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Self Esteem: Family Life and You

Self esteem and family go hand-in-hand.  Today’s family and function is over-flowing with school, work, chores, technology, and more.  All of this is expected on limited time and resources.  SOUND FAMILIAR? Family life is so important to building our self-esteem, identity, value, and purpose.  It is increasingly more difficult to make quality family time together.  …

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Your Family and Culture: We Are Family!

Family and Culture:  how much do you know about yours? For family time take a backpack and turn it into a family collage. Use photos and pictures to show: members of your family fun things you have done together as a family pictures of your countries of heritage family recipes favorite things to do, hobbies, …

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Reading: Choosing a Book with the Five Finger Rule

THE FIVE  FINGER RULE: A SIMPLE METHOD FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOOK FOR YOUR CHILD’S INDEPENDENT READING ABILITY [this method is most appropriate for end of 1st grade up] The easiest way to determine if a book is at an appropriate independent reading level for your child is to use the “five finger” rule. *Have …

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MY CHILD SKIPS/OMITS WORDS WHILE READING!

Omissions can lead to reduced comprehension and are usually caused by *      a ‘skill deficiency’ such as weak phoneme awareness *      a ‘skill deficiency’ such as inadequate decoding skills under lied by weak phoneme awareness *      reading too rapidly or carelessly which is a ‘reading efficiency skill’ issue TIPS FOR WHAT TO DO: …

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How Does Low Self-Esteem/Self-Confidence Look?

Pause and Reflect with Buckaroo Buckeye.  How does low self-esteem/self-confidence look? Here, Buckaroo Buckeye is beginning to believe the hurtful words of others.          His self-confidence is weakening. Low self-esteem can place kids at risk.  Low self-esteem increases stress and can create difficulties for kids to solve the different kinds of problems and challenges they encounter in their …

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