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American Education Week and 10 Tips for Parents.

Posted on: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 in Activities for kids, American Education Week, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, parent involvement, Parent/Teacher communication

This year we celebrate American Education Week the week of November 18 – 22.  American Education Week presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every … read more »

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Kids Activities for Veteran’s Day

Posted on: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 in Activities for kids, American Flag, Conversation with kids, History, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Veterans Day

This year Veterans Day is on a Monday, November 11th to be exact. Wow – a three day holiday for so many of us! . No doubt the thought of a long weekend is something to look forward to – … read more »

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Siblings Reading Together: a Great Experience for Both of Them.

Posted on: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Reading with kids, Sibling involvement

Tell me what you’re reading is one of my favorite questions to ask kids.  Amazingly – I have yet to hear the word “nothing.”  Sometimes, however, a younger child may struggle to answer, SO – I have learned to ask … read more »

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Some Tips For Reading With Your Kids

Posted on: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Halloween, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Reading with kids

I’m sure we don’t have to tell you that Halloween is rapidly approaching.  Today we thought we would conjure up some  different thoughts on how to read with the kids. Reading together does not necessarily mean that you sit together … read more »

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Oh – the places we’ve been!

Posted on: Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Kids doing Research, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Vacation Planning

Oh – the places we’ve been!  Traveling to the Southwest was an incredible experience.  We visited six canyons and three cities.  What a beautiful country we live in.  Over the next few weeks we will share some of our incredible … read more »

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One More Back to School Suggestion

Posted on: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 in Back to School, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, Listening to kids, parent involvement

Last week we talked about getting back into the school routine.  Hopefully everyone is getting used to the school time schedule and the family balancing act is going well.  This week we have a very important suggestion about one more … read more »

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Getting Back into the School Routine

Posted on: Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Back to School, Conversation with kids, Homework, parent involvement

For some kids, the school year for 2013 -2014 is in session and for others it’s rapidly approaching!  Hopefully everyone’s first day jitters are over or soon will be.  Maybe homework has already been assigned and the routines that we’ve … read more »

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The Final Weeks of Summer Are Here. Time to Think – Back to School!

Posted on: Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Back to School, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Summer, Summer learning loss

End of August already?  As an educator I’m thinking, “Oh no!  How can summer be over, didn’t it just start?”  As a parent, you may have similar thoughts because right now the kids don’t have to be rushed out of … read more »

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Is it Time to Listen to the Kids?

Posted on: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Listening to kids, parent involvement

Three weeks into July and I’m sure there are many of us who are just hoping for a moment of quiet and solitude.  There is no doubt that summertime with the kids can, at times, be a little tiring.  So … read more »

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Summer Learning Loss, Part 2.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 in Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading, Reading tips for kids, Summer, Summer learning loss

Summertime is only a few days away and school vacation quickly follows the arrival of summer.  Many of us may remember a favorite childhood chant we use to scream – No more teachers – no more books … BUT wait … read more »

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