Posts made in December, 2014

How can we help our kids become lifelong readers?

How can we help our kids become lifelong readers?

      How can we help our kids become lifelong readers?   Years of research support that reading to children from birth helps them to associate reading with feelings of love. It helps to develop the needed vocabulary to be successful, and it allows them to build a wealth of background knowledge that helps them to interpret the world. And, let’s face it, reading to them while they are young is a joyful experience for both the...

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Teachers + Parents = Success 4 All

Teachers + Parents = Success 4 All

        Parental involvement plays a vital role in the success of a child’s education.  DCS strives to not only have good communication with parents but also provides resources to assist them in enhancing their child’s learning.  It is proven that when schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more. Since...

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Literacy Learning in Elementary Schools

Literacy Learning in Elementary Schools

      Elementary classrooms across DeSoto County provide robust reading and writing curriculum through a balanced literacy framework. Gone are the days where the teacher stands at the front of the class calling on individual students to read sentences then assign reading and writing related activities. In this one-size-fits-all curriculum, struggling students tend to fall further behind while high achieving students are not...

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