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|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
Every June I am reminded what a magical year First Grade is in a child’s academic life. I’m reminded by the inspiring words of my students and their parents.
"She taught me how to read and now I love it!" wrote ... Read more
Reading programs at your local library are an awesome way to get your kids to read over the summer. But not all kids are inspired to read by these programs. Some just need that extra nudge. Turning reading into an adve... Read more
Is it me, or does it feel like it’s tough for kids to find time to read for pleasure during the school year? Sure, there’s the book before bed, but I am talking about having a stack of books and no schedule. No s... Read more
Are you facing the decision of whether your young child should repeat their school grade?
The goal of repeating a grade is to give a student extra time to grow, mature, and master grade level skills that were missed the first... Read more
I asked my First Graders to write a story about "why their Mom was special to them." We talked about writing "from your heart." I told them how their words could be better than a "million dollar gift," and a keepsake that th... Read more
By the end of first grade students should know how to tell time to the hour and half-hour, on both an analogical and digital clock. This is sometimes a difficult skill for them to master, especially transitioning from a clo... Read more
Is it just me or is getting your kids to eat breakfast before school a challenge? I am ever-conscious of not being a helicopter parent, but when it comes to breakfast, this is one battle that I pick.
As the school... 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
There are lots of choices for activities for families around cities and towns on winter school vacation; museums, movies, indoor play spaces, etc. But if crowds aren't your thing and you don't want to spend the mone... Read more