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

Decreasing Screen Time

Turning off devices is the key to developing healthy and active children. Year after year, I see an increase in children who are unable to focus in class, complete assigned tasks for more than 20 min., and sit still in the classroom. Not because it’s not engaging... Not because they’ve been diagnosed with a learning … Continue reading Decreasing Screen Time

Sight words & Reading

There is a push in lower grades for children to memorize the list of sight words that are comparable to their grade level.   Sight words are frequently used words in a text that students recognize instantly without sounding them out.  They account for about 75% of words that beginning readers see in a book, and … Continue reading Sight words & Reading

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

Pencil Grasp Development

As your child grows and develops, the way they hold their pencil will begin to change. As you're guiding them, you want to make sure you're allowing their fine and gross motor skills to develop.  You don't want to rush their development. Your child will let you know when they are ready to move forward. Monitor each stage … Continue reading Pencil Grasp Development