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Balance: A Lesson from my Pre-Teen

Initially, her response infuriated me inside. Relax? You’ve been handed an opportunity many children could only dream of, and you want to relax? Don’t you owe it to your teacher and school to represent them? Not to mention you’ve been given a gift, and we should share our gifts with the world. When I was […]

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Read Across America (Every) Day: Tips for Reading at Home

Today is Read Across America Day.  But as a mama with the heart of a teacher, a passion for education ingrained deep within my soul, Read Across America Day is every day.   Read… It’s Worth It I’m fully aware that this is not everyone’s reality, though. Some kids absolutely dread reading. And some parents […]

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School Shootings: Let’s Unite Against Violence

I went to Columbine High School. Remember that name? It was the site of one of deadliest school shootings in American history. Two students killed 13 classmates, then committed suicide in the library. Most people remember where they were when the World Trade Center fell. I do, too. But just as vividly, I remember the day […]

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Reading Aloud: Why Do We Do It?

This is the first in a series about communication between you and your child. Why focus on communication? Brazilian educator Paulo Freire says it best: “Yet only through communication can human life hold meaning.” We talk to our children from birth; we spend countless hours and millions of words communicating with them over a lifetime. […]

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Preparing your Child for Kindergarten

We would like to thank Elizabeth Davis, Ed.D, Monument Academy Principal for providing this sponsored post. Monument Academy, a “Public School of Choice”, is a Charter School located in Monument, Colorado, and is the only charter school in Lewis-Palmer District 38. 

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