Six Tips for Learning During the Holidays

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Has the holiday rush put learning on the back burner? Here are six ways you can make sure your young student doesn’t lose momentum with his Language Arts skills while on a holiday break.

  1. Involve the Kids in Holiday Preparations — Young children can help with the cookie baking, setting the table, addressing envelopes for Christmas cards, and so much more. How special for Grandma ...
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Christmas-Themed Ideas for Practicing Phonograms & Reading – Part 2

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I’m continuing with my TOP TEN Christmas-Themed Ideas for Practicing Phonograms & Reading. Did you miss Part 1 with the first FIVE ideas?  Read it here.

IDEA #6 – Build a Snowman Craft

This is a fun winter craft for your littles that need practice writing phonograms, sequencing sounds, and fine motor skills such as cutting and gluing.

IDEA #7 – Study Christmas Traditions ...

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Christmas-Themed Ideas for Practicing Phonograms & Reading – Part 1

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I know…we haven’t even enjoyed the Thanksgiving bounty yet, so it’s still early to be talking about Christmas. However, I’ve got some fun ideas for you to help your kids practice their phonograms and reading during this coming holiday season.

It occurred to me that if you’re going to actually DO any of these ideas, you might need to do some advanced planning. So here ...

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SWR Learning Logs – Part 2

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We’re continuing to answer the common questions our SWR users have about the Learnings Logs.

Did you miss Part One of our SWR Learning Logs series? You’ll want to start there.

Formatted Ready-made Learning Log vs. a Blank Composition Book

Q: Can we simply use a blank composition book or paper instead of buying the SWR Learning Logs?

A: You could use a blank composition book ...

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SWR Learning Logs – Part 1

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The Learning Log is one of the most important tools in the Spell to Write and Read approach. The student builds his own “text book,” his own personalized primer for spelling entirely from guided teacher dictation. As the captain of a ship logs information about his travels, so the student will record information he learns about the English language. In his Learning Log your student ...

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Update on SWR Android Mobile App

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We have an update about our SWR app for Android!

As you may know, the SWR Phonograms app from the Google Play Store has had some issues for the past several months. (Thank you to those that have let us know about this!) Those pesky bugs proved quite troublesome for our app developer, so a different but updated version has been ...

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