Contributions

Raising Children Who Love to Read

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

When my son was four years old, he read his first chapter book alone: Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims. I did not know how much of it he could understand, but when the ending made him feel sad, I t... Read More

Four Classic Books for a Teacher’s Summer

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | File type : Blog Post

As your school year ends, it’s a good time to think about how you can grow in preparation for next year. Reading, of course, is a valuable catalyst for growth. Last year, I wrote a post on summer re... Read More

Humor in the Classroom

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

Two weeks before the end of school I did something I no intention of doing. In fact, it was a 180-degree turn from what I set out to do.It was a highly anticipated Saturday morning and my to-do l... Read More

Are You Ready for School To Be Out?

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

 “Are you ready for school to start?”  180 school days ago, I began a post with this question.  I was looking ahead to a new school year—a new class, new textbooks, a new writing curriculum, ... Read More

Preschool Checklist

Contributor: Randall Yoder | File type : Document

This document offers parents a way to assess their child's readiness for school. Your school may wish to adapt this list and share it with the parents of future students.Download this document no... Read More

Preparing the Preschooler for First Grade

Contributor: Randall Yoder | File type : Document

How should parents get their child ready to go to school? This document gives a range of readiness targets from cheerful obedience to jumping rope. Your school may wish to adapt this list and share it... Read More

Sample Parental Release Form

Contributor: Howard Lichty | File type : Document

Countryside Christian School created this form to allow parents to provide or withhold permissions for using pictures, videos, and recordings taken at school. Your school may wish to use this document... Read More

Sample Student Privacy/Media Policy

Contributor: Howard Lichty | File type : Document

Countryside Christian School created this policy to guide their staff, as well as patron families, in their use of pictures, videos, and recordings taken at school. Your school may wish to use this do... Read More

A Math Teaching Aid: How to String Counting Beads

Contributor: Lucinda J Miller | File type : Blog Post

As a former elementary grade teacher, at the end of a school year, I would often send summer math drills home with my first graders, along with a recommendation to do lots of reading over vacation t... Read More

Laying a Solid Pre-School Foundation

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | File type : Document

How should parents prepare their children for school (and life in general)? How does a school assess whether a child is ready to enroll in first grade? Jonas offers this list of preparation goals. ... Read More