Sight Word Activities
When a student is initially learning to read, instruction in phonics often plays a big part, which makes sense – a child can learn to decode most words once they understand the sounds that each of the consonants & vowels make. But there are many words, including a host of very common words like be, […]
Homework Help Tips for Parents
Homework is work. There really is no easy way around that, but at least I know that it is all part of the big picture of filling their brains with knowledge.
Check! 7 Essential “Pre Back To School” Must-Dos to Cross off Your Checklist
Before you let the end-of-summer blues bring you down, know that THIS year, you’re going to show back-to-school time who’s boss by checking these 7 essential “Pre-Back-To-School” must-dos off your back-to-school checklist.
How to Teach Math Using Counters
Counters have so many uses, and are VERY easy to come by. They are easily my go-to manipulative for teaching math. In the classroom, I have used two-color counters, colored blocks and tiles, and small plastic toys with students to reinforce skills.
My Teenager Knows Everything
I get home from a long day of work to find out that my teenager has dropped his grades…..again! What did I do? Did I hurt someone when I was a kid to deserve this type of punishment? I’m kidding….kind of.