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Relationship Leads to Learning

Relationship Leads to Learning

One day my sister, who is a GREAT MOM, discovered her four-year-old in the master bedroom with a large pair of scissors “experimenting” on the mattress! She exclaimed to herself and to him, “It’s time to go to school!” Actually he had been in...

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ESOL

ESOL

I Don’t Understand – So Why Should I Care? Sometimes I ask myself, “How would I feel if I went to a school where all the instruction was in a language foreign to me?” I might curl up in a ball on the class rug and fall asleep like a little girl...

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Elemeno-P!

Elemeno-P!

What is the problem with “L-M-N-O-P”? Children come to school singing their ABCs but not knowing the meaning behind “elemeno-P”. This can be a problem for children and teachers. The reason children remember the “L-M-N-O-P” expression is because...

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Where Are They?

Where Are They?

Teaching one child or a room full of children is both an opportunity and a challenge! Parents and teachers often ask me, “Where do I start?” My answer always is, “Start where they are! Help them have success there and watch them grow as they move...

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Nip It in the B-u-d!

Nip It in the B-u-d!

Pre-reading skills such as saying letter names, recognizing letters and learning their sounds are very important. Children need a firm foundation in these letter skills before putting sounds together to make words. In fact, some of the problems...

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Not a Horse’s Brain

Not a Horse’s Brain

A friend once said, “A horse has a brain with two sides, but the two sides don’t work together!  If you are going to train horses to avoid an obstacle, you have to show it to them both going and coming for the training to be effective.” Unlike...

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