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Girl With Backpack
Returning to school after a break can be difficult for some kids. Here are a few great suggestions to make the transition easier.
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Tracing Letter A
I absolutely LOVE being the children’s librarian at my school…especially when my kindergarteners come to check out books.  They are SO EXCITED to look at the books and to take one home.  Many of our kindergarteners do not know how to read yet, so they “picture read”.  This is a wonderful “prequel” to reading.  However,...
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Girl Writing
Writing is such an important literacy skill because it gives us a way to express ourselves.  As a teacher, parents often ask me for advice on how to help their child in writing.  In this blog, I will share a few ways that parents can support their child’s writing development in fun ways.   Make Lists...
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Creative Writing
Writing is a skill that takes time and perseverance to cultivate.   As a classroom teacher, I loved my Writer’s Workshop time.  I would model a piece of writing for my students and then give them time to write on their own, in their own private space in the classroom.  I would also continue to...
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Mother Holding Baby
Imagine this playful moment:  A child is sitting on his mother’s lap while the two of them sing and clap the following words together: Itsy bitsy spider Went up the water spout. Down came the rain  And washed the spider out. Out came the sun  And dried up all the rain. And the itsy bitsy...
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Man Reading
“Do as I say, not as I do” is a colloquialism that has been around for centuries.  The idea behind this phrase is that simply telling our children the behavior we want to see is enough to inspire them to make positive choices.   How does this relate to reading and writing?  Simple.  If we...
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Book Club
As summer approaches, a list of fun activities race through the minds of students:   vacations, making smores, participating in summer sports, hanging out with friends until the street lights come on, and most importantly, NO SCHOOL for almost two months!  But what about reading?  Can reading be part of what kids consider “summer fun”? ...
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Answer All Of The Problems. Color All Of The Rectangles With The Same Answer
Are you looking for some Valentine’s Day activities to do at home?  Check out some simple activities you can do at home as well as a free math printable for your child to complete! Write Notes of Kindness Valentine’s Day is about being kind to one another and spending time with the people you love. ...
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Kids Watching Tv
We all know that we are living in the digital era.  Our daily lives revolve around so much technology – computers for work, our phones for messaging, ordering dinner through DoorDash, watching a show on Netflix, shopping on Amazon – so much of our lives now depend on these devices.  It makes sense that the...
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Frustrated Reader
As children are learning how to read, they will occasionally get “stuck” on a word.  This means that they can’t quite figure out what it is.  As a parent, it can be hard to watch your child struggle, because we want them to be successful!  Even though these moments may be hard for your child,...
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