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Category Archives: early education

Is your child ready for Kindergarten?

How can you know if your child is ready for Kindergarten?  First of all, if you’re really concerned, contact a current Kindergarten teacher to find out the prerequisites for their … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Should we prepare a preschooler to read?

Absolutely!  For years we teachers have begged parents to read and ask comprehension questions of their preschool children!  There’s no doubt that a child who is prepared either from a … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Back to School Made Easy

Oh no!  It’s almost August and that means SCHOOL IS GOING TO START SOON!  Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! I know, I know.  No more sleeping in past 5:35, no more shopping during the … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Are we beginning Kindergarten way too early?

Absolutely in many ways.  If you’ve ever spent time in the early elementary grades as a teacher, I know you’ll also agree. I just saw the results of research performed … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

25 Tricks to Improve Boring Lessons

Do you have to teach multiplication tables, boring algorithms, history dates, fluency, comprehension, list of U.S. Presidents, etc.  B O R I N G! So, how can you make these … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

5 Ways Reading Helps Increase Standardized Test Scores

Being a teacher from “old school,” I’ve always known that once a child begins to read for enjoyment and then for learning, their test scores will automatically rise.  It just … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

8 Things to Look for in a Classroom

Are you on Christmas Vacation and wondering how you can make your classroom more effective when you return this next Semester?  Are you a student in college expecting to do … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

50 More Playful Sight Word Games

I know I’ve been “on vacation” about putting in posts and it’s not even the Christmas holidays yet!  I also know that most of my readers are really looking forward … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why Did I Keep Teaching When it Became Harder and Harder?

I taught for over 40 years in public and private schools, private industry, and pre-school.  I have seen the pendulum swing to both sides in areas of child behavior and … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Does Family Wealth Determine Students’ Success?

I’ve taught in private and public schools, in a Title 1 school as well as an upper-middle class small town elementary school.  So, to answer this question, “it depends.”  I’ve … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

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