One universal truth is that as parents, one of our main concerns is making sure that we provide for our children's needs. As a former classroom teacher and now a mom to two amazing girls, it's a joy to share my teaching experience with fellow parents so they can support their kids with academic needs. When parents are involved and engaged with their child's learning experience, it is empowering!
In addition to working with the San Jose Area Writing Project and the Santa Clara County Office of Education, here are some other parent groups I have had the privilege of working with this past season.
For the past several months, I have been contributing short articles for GenParenting. One of my articles about Teacher-Parent conferences caught the attention of Sunday Friends and they asked me to share with their parents. What a special treat it was to give a presentation to parents and take a tour of the afternoon activities happening at Sunday Friends!
Well friends, that's a wrap for Fall and Winter events for Encouraging Literacy!
How can I help you get more involved in your child's education? The more you know, the more you are empowered to help your children to be successful in school.
Each Fall, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) hosts a Families Learning Together Event focusing on literacy. So why literacy and coding for this year? In an effort to emphasize the importance of digital literacy, SCCOE created an event for parents and their children grades K-12 to experience together. The day's learning activities centered around concepts about understanding the impact of digital footprint, writing code and understanding sequencing, activities like making coding bracelets and programing robots, and reading and evaluating articles found on the Internet for accuracy (fake news vs. real news),
For highlights of the event from this past weekend, enjoy the following slide show. If you missed this event, save the date for the Spring STEAM event on March 10, 2018!
By the way, the SCCOE has a superb Learning Multimedia Center (LMC) and lots of hands-on activities took place at their maker space! Apply for a free LMC card and check out all the resources you can use to help your kids expand their reading repertoire, deepen their math skills, or stretch their imagination!
Hello Friends! Fall is the best season for kids to make great strides in learning. They are settling into their study routines and it is just before all the busyness of the festive holiday season. If you're looking for a class, workshop or event to help extend your children's learning, there are many resources available for you. Here's a round-up of some up-coming events.
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