Paper Books vs Digital Books

Ok, so this has been a topic of discussion among myself and other moms and teachers, what is better paper or digital books? About two months ago I started a six month subscription to the new Netflix of books, Epic. Now when I first read about the program, I was completely and utterly super excited to have all these books right at the touch of a computer or tablet button.  Reading has never been something that I have had to beg my kids to do, but making time for the library and bookstore has in the past been a problem.  I…

I Support HomeSchooling!

It’s almost that time.  The first day of school is right around the corner?  It is time to make the decision to home school or register your child for traditional schooling. Times have changed and there is a tremendous amount of support and resources for families who have made the decision to homeschool. I have been in education for over 15 years and I continue to educate myself on new practices for teaching and how children learn.  I have taught in many diverse settings and I have worked with children who are exceptional learners and those who are challenged in…

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

A new book series has just been released for all the preschool and kindergarten early readers in the world. Tori’s Books are a collection of sight word learning books with colorful pictures and easy to follow language. The repetition and playful story will have your child reading independently and to others. I am very proud of this series of books, mostly because my daughter who is the inspiration for The Middle Child Luck series is the illustrator. The books are available on kindle and iTunes.  Please write a review or comment and let us know how you liked the books.  Two…

Sight Word Practice

My first grader is learning sight words and the teacher sends home four words a week which most times are words that were learned in kindergarten. I decided to purchase a packet of sight word cards for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade. The cards are kept in a coupon holder and everyday we practice ten words. The words that she knows goes in one compartment, the words that she hesitates with goes in another compartment and are repeated the same day, and the words that she does not know goes in another compartment and are repeated the next day….