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Using the “READ” Technique to Make the Most of Story Time

Rollins Staff July 22, 2021

You don’t have to be a teacher to give your child a foundation in language and learning. In fact, you’ve already got an incredibly powerful tool to give your child valuable exposure to words and…

Families

Raising a Reader: Help Your Child Develop a Love of Reading

Rollins Staff March 26, 2021

How has distance learning during the pandemic affected students? A new study from Stanford shows reading fluency among second and third graders in the U.S. is roughly 30 percent behind what would be expected in…

Education
Families

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…

Education

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…

Families

Read Aloud At Home: The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philemon Sturges

Rollins Staff December 7, 2020

The weeks past have focused on the importance of talking and reading with children and the role it plays in their ability to read when they are older. There is a name for this…. Language…

Education

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…

Education

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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Communicating Clearly During COVID

Rollins Staff November 20, 2020

Face coverings, masks specifically, have certainly proven to be a challenge through the COVID pandemic.  How many times do you finish a sentence to realize you aren’t even sure what you said… because your mask…

Education
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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…

Education

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…

Families

Weekly Read Aloud at Home: My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown

Rollins Staff November 9, 2020

During this pandemic, many of us are finding ourselves at home more often. Technology has helped to connect us with friends and family, allowed us to work from home, and given us new ways to…

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Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keatz: Lesson Plan and Activity Ideas

Rollins Staff November 3, 2020

A language-rich environment requires intentionality and planning. One very important way we can do this is to make our classrooms into a “No Shhh Zone’’. This is an environment where children have opportunities all day…