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Entry Activities for the Classroom

Entry Activities for the Classroom

When students are entering the classroom in the morning, teachers have the opportunity to focus on goals like, a) making that transition calm and peaceful, with intentional activities planned and, b) infusing a quick yet valuable learning opportunity...

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The Demise of Cursive Writing

The Demise of Cursive Writing

It seems that we are producing a generation of printers - children who have not learned how to write in cursive. I've heard many opinions on this topic, ranging from, “How will they ever get by?” to “Does it really matter?” First, let's take a look at...

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Getting Through the “Summer Slide”

Getting Through the “Summer Slide”

If you’re a parent of a school-age child chances are you’ve heard of the “summer slide”. It’s what happens when kids forget what they learned all year long while they’re enjoying their summer vacation. Experiencing a summer slide can be discouraging...

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Pretend Play with Your Child

Pretend Play with Your Child

While every day is a great day to focus on the relationships we have with our children, ‘everyday life’ often gets in our way. But acknowledging this gives us the opportunity to search for time to relax and enjoy with our children. Pretend play can be...

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