READS - Really Easy and Dynamic Strategies - Reading Comprehension Tool
Home

Monthly Archives: April 2013

In the month of May, did you know?

Posted on: Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 in Activities for kids, talking to kids

Flowers in bloom, kids in shorts, baseballs flying – May is here!  So many interesting events occur this month, and I have decided to share a nontraditional list in this week’s blog. Did you know ???? May 1     … read more »

Leave a comment

Teacher Appreciation Day – Book Suggestions – 04/25/13

Posted on: Thursday, April 25th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Humor, Teacher Appreciation Day

Since Teacher Appreciation Day is May 7th we thought your kids would appreciate some books about teachers that are good for a laugh. Miss Nelson is Missing! (Read Along Book & CD) by Harry G. Allard Jr. is for kids age … read more »

Leave a comment

Teacher Appreciation Day 2013.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, parent involvement, talking to kids, Teacher Appreciation Day, Teacher involvement

Teacher Appreciation Day occurs on May 7th.  Across our country students and parents are being encouraged to recognize teachers by saying thank you, to any teachers that may have touched their lives. Today I would like to share the best ever … read more »

Leave a comment

Books to help build character in young children and teens – Book Suggestions – 04/18/13

Posted on: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 in Building Character, Cognitive Skills, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Dr. Seuss, Honesty, Reading

This week’s blog was about character development in young children and through their teenage years.  Our book recommendations address various character traits and are excellent reading for the various age groups. If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? by … read more »

Leave a comment

Reading, Math and Grit, a New York Times Article.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in Cognitive Skills, Reading, Standardized Testing

The No Child Left Behind Law was enacted in 2001.  Its goal was for all children to become proficient in reading, and math by the year 2014.  Educators have worked tirelessly towards achieving that goal and, for teachers, teaching test … read more »

Leave a comment

Books to help your children build a robust vocabulary – Book Suggestions – 04/11/13

Posted on: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 in Reading

This week’s blog was about way you can help your children build robust vocabularies.  The book suggested below are about kids who find different ways to deal with vocabulary.  Educational, amusing and very entertaining. Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra … read more »

Leave a comment

Five ways to help your children build a robust vocabulary.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Reading with kids

My mother used to say that children are like sponges – they absorb everything they hear. Last week, one of my first grade students gave an incredibly detailed answer using the most robust vocabulary that I have heard in a … read more »

Leave a comment

Books for Kids About Other Cultures – Book Suggestions – 04/04/13

Posted on: Thursday, April 4th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Book recommendations, Books, Conversation with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Cultures, Listening to kids, Other Cultures

Our blog this week was about having the kids do a research project about other cultures and comparing it to their own culture.  This would be the basis for a discussion with the family.  Not only will this encourage kids … read more »

Leave a comment

Cultures and Traditions.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, parent involvement

The “spring” holidays are over!  In preparation for this wonderful season – many families were very busy – getting the house ready for company, shopping for new clothes, and most likely doing some cooking.  Each family has their own set … read more »

Leave a comment