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National standards have set the bar for academic achievement, which means that today it is clear what a student should have achieved by certain points in the school year.
Parent teacher conferences are a terrific opportunity ... Read more
With the holiday season now in full swing, don’t forget the gift of books—even though your child might be yearning for the latest electronic gadgets!
Seeing beautiful illustrations, turning actual pages, and imagi... Read more
In preparation for Thanksgiving, my 1st grade class had a discussion about what we’re thankful for this holiday. I wanted to share my student’s thoughts because their 6- and 7-year-old perspectives are sweet and i... Read more
Often I find myself asking, “What’s happened to basic good manners these days?”
Last week I was having a conversation with another teacher in our school corridor. As we were chatting, two students plow... Read more
“Art is thought expressed through the hands.”
— Unknown author
Most young children are natural artists. Some of an infant’s earliest responses are to color, light and shapes. These responses help an in... Read more
Remember all the times you have gotten a song stuck in your head and it’s driven you crazy?
The reverse is true for young children. If you really want them to remember something, put it to music!
I have foun... Read more
Is there a connection between the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and our schools?
As an early educator I read with interest an October 19 Op-Ed piece in the New York Times that a friend and fellow educator sent me.... Read more
|Use Estimating Fun to Educate
Oct 17, 2011 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parenting, Parent Involvement, Motor Skills, Kindergarten, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy, Back to School
Take advantage of your young child’s natural curiosity by using estimation! It is a great way to help your child improve her overall math skills.
Estimating gives a child the opportunity to “guess” a math an... Read more
As a life-long Red Sox fan, I was astounded by my beloved team’s collapse.
Just about everyone has heard how the team fell apart in September, and squandered a nine game lead in the American League wild card race.
How c... Read more
What parent's heart doesn't sink when they hear their young child struggling to read? An immediate response is to jump in and say the word to keep the story flowing. That works for the short-term … but doesn't really ... Read more