Author: Cherice

Can We Start the New Year Early?

Okay, I admit that I’ve wanted to fast forward through 2020 ever since the lockdown began in March.   I’m actually quite familiar with being mostly homebound.  Becoming almost entirely homebound as I try to avoid a virus that I’m fairly certain will finish me off, that’s different.   The monotony, the lack of occasional …

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Looking at Learning Differences With New Eyes

The year is 2020.  Need I say more? It’s a year that’s testing us all. Our patience. Our resilience. Our fortitude.     We’re learning that even when we think we’ve reached our breaking point, we keep going.   Okay, maybe we happen to be short-fused.  Maybe we feel like we’re losing our minds a …

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One Way to Reduce Anxiety About Pandemic-Era School

If you and your children are lucky enough to have super chill personalities, this next statement doesn’t apply to you.   For the rest of us, these are very stressful times.     As of this writing in June of 2020, many of us feel the weight of the world on our shoulders.   We …

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Letter Recognition for Struggling Readers

Have you ever typed an address into your GPS and thought to yourself, “Well this is silly.  I’ve already driven to this place a gazillion times before.  Why don’t I know how to get there on my own by now?”   No?  Not you?  Okay.  Even if you can’t relate to the question that I …

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Printable Grid Maze for Kids: Track & Color the Bees

These days I call my house The Bug House.   My home is only a few years old.  Nearby construction stirs up plenty of bug habitats.  Plus, a vacant field across the street means that I live steps away from a giant safe haven for creepy crawlies.   Yay, me.   If it’s not the …

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Children’s Book Review: The Rabbit Listened

Sometimes when a friend of ours is going through tough times, we don’t quite know what to say, or what to do, or how to help.   That’s why this sweet, sweet children’s story is so relatable.  It also happens to be librarian-recommended.   Librarians typically really know their stuff, so you know it’s a …

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