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Children are great story tellers. It’s wonderful to listen to their detail, expression, and language when they speak of important events in their lives. I often point out to my students that writing a good story is just... Read more
If your adolescent is struggling in math you need to know for sure that he knows his basic math facts to an automatic level. By “automatic level,” I mean he does not have to expend mental energy remembering them.... Read more
Being a good reader does not necessarily mean that a child will be a good writer. Writing stories is a learned skill, and sometimes the best readers are reluctant writers. The key is to start simply, so that the art of writ... Read more
This past week I got to be "a student." I took an intensive math course, outlining ways to help my first-graders streamline their math skills. It gave me the opportunity to be in the position of learning new skills and info... Read more
The more "automatic" your child can be with basic math facts, the more he or she will be able to easily recall them. This recall can then be applied to more difficult math calculations. In education, we call this math "auto... Read more
Here are three simple ideas to help your young child become a better reader in 2011.
Keep a reading log. Purchase an inexpensive small notebook or blank journal. Date and write down book titles of what you read with your ch... Read more
Most teachers give homework to their students. But, many students struggle with homework, and homework time is miserable. As parents we wonder, "Why do children need homework?"
Having independent work to do outside of schoo... 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