Four Ways Parents Can Support Reading At Home With Young Adolescents

As students transition from elementary school to middle school, their motivation to read declines. During this transition, students are forced to shift from the pleasure of reading to academic reading to learn new information (Barton, 2018; Kelley & Decker, 2009). In addition, motivating students to read at the high-school level has proven difficult for teachers (Barton, 2018; Jang, Conradi, McKenna …

Keep Your Kids Learning This Summer

Photo by Les Anderson on Unsplash School is almost out for the summer.  I don’t know about you, but this mama is ready.  This school year has been the toughest for our kids for sure.  Not because of the school work itself, but for the social aspect of life.  Trust me. I will do a blog post about that later.  Even when school …

I Hate Writing, But I’m A Blogger

As a blogger, I must write.  I HATE writing!  I don’t like it one bit.  BUT I do LOVE sharing my story and feel there’s someone out there to benefit from hearing it or may need a good ole chuckle to brighten their day.  It used to take me hours, ok days to write one article because I had to …

A Fun Sight Word Game To Build Reading Skills

  School is in full swing.  The little ones are reading each night before bed, maybe you’re working on sight words, or maybe you’re still reading to them each night.  Either way, learning to read should be fun! If you are looking for a bit of advice on ways to help with reading skills I have one for you.  You …

Avoid Summer Learning Loss With These Few Tips

Avoid summer learning loss with these simple tips

Summer break has begun or quickly approaching for many students. Don’t allow your child to encounter the dreaded summer slide educators talk about at the beginning of each year.  Let’s avoid the summer learning loss for your child! Parents often ask for suggestions to help their children during the summer.  So, here’s a few simple things I recommend: