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Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
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
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
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
Giving your kids books to read. Great. Making reading and literacy a family activity and habit—even better.
Did you know that November is Family Literacy month? Family literacy is more than just building reading skills... Read more