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Connie McCarthy
Holiday Traditions that Improve Reading and Writing Skills

Dec 15, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

The Holiday Season is a time for family traditions. Retelling stories from your childhood and establishing new holiday experiences with your own family is one of the joys of the season. One of my fondest memories, as a child,... Read more
Bill Harley
Teacher Gift Ideas – Beyond the chocolate chip cookie

Dec 14, 2009 - Posted by Bill Harley in Teacher Appreciation, Elementary School, Bill Harley

If you’re considering some kind of teacher gift, I have a suggestion. Homemade cookies are always thoughtful, but the problem with cookies is that the teacher will eat them. And there's also all the other cookies and cu... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Cool Lowe's Christmas and holiday ideas

Dec 01, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Teachers, Teacher Appreciation, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School

I've worked with Lowe's quite a bit these past few years, most often on our partnership on the very generous Toolbox for Education grant program. Even with all that work, I never really thought of Lowe's as a Christmas brand ... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Kids' Holiday Gifts: Give the Gift of Learning

Nov 30, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Motor Skills, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

With Holiday shopping upon us, parents often ask me for suggestions of games or toys that will enhance their child’s learning.  Here are some simple, inexpensive educational toys and games for 4-8 year olds.  ... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Why It's Not Okay to Be Late to School

Nov 03, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Teachers, Kids Learning, Elementary School

Early one morning last week as I pulled the car up to my son's school, he announced that he wasn't wearing any shoes. He had managed to remember his lunch and backpack, but his new tennis shoes were in the garage where he had... Read more
SchoolFamily
Do Parent-Teacher Conferences Make you Nervous?

Oct 28, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent-Teacher Conference, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

I was talking to a friend yesterday whose oldest child is in kindergarten.  She was telling me that she just sent in the form for her daughter's parent-teacher conference and that she was nervous -- despite the fact her ... Read more
SchoolFamily
Help Your Child Learn to Read

Oct 21, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Elementary School

Just came across this blog from Literacy News that I thought had some excellent advice for parents of young readers. As a parent, it's tricky sometimes to know what your role is when it comes to teaching a child to read. Thi... Read more
SchoolFamily
Bullying on the School Bus

Oct 14, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Elementary School, Bullying

When you ask a soon-to-be Kindergartener what part of school they are most excited about, they often say riding the school bus! Fast forward a couple of years and ask some moms what they dread the most about their child's sch... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Tips to Help Ease School Anxiety

Sep 10, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

On the opening day of school I noticed Sarah, a new first grader, looking very upset.I saw that her shoelaces were untied."Would you like me to tie those for you?", I asked. "Yes", she said with tears in her eyes,  ... Read more
SchoolFamily
Kids and Activities: How many is too many?

Sep 09, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Back to School

It's that time of year! Back to school, kid's activities ramping up. How do you decide what and how many extracurricular activities your children will participate in? A recent article on MSNBC talks about a study that sa... Read more