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by Administrator | October 27, 2014 | Holiday Activities

Is your family ready for all the Halloween festivities? We sure are! As a fun, Halloween-themed art activity (and in case your little ones still haven’t said “yes” to a costume), we’ve provided six free Halloween mask templates that you can print off for your kiddos to decorate. See directions below.   Items Needed: Art [...]

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by Administrator | October 27, 2014

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by Administrator | October 23, 2014 | Recipes

by Andrea Lynn   Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Did you know that a vehicle for healthy and easy dinners is already in your home? Lean cuts of meat, like the boneless bottom round beef roast used in this recipe, are best when cooked slowly over a long period of time, a la the slow cooker. [...]

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by Administrator | October 21, 2014 | Learning Activities | Uncategorized

These eight reader response questions are a fun way to interact with your little ones after they read “Bunny Cakes” in our schools today for Read for the Record Day! These questions will help your little one to: Understand the messages within the story Apply lessons from the book to their lives Enhance their ability [...]

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by Administrator | October 16, 2014 | Uncategorized

Since this year’s Read for the Record book is “Bunny Cakes” by Rosemary Wells, what better way to prepare for the record-breaking day than by cooking some tasty, healthy snacks for kids! Below, we have two yummy kid friendly recipes for Butternut Squash Bread and Healthy Carrot Cake. Have fun baking these goodies with your [...]

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by Administrator | October 11, 2014

We’re just 10 days away from Read for the Record Day 2014, so to celebrate the joy of reading, we have created free bunny-themed bookmarks for kiddos to color!    

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | October 3, 2014

Soon you’ll be seeing information on parent-teacher conferences at your child’s school. “Conferences for my young child?” you might say to yourself. “Why?” Many parents think, “I see my child’s teacher every day at drop-off and pick-up. We always talk about how things are going. I don’t need to go to a conference.” Yes, parents [...]

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by Administrator | September 19, 2014

Bust out your sharpened number two pencils and put on your fancy clothes, because back to school time is here!  With kids spending roughly 35 hours a week at school, it is important for parents to know what is happening in the classroom.  Building a strong home and school connection is essential.  Here are eight [...]

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by Administrator | September 12, 2014

This is one of my favorite times of year, the weather is cooling off, the garden is overflowing with tomatoes and the kids are dusting off backpacks in anticipation of school starting.  Even our little ones have big transitions at this time of year, with beginning preschool or switching to new daycare. For many of [...]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | September 8, 2014

Right now, you’re probably wondering what an “intentional classroom” is. The answer is a great environment to foster learning in your child. This research- and evidence-based approach to education is associated with greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and an improved school climate. In the intentional classroom, our curriculum links directly to assessment and lesson [...]

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