February 2018 – This month our Pre-k and Level 1 classes focus on legal rights related to placement decisions and the educational options of public school (general education and special day class), private school and homeschool. There are pros and cons to each setting, so it is important to actively consider each option and the differences between…

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January 2018 – This month we are talking about sentence awareness and sentence/paragraph building activities. Once your learner has acquired some sight words, the process of putting these words to use in sentences is an important step in developing literacy skills. There are many activities you can use to reinforce sentence building, from modeling DSF Reader…

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December 2017 – This month Pre-K, Level 1 and Level 2 classes focus on learning to identify colors and two dimensional shapes and using this information for sorting activities and to duplicate & recognize patterns. Levels 3 and 4 continue to work on these concepts at a higher level, with the added concepts of ordering and…

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November 2017 – This month Pre-K and Level 1 classes focus on creating an effective home-based learning environment. Choosing goals, setting the stage for success and tracking progress are all components of effective at-home learning. Upper level classes take the theme of effective learning and apply it to curriculum and assessment. We want learners exposed…

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October 2017 – This month Pre-K and Level 1 sessions focus on the early number concepts of rote counting, number recognition and counting with meaning. Spending time on these concepts helps students build a solid math foundation which will be useful as they work on higher level math skills such as adding, subtracting, time and…

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