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when talking to teachers: 5 tips for parents
September 14, 2013 8 comments

when talking to teachers: 5 tips for parents

As a writer for Scholastic Parents’ Raise a Reader blog, ...

school RULES! super-silly lunchbox joke notes
August 24, 2013 2 comments

school RULES! super-silly lunchbox joke notes

    It has been such an amazing summer.  I ...

back-to-school shopping: the secret to keeping kids happy AND parents happy
August 16, 2013 No Comment

back-to-school shopping: the secret to keeping kids happy AND parents happy

Back-to-School shopping can be crazy, stressful, and anxiety-producing for kids ...

give words as a gift: word conscious kids use wordle
June 4, 2013 2 comments

give words as a gift: word conscious kids use wordle

It’s that time of year again, when the fliers start ...

3 all-time best games to play with sight words
May 2, 2013 2 comments

3 all-time best games to play with sight words

What games do you play with sight words? Sight words ...

how to make butterfly pens: a sweet spring garden gift
April 28, 2013 4 comments

how to make butterfly pens: a sweet spring garden gift

For Teacher Appreciation Week, for Mother’s Day, as a birthday ...

helping kids use PowerPoint for presentations and serious learning fun
March 20, 2013 3 comments

helping kids use PowerPoint for presentations and serious learning fun

It’s Spring Fair time, Science Share time, Reader’s Tea, Poetry ...

5 min reading tricks for raising rockstar readers
March 17, 2013 1 comment

5 min reading tricks for raising rockstar readers

It’s here. My first eBook on reading and literacy and ...

read across america week: resources GALORE!
February 25, 2013 1 comment

read across america week: resources GALORE!

One of the reading and literacy world’s biggest months is ...