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2011 yearly archives

Should we turn our SCHOOLS into PRISONS… read on!

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May 26,2011 | Posted in State Education Budgets by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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I recently read an article about how a Michigan School Superintendent is pleading the Governor to make his school a prison. I never realized how much money we funnel into the prison system vs. the funds we allocate per student in … Read More

Focusing troubles this time of year?

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May 19,2011 | Posted in Focus by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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This time of year it’s especially difficult to keep kids focused in the classroom. By mid May most students have checked out and many teachers are holding their own personal countdowns to summer. Homework time is just so hard for … Read More

Running + Education = Empowerment

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May 17,2011 | Posted in Running by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Today’s academic resource is not one of my typical educational suggestions or products, but a great program that combines two of my passions – education and running!  Anyone who knows me knows how committed I am to both endeavors. Today’s … Read More

Is My Child Ready For Kindergarten?

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May 11,2011 | Posted in Kindergarten by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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This is the time of year when many parents start to ponder this very question. Even if your child turns five prior to your state’s cut-off date, you may be still be wondering if they are ready. Kindergarten is much … Read More

Great Reads for High School Students

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May 09,2011 | Posted in Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Kick back relax and grab one of these great books! Friday Night Lights by Bissinger Marely & Me: Life & Love with the World’s Worst Dog by Grogan Twilight by Meyer I am Legend by Matheson My Sister’s Keeper by … Read More

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Good Book!

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May 03,2011 | Posted in Reading, Uncategorized by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Check out these great selections for children in kindergarten through 5th grade! Cinco de Mayo by Mary Dodson-Wade Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by Joanne Mattern Celebrate Cinch de Mayo: with fiestas, music and dance by Carolyn Otto Cinco de Mayo … Read More

Reading With My Girls… Love It!!!

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Apr 28,2011 | Posted in Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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One of my favorite times of the day is when I put my girls down for the night. And not for what may seem like obvious reasons! I love it so much because the girls and I all read together … Read More

Awesome Educational Websites

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Apr 25,2011 | Posted in Learning Resources, Math, On-Line Educational Resources, On-line Learning, Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Computer gaming can be educational! In fact, I put together a list of 10 awesome education game sites. No need to feel guilty when your kids are surfing these sites! www.SesameStreet.org – Tons of education games for preschoolers. www.pbskids.org – Great … Read More

Hop into a Good Book!

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Apr 19,2011 | Posted in Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Here are some great Springtime books to share with your child. These books are recommended for young preschoolers to age 12. Enjoy reading and… Happy Spring! Birth-Preschool Spring Fever (Jellybean Books) by Sarah Albee, illustrated by Carol Nicklaus Spring Has … Read More

Bonding Over a Book

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Apr 14,2011 | Posted in Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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From time to time we will be featuring guest bloggers and I would like to begin our guest blog series with a blog from one of our parents. She and I were recently talking about encouraging boys to read and … Read More



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