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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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Child Writing
Writing… a topic that is loved by some, but dreaded by others.  Writing prompts for students seem like a pretty simple concept, right?  In our mind, a child is given a writing prompt and they just have to write.  It seems pretty simple! However, it is not always as easy as it looks.  There probably...
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Blending Ladder
When beginning readers first start on their literacy journey, phonemic awareness is the first step towards this goal.  A strong understanding of phonemic awareness will ultimately lead towards reading acquisition.  You may be asking yourself, what about phonics?  By definition, phonics is the way we use symbols to represent sounds.  In the English language, some...
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Children Learning
Independent learning is a skill that means something different for everyone, depending on their age and experiences.  This kind of unassisted learning is something that happens with infants all the way up through the elderly population.  Every year, your child starts fresh by entering a new grade and a new environment for learning.  Classroom education...
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