. In my class today, we were very excited to have one of my student’s mom share their family’s Chanukah celebrations.
Most of the students in my cla... Read more
At this time of year parents often ask me for gift suggestions that promote learning. So often, a successful gift of this type depends on your child’s learning style. So here are a few gift ideas for visual, auditory,... Read more
Often we hear the term "Back to Basics." But what does this really mean? With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner, I was really reminded of, and enchanted by my student’s "back to basics" view. Their short sto... Read more
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
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
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