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Learning to read…

Posted by Annie on Sep 9, 2016 in Education

Kindergarten – which means “garden for children” in German – is not kindergarten anymore. It’s yesterday’s first grade, or even second. Kindergarten’s academic standards are dramatically more rigorous than even a decade ago (“find textual evidence”; “read texts with purpose and understanding”; “distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that […]

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The Losing Battle

Posted by Annie on Jan 9, 2012 in Parenting

Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? What about Christmas? Wasn’t the food simply fabulous? I’m still drooling over the filet mignon we had for Christmas. Grandma sure can cook. We had fun, too. My son spent untold hours playing video games on  his new  PS3, and I lost count of all the new games he […]

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