"Can I play on the iPad/computer?" How often on the weekends (or even during the week) do you hear that statement? And how often do you think you'll hear it when they're not in school (spring break, summer, etc.)? When the kids are home all day, it's REALLY easy to justify 2-3 hours every day… Continue reading Mom, Can I get on the (fill in media device)?
Since the kids will be out of school before we know it, it’s a good idea to have a list of educational games and apps for you to pepper in their screen time. In our house, we have a list of about seven to ten things that must be done before they can have screen… Continue reading Educational Games and Apps
Individualized Education Program (IEP) – The Individualized Educational Program (IEP) is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives specialized instruction and related services. Read more about IEP here and here. 504 Plan – A section of the Rehabilitation Act of… Continue reading What is the difference between 504 and IEP Plans?
Homework and projects are a hot topic these days, and everyone has an opinion. Below are three examples. Dear Parent, Did you see today's homework?!? What a joke. We need another worksheet like we need a hole in the head. Honestly, what is the point of this? All it does is create a stressful time… Continue reading Three Perspectives
Summer birthdays create a sticky situation (for some) with regard to starting school. The cut off date for many states to start school is September 1. A student needs to be 5 years old on or before September 1 to enter Kindergarten. Children whose birthdays fall between the months of June and August are typically… Continue reading The Gift Of A Year