Two Skills for Superhero Readers

Two Skills for Superhero Readers

Decode: to change (secret messages, documents, etc.) from a set of letters, numbers, symbols, etc., you cannot understand into words you can understand If you cannot read a language, even one you speak already, all written text is a secret message.  Text is useless to...
5 Ways to Ace Standardized Testing

5 Ways to Ace Standardized Testing

Standardized testing has permeated our society for all ages, including some for 3 year olds at elite private pre-schools.  While you may agree or disagree with its usefulness, likely you have to deal with it either for yourself or your child.  If we’re going to...
Ways to Make Your Children Smarter

Ways to Make Your Children Smarter

In this article on Barking Up the Wrong Tree blog, the author gives a great list of ways to improve your child’s academic performance.  Here are a few. 1) Get Good Sleep While this may seem like basic knowledge, many students today are doing more and more activities...
Kick off summer reading!

Kick off summer reading!

Summer is here! Camp! Swimming! All day play! Reading!
Wait, what?
Yes, reading! Think of all the time now your child has to get lost in a book. This is a great way to avoid the summer slide of losing some of the great comprehension skills gained during school year. Your child can read about new places and fun experiences while gaining vocabulary and background knowledge that will aid in the fall.