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

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:How to Keep Your Child Reading Over Summer VacationNot Your Average Summer Reading ListHow to Keep Your Child Reading [...]

Dec
21
2015

Holiday Letter to my Student

Dear Ocean Breeze, As you know it’s that time of year again – December.  You and many of your classmates have been asking me a lot of questions this week that I just can’t answer.  It’s not because I don’t want to, but I’ve been asked not to.  When you asked if Santa was real, I …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Jun
11
2015

How to Keep Your Child Reading Over Summer Vacation

School is out and summer vacation can be a time when skills slip a little.  If you focus on activities that are fun and fit a more relaxed schedule, you can keep your blossoming readers reading without burn out. Two of the most important things that you can do to keep reading skills sharp during the …Related Posts:How to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerNot Your Average Summer Reading ListHow to Keep Your Child Reading [...]

Oct
23
2014

Making and Choosing the Right 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:How to Encourage a Struggling LearnerWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy? Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerWhen Your Child [...]

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