Journal Time

Journaling is probably one of the best ways to get your child to fall in love with writing.  It helps them communicate ideas, reflect on their feelings, process their thoughts, develop a wild imagination, and write while responding to open-ended questions without the structure of a formal essay. Journal time can be unscripted or a guided … Continue reading Journal Time

Tips for Avoiding Summer Learning Loss

For students, this is the most exciting time of the year. The end of May means school is ending, and it's a start to a summer filled with fun activities, hanging out with friends, time with family, playdates, jumping in the pool, traveling, extra sleep, and running up the grocery bill.  For some, it can … Continue reading Tips for Avoiding Summer Learning Loss

The Literacy Issue

So, I'm trying something new. I wanted to release a quarterly "magazine" for you guys.  I'm doing a soft release today.  Let me know what you think and how I can improve.  This one is short for the soft launch. Don't be too hard on me.  Click on the link below to access the first … Continue reading The Literacy Issue

Reading VS Recall

As an educator, one of the hardest things to communicate to a parent is, “Your child has a deficit in,” especially when the parent is confident in the child’s ability to read. As a Reading Specialist, it’s my job to make sure I educate my parents about their child's deficit, and to empower and equip … Continue reading Reading VS Recall