Monthly Archives: February 2011

Which Sight Words Should We Teach First?

Have you seen this one? Can you understand what the author is saying? “Aocdrndicg to rscheearch  at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. … Continue reading

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Be Thankful; Act Thankful

This story is dedicated to an amazing woman named Beverly who works at Michael’s Craft Store in Oceanside, NY.  A woman I don’t know but who went the extra mile to help me.  What she doesn’t know is how much … Continue reading

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Finally, A Diagnosis!

The Old Soul Doing Homework — from after-school, through dinner and past bedtime. I’ve been skating through life with identical twins that happened to have been born with an extra 21st chromosome (Down syndrome) and an Old Soul who was always … Continue reading

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Full Body Searches In Kindergarten?

 So I get this call yesterday from the school nurse.  Mind you, I get a lot of calls from the school nurse.  We’re in KINDERGARTEN, ya know.  All those nasty viruses spreading on insufficiently washed little hands, uncovered coughs and … Continue reading

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