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Skills of a Great reader/writer

“LOOK! I wrote something”, one of my 5-year-olds squealed out with excitement. To some, this may not seem like a big deal, but for weeks I had been working with a group of kindergarteners to learn to Read and Write their first words to string into a sentence. This is a milestone that made me […]

SSAT Verbal resources

Now that you and your child have committed to a date to take the SSAT, it’s time to study, right? RIGHT! But what resources should you use? In the past, I’ve recommended Barron’s SSAT practice book (link), (list the others here). Something new that I have liked to incorporate for reading and verbal comprehension is […]

Private School Elementary Entrance Exam Tips – Draft 1

The TOP 6 Things Every Parent Should Know About Private School Entrance Exams(SSAT and ISEE) SSAT or ISEE, Don’t stress!    Every year kids are tested in verbal, math, logical reasoning, and reading comprehension skills for admissions officers at independent private schools across the state. They are evaluated and compared to their peers, in their […]

Keeping up During School Breaks

The holiday season, and any school break for that matter, bring a time when parents, students, and teachers look forward to the days they can sleep in and share traditions with family and friends. But this is also a time when children see their break as a chance of sweet freedom from studying for quizzes, […]

Preparing for Parent-Teacher conferences

Parent-teacher conferences don’t have to be daunting for both parent and teacher; just make sure you go in prepared with a clear understanding of what you’re there for. It’s your right as a parent to ask. At any point in the year, you can request a conference and the teacher can do the same.   […]