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

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