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Strategies to Prepare Elementary School Children for Standardized Testing

Strategies to Prepare Elementary School Children for Standardized Testing

As a mom and an educator, I often have test anxiety for students around the Lowcountry. From an educational standpoint, testing is one measure of how state academic standards were taught and how students were able to take this information and apply it to an assessment. There is an important balance of preparing students for […]

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BEGIN WITH BOOKS: Our Local Literacy Heroes

BEGIN WITH BOOKS: Our Local Literacy Heroes

On this day, Read Across America Day, we usually celebrate authors like Dr. Seuss (whose birthday was the choice for the annual reading celebration). Today, however, I would like to celebrate a different type of literacy hero, but first here is a little background. Many of your preschool-aged children might be receiving books from BEGIN […]

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Happy Trails; Tips for a Successful Journey Into Nature With Kids

Nature and an unpredictable toddler can blaze a trail of impending doom, but that bold leaping, hopping, skipping running stroll into the forest is worth it. There is learning around every corner. There are endless sights, colors and opportunity for exploration. A hike through a child’s eyes makes every leaf, pine cone and squirrel much […]

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A Visit to the Summerville Farmers Market

A Visit to the Summerville Farmers Market

One of my favorite things to do on Saturday mornings is to wander the Summerville Farmers Market.  It’s your typical Southern small town farmer’s market, with banjo pickers, popsicles, and miles of fresh veggies grown just up the street.  Even its location {tucked behind Town Hall on Main Street} stereotypes the small town atmosphere!  The Summerville […]

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Is Your Child Care Provider Breastfeeding Friendly?

{This is a sponsored post. All comments and statements are our own. We would not promote something that we did not believe to be true.} The South Carolina Program for Infant and Toddler Care is excited to announce the statewide Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care designation program. This program is funded by the SC Department of Social […]

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