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Assessment Tools to Prepare Your Students for Scholastic Success

Rollins Staff May 12, 2021

The best way to make sure students are on track for academic success is charting their trajectory of improvement all the way through each grade.

Is my child ready for kindergarten?
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Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Rollins Staff May 5, 2021

Preparing a rising kindergartner can be both an exciting and uncertain time for parents and caregivers . If your child is making the leap into “big kid” school this fall, the pandemic has created even…

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Four Classroom Organization Ideas That Will Elevate Your Instruction

Rollins Staff March 18, 2021

Teachers spend countless hours, not to mention a good chunk of change, on classroom decorations to create inspiring learning environments. With students around the country returning to in-person learning, many teachers will be changing up…

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Celebrating Black History Month with Your Children

Rollins Staff January 29, 2021

February is the month we annually observe and celebrate the contributions of Black Americans through Black History Month. The tradition began in 1926, when historian Carter G. Woodson, PhD and the Association for the Study…

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Implementing Phonological Awareness in Your PreK Classroom

Rollins Staff January 8, 2021

Phonological Awareness: Phonological Awareness is the ability to notice and manipulate the sounds of spoken language. Phonological awareness requires strong listening skills as children must attend to sounds of spoken language in the absence of…

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Winter Holiday Books to Read with Your Kids

Rollins Staff December 16, 2020

Winter is the perfect season to introduce children to the rich diversity of experiences our world offers through learning around the seasonal holidays and festivities around the globe. Children love learning about different cultures and…

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Lesson Plan & Classroom Activities: The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philemon Sturges

Rollins Staff December 8, 2020

This week’s book is The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philemon Sturges. The Little Red Hen Makes A Pizza START Read 1 This first read focuses on explaining the key events of the…

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Read Aloud At Home: Matthew and Tilly by Rebecca C. Jones

Rollins Staff November 30, 2020

Reading with your child is a great way to connect and have special time with them, learn new vocabulary and concepts, and engage in meaningful conversations. Today we will show you the READ technique that…

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Lesson Plan & Classroom Activities: Matthew and Tilly by Rebecca C. Jones

Rollins Staff November 30, 2020

Matthew and Tilly START Read 1 This week’s book is Matthew and Tilly. This first read focuses on explaining the key events of the story and pushing in target vocabulary. Matthew and Tilly START Read…

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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month and Thanksgiving

Rollins Staff November 13, 2020

November is Native American Heritage Month, a great time to uplift and celebrate the histories, traditions, and contributions of the diverse, multifaceted Native American cultural groups in our country! Last month we shared tips on Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the Classroom to highlight the importance of giving a voice to our…

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Lesson Plan & Classroom Activities: My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown

Rollins Staff November 9, 2020

My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood START Read 1 This week’s book is My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown. This first read focuses on explaining the key events of…

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Tips For Teaching Alphabet Knowledge

Rollins Staff November 9, 2020

A great way to begin teaching letters to children is to focus on the ones in their first name, because their name is important to them! This is a great way to introduce and get…