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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
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 [...]

Jul
11
2013

Turning Your Backyard into a PE Playground

 Useful Tips for Home School Families Guest Post By Jay Harris Homeschooling can be both a blessing and a challenge – and P.E. is the perfect example.  On one hand, you have the freedom to provide your children with the exercise they so earnestly need and crave; on the other, you may lack the funds, space, or expertise to effectively make …Related Posts:10 Outdoor Activities To Do With Kids

Jul
7
2012

Minimal Marking: A Humane and Practical Approach

Guest Post By: Aniya Wells In the time we’ve spent on the student end of the student-teacher relationship.  We’ve all had the experience, even the smartest among us. The teacher hands back an assignment to the class, and before you can even flip to the last page and check your grade, your heart sinks. Your essay is covered in corrections …Related Posts:Essay writing tipsHow to Write an Essay ExamDos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed [...]

May
26
2012

How to Handle the Class Clown

Guest Post by Jenny Ellis   So every class has that one student who tends to think they are on the set of Saturday Night Live and feels the need to practice their stand up during your class. Secretly you are chuckling inside but in all seriousness your class clowns antics are disrupting your class. Most of the time the …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessHow to Write an Essay ExamDos and Don’ts [...]

Apr
14
2012

Book Review: Teaching Comprehension With Nonfiction Read Alouds

  I am in the midst of a teaching unit on nonfiction and was thrilled to have this resource. If you’re a regular reader of classroomtalk.com you have had the opportunity to benefit from Dawn Little’s wealth of knowledge on literacy from her guest posts on this site. The author does a fantastic job of breaking down lessons into easy to …Related Posts:How to Encourage a Struggling LearnerReading Aloud: “Kick It Up a Notch”

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