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Learning from silence

 

My name is Erika and I am a compulsive and loud talker. It feels weird to write that since I haven’t spoken in 10 days. You read that right. I’m even a little afraid I’ll sound different or nothing … (continue reading)

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Parent Involvement: You are their first teacher. What will you teach?

Parent Involvement

There is no magic pill or one stop method. Parent involvement takes a lifetime of dedication. We have committed educators thankfully on our sides. By trade and passion they bring us motivational techniques, inspiration and perseverance in our … (continue reading)

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Parent and teacher conferences: Are you prepared

Parent/teacher conferences are right around the corner. These 15-30 minutes conferences are designed to give parents/caregivers/teachers the opportunity to discuss every child’s academic, social/emotional and physical development. Do you know what to expect during your meeting(s)? What questions may help … (continue reading)

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Parent Involvement: Where are you on the spectrum?

The parent involvement balance is something most parents struggles with when raising their children.  Expert opinions on parent involvement are often hard to take if not aligned with our core beliefs about child rearing.  Quality time differs from family … (continue reading)

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Reading a picture book has become obsolete

Technology has its advantages in motivating us to learn more, think differently, and reach new heights in understanding and experiencing all the world has to offer. However, should we forgo the gift to our senses that a newspaper, magazine, favorite … (continue reading)

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Tips to avoid summer learning loss

The dog days of summer are finally here! It is even starting to feel a lot like summer outside. I just recently washed and put the winter jackets away. It won’t get below 50 during the summer in Chicago right? … (continue reading)

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Summer learning loss- Can we stop it?

Summer learning loss is a reality

Not only do children lose 3 months of reading skills out of 12 during the summer but without some guidance reading alone will not slow this decline.

10 ways to help your child improve(continue reading)

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This summer take a break from brushing your teeth

What?

This is ridiculous right? Would you ever allow your child the option to choose if they wanted to brush their teeth instead of helping them with this hygienic necessity twice or more daily? Your local dentist might appreciate your … (continue reading)

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Before I was a Mom

I received this poem from my daughter's second grade teacher and I had to share. It made me smile as a mom and I know it will effect you in the same way.

Before I was a Mom,

I made … (continue reading)

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Reading effects brain functioning in more ways than you think

Recent reading research has revealed reading has an effect on a lot more than just opening our minds to the world around us. Different parts of our brain responsible for listening, perception, and problem solving are effected by our ability … (continue reading)

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