Jul
24
2016

Fantastic Fairy Houses

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2013-04-19 06.26.36

One of the best things about summer is that children get a chance to explore outside of school. Exploring nature and the woods can lead to all kinds of exciting discoveries. Children are natural collectors. Egg cartons make a great holder for rock collections but with a little imagination Fairy Houses can be the ultimate …Related Posts:Classroom Talk Summer Reading 2013!Three Fun and Educational Things to do with Your Kids this Summer4th Graders Review of [...]

Aug
12
2015

Tips for the First Day of School

SEPARATION ANXIETY  Every fall the scene repeats itself, a lone child screaming and inconsolable, every day for the first few weeks of school. Not only is that child deeply distressed, but he disrupts the teacher and increases the anxiety of all of his classmates as they too attempt to adjust to this new situation. For your …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Aug
19
2016

Tips for the First Day of School

SEPARATION ANXIETY  Every fall the scene repeats itself, a lone child screaming and inconsolable, every day for the first few weeks of school. Not only is that child deeply distressed, but he disrupts the teacher and increases the anxiety of all of his classmates as they too attempt to adjust to this new situation. For your …Related Posts: A Home Made Lunch is Not Necessarily a Healthy LunchHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to [...]

Jul
24
2016

Making and Choosing Books for a Beginning Reader

My son is in the first grade.  He is bringing home little books to practice reading.  He seems to be able to read these books.  I went to our small local book store to look for the same type of book to buy him for Christmas and also just to get him extra books for …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Jul
13
2016

How to Keep Your Child Reading this Summer

A great way to keep your child interested in reading over the summer is to start a book club.  It can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose.  Parents should read the book selections first and outline some thoughtful questions that the kids can discuss. For younger readers questions should be simpler: Who? …Related Posts:Not Your Average Summer Reading ListClassroom Talk Summer Reading 2013!4th Graders Review of Secrets of the Crystal CavernBook Review [...]

Oct
11
2014

How Elementary School Students Eat Lunch

As I walk through the cafeteria each day at school I am often amazed by the home made lunches I see.  A lot of parents obviously feel that a lunch made at home is better than one purchased at school, but sadly this is often not the case.  Busy schedules and an unawareness of proper …Related Posts:Don’t Let Your Child Be A Compulsive Eater

Sep
27
2014

Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter Books

My daughter is in grade 2.  She is a good reader but we have a problem.  Many of her friends are now reading chapter books.  She wants to read them too but seems to be very nervous when she brings one home.  I am sure that that she can read them but I don’t know …Related Posts:Five Ways to Motivate ReadersReading Comprehension for Eight to Twelve Year OldsThe 10 School Supplies Your Child NeedsTalking to [...]

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