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Connie McCarthy
Simple Math Games to Reinforce National Math Standards

Oct 14, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Did you know that simple household items could be the "keys" to help your child "unlock" math skills? If you have a pair of dice, paper muffin cups, and pennies or paper clips at your house, you can practice number skill... Read more
Livia McCoy
Is my Child Working Hard Enough in School?

Oct 12, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

My last blog (about skills versus intelligence) mentioned that some parents and teachers think children are not trying when in reality they are working very hard. It is a concern that I have for struggling students, because j... Read more
Connie McCarthy
“Jump Start” Early Reading and Math Success

Sep 23, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Parents want to give their Kindergarten or First Grade child a "jump start" for reading and math success, but are often overwhelmed on how to do it! Experience has taught me that there are three main skills to master. This s... Read more
SchoolFamily
How do you Motivate Your Kids to Persevere?

Sep 15, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, After-School

One of my all-time favorite quotes that I have passed along to my kids is:  "I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." ~Thomas Edison  I think it's important for our kids to know that in school... Read more
Livia McCoy
Options for Helping a Struggling Student

Sep 13, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

When a child is struggling in school, we have three choices for ways to help. We can remediate, accommodate, or teach the child to compensate. If at all possible, we should fix the problem. The best example of this is a chi... Read more
SchoolFamily
Organization Tips to Eliminate the Forgotten Homework, Lunch, Sneakers...

Aug 25, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Learning Disabilities, Homework, Fun Learning Activities

Livia McCoy has spent twenty-six years teaching science to students with language learning disabilities. In addition to teaching students daily, she trains teachers and runs workshops for teachers and parents who want to kn... Read more
SchoolFamily
How to Help Children With Reading Disabilities Cope with Academic Demands

Jul 29, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

This week we are pleased to have a guest blog co-authored by two professors who are specialists in the area of learning disabilities: Howard Margolis, Ed.D., is Professor Emeritus of Reading and Special Education at the City... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Help Your Child Discover the Joy of Reading

Jul 23, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Remember the excitement and joy you felt when your child started to speak? Sounds led to words, words to sentences, and sentences to conversations. You encouraged their speech with interactions, imitation, questions and comm... Read more
SchoolFamily
Foster a Love of Science this Summer!

Jul 20, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Summer Learning, Kindergarten, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities

  I love the fact that the unstructured nature of summer gives kids a chance to explore, discover and experiment. When my kids were little they would spend hours in the woods in our backyard exploring, building, creating... Read more
SchoolFamily
Seeing Eye-to-Eye with Your T(w)een

Jul 13, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Middle School, High School, Fun Learning Activities

Parenting is not always easy, especially when parenting t(w)eens. Rewarding? Yes.  Easy?  Hmm… think I’d go as far as saying, almost never.  But like so many things in life, sometimes we get the gr... Read more