Five Sight Word Apps to Help Your Kids Learn to Read
Five Android apps that will help your kids learn to read. If your kiddo loves screen time, give them some games they can learn from while having fun.
Open House (Meet the Teacher Night) - School and the City
Yes, I am aware that my open house was four whole weeks ago. This whole back-to-school thing has been completely out of control. I CANNOT catch up, and I come home every day aching and exhausted. I would totally be asleep right now, but it’s storming, and I don’t do well with storms. ... Read More about Open House (Meet the Teacher Night)
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Let’s face it: reading logs are boring, and most kids hate writing down the titles and authors of books they’ve read in order to “prove” they’ve done their required 20 minutes of reading time at home. Here are some more authentic ways to hold students accountable for their reading time and foster a love of books. Please …
Why Read 20 Minutes? Pinterest-Inspired Visual!
I saw a great visual on Pinterest regarding reading for 20 minutes each night. It came from the Perry & Lecompton Unified School District (click HERE to see the original.) I added my own flair to the visual because I plan on adding it to the beginning of the students' planners next year. We all know that it's the fastest way to become a good reader, but there are always those kids (and parents!) who ignore the science and skip reading at night. I think I'll put this on the very first page of…
It's getting to be that time of year again. Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC's). I have to say that I love PTC's. Working at the school that I did, it might be the only time I ever saw and actually communicated with the parents of certain students. Yes it meant long days at the school and trying to find a nice way to say "YOU WANT TO SEE PROGRESS?!? TRY WORKING WITH YOUR CHILD AT HOME!!!", but it also meant that parents and I were coming together to try and help their child become better…
How to Approach Parent Teacher Conferences Like a Pro!
As Parent Teacher Conferences near each school year, I am always reminded of my first year as a teacher, and my first experience with Parent Teacher Conferences. I have to tell you, I was absolutely terrified at the thought of talking to each of my students' parents individually that first year. Sure, I can talk to a roomful of six year olds all day long...but adults? Just the thought had me over-indulging in the stash of M&M's I'd secretly been keeping in my desk for a little snack here and…
10 Reading Games for Kids to Make Learning Fun
Reading games can make beginning words for kids fun. Learning sight words and phonics becomes a reading game when play is incorporated into learning to read.
Reading Levels Explained for Parents! - Dianna Radcliff
These parent reading level letters help to explain the characteristics of students independent and instructional reading levels. Great for conferences and to model for parents!
Ready to Read at Home!!
Hello Everyone! We believe that the more time spent with books in the hands of our young readers, the greater progress we'll see in their growth as readers. We also believe with our whole hearts in the home / school connection. We recommend that our firsties read for at least 10 minutes every evening. Tomorrow is the day when we will begin sending home books for our kids to read to parents. They will be "just right" books which they have each selected. Over the years I have had many parents…
Save time and paper by using Kaymbu to create School Newsletters for communication. With our Customizable Templates, you can focus on providing rich classroom updates through photos, videos and text. Kaymbu is the easiest, fastest and most powerful app to create beautiful documentation for your classroom in minutes.
6 Traits of Writing - Reading - Professional Development
Leading provider of reading and writing professional development. Services include 6 traits of writing, writer workshops, and reading and writing mini-lessons. Locations in Indiana and Illinois.
bookmarks for parents
after finding a similar bookmark on Pinterest (that no longer has a link), I made these to put in my parent information packets... You can find a freebie bundle of these bookmarks and a welcome card HERE or in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
How To Read With Your Child - I Can Teach My Child!
Guest Post by Leah of Your Dime Your Time Reading daily with your child is critical to their development in many ways. There is no better way to
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Looking for easy ways to increase parent-teacher communication and keep parents informed about behavior and academics? This page will direct you to resources for updating all of your parents or just the ones whose children need extra accountability. Document parent communication It’s very helpful to document and keep track of interactions you have with students’ …