Retention: Is it worth it?

No one likes to hear the “r” word in an educational setting. As a parent, hearing the word, retention can stir up strong emotions for you. The term is scary, carries a lot of weight, can be embarrassing and frustrating, and unfortunately, there is a negative stigma attached to it. Children can be retained because … Continue reading Retention: Is it worth it?

Help them figure it out

This picture that accompanies this post may look crazy to you, but it’s a strategy that helps someone focus.  I love to observe people. I catch some things that that the regular human eye may miss. Yesterday, while I was on set with my daughter, I observed that the director was writing in this tiny … Continue reading Help them figure it out

Effective Spelling Strategies​

Hey Village, By now, you've gotten into the groove of school and have some sort of routine set up.  I bet you are rocking it out! Even though you're doing an excellent job with your child, I wanted to send an email to assist you. If your child is in grades K-3rd, he/she is probably … Continue reading Effective Spelling Strategies​

Digital Books

Greetings, If you follow me on social media then you've already seen the digital book that I just released for beginning readers.  This book focuses on the short vowel, a. The book has 38 words and falls between the 10L-200L range.  This short book will assist your child in building fluency and decoding CVC and … Continue reading Digital Books

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