S.I. Parent’s Dear Teacher Column

dear teacherHave you ever wanted to pick a teacher’s brain? In Staten Island Parent’s monthly Dear Teacher column, authors and educators Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts answer the burning questions on every parent’s mind about everything school and education-related.
Click the links below to read their recent columns.

 

August 2017
The Creation of a Homework Center
Helping Children Adjust to Earlier Bedtime for School
How Preschools Teach Basic Skills to Children

July 2017
Summer Vacations Are Not Just For Play

June 2017
Fathers Need to Plan Activities with Children

May 2017
Educational Summer Activities
It’s Possible to Improve Handwriting this Summer
Babies and Early Reading

April 2017

The Educational Benefits of Music
Finding Out if Child Is Ready for Kindergarten
The Right Amount of Homework Help
The Value of Preschool

March 2017
Preschool and the Gifted Child
Homeschooling Can Be the Right Choice
The Secrets to Success on True/False Tests 

February 2017
How to Teach Children to Print
The Safe Way for Kids to Blog
Achieving a Balance between Academics and Sports

January 2017
Kids with Learning Disabilities Can Succeed in School
Learning to Read with E-books: the Pros and Cons
The Value of Timed Tests in Math
An Excellent Study Technique

December 2016
The Best Educational Toys Are Fun to Play
Preparing Children for Standardized Tests

November 2016
Fidgeting in Class Can Be Helpful
Learning Disability Services
Pros and Cons of Cell Phones at School
Right Grade to Focus on Careers

October 2016
Reading Rates for Children
Handling a Bad Report Card
Online Tutors – Helpful or Not

September 2016
Helping Children Become Successful in Math
Look for these Signs of Vision Problems
The Right Grade to Learn Coding

August 2016
The Tasks of an Involved Parent
Teaching to the Common Core Standards
Easing the Transition to Middle School

July 2016
Summer Learning Activities

June 2016
How to Introduce Numbers to a Preschooler
Time to Test Children for ADHD
Finding a New School

May 2016
Materials to Help Children Who Stutter
Parents Have Reservations about Child’s Readiness for Kindergarten
Ways to Improve Poor Listening Skills

April 2016
Skills Needed for Kindergarten
Handling Kids’ Complaints about Teachers
The Common Core Science Standards
Behavior Chart Upsets Student

March 2016
Ways to Acquire Keyboarding Skills
Helping a Middle-Schooler Get Writing Skills
Simple Ways to Improve Math Grades

February 2016
Some Helpful Educational Acronyms
Finding a Time to Talk to Teachers
Signs of Early Reading Problems

January 2016
Jump Start Your Toddlers’ Education
Math Test Anxiety
Stopping Homework Procrastination
Cyber Safety Resources for Parents

December 2015
Boosting Children’s Spirits after a Bad Day
Resolutions to Improve Communication with Children and Teachers
Does Our Child Have a Speech Problem?

November 2015
Signs of Hearing Loss in School Children
Simple Games to Enhance Math Skills
Do Teacher Bonuses Improve Student Outcomes?

October 2015
Standards Do Not Limit Learning
Parental Involvement in Homework
The Difference between a 504 Plan and an IEP
Child Not Completing Classwork

September 2015
Help for when the Phonics Approach Fails
Motivating a Young Child
Finding Programs for the Gifted
Helping a Visual Learner Succeed in School

August 2015
Establishing a School Routine
Talk, Talk, Talk to Children
Choosing the Perfect Planners
Records Families Need to Keep

July 2015
Summer Science Activities for Your Children

June 2015
How to Give Your Children a Happy and Healthy Summer
Criticizing Teacher’s Policy
How to Support Creativity

May 2015
Summer Homework
Debunking Common Myths about Stuttering
Ways to Teach Children How to Write their Names

April 2015
Reversing Letters and Numbers Is Not Necessarily the Sign of a Problem
Child’s Shyness – Ways to Overcome
Eliminating Recess Is not a Wise Punishment

March 2015
Determining a Child’s Readiness for Kindergarten;
Working Too Slowly;
Value of Oral Reading of Textbooks

February 2015
Ways to Avoid Eye Strain from Computer Use;
Word Searches;
Best Time to Transfer Schools

January 2015
Signs Your Child May Have a Writing Problem;
Improving Children’s Reading Comprehension;
How to Handle a Possible Learning Disability

December 2014
Resolutions to Help Improve Your Children’s Study Habits;
Electronic Books in the Classroom;
Time to Change Tutors;
First Grader Having Trouble With Math

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  1. STEAM Camp

    August 23
    August 23, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Have fun doing independent hands-on projects as well as collaborate on group experiments that explore science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM)! *Additional materials fee: $15 1/2 day campers/$25 full day campers for the week. **Campers must have reached 4th
  2. Young Naturalists

    August 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Interpretive Center
    Connect with nature! We will explore a new topic each week and write about it in our nature journals.
  3. Art Studio

    August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
  4. Party with Bubbles

    August 23 @ 2:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Tottenville Library
    Fun for the whole family with Elaine Gil! First come, first served!
  5. Kids Carnival

    August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Stapleton Library
    Join us as we say goodbye to the the Summer Reading Program! Stop by for games, prizes, snacks and more!
  6. Science Time

    August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program on problem solving, inquiry and creative thinking. Activities include meetings animals from our Bugs exhibit, playing with solar cars, solving puzzle and games or building structures. Time is subject to change each day
  7. Wacky Wednesdays on Richmond Road

    August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Richmond Road
    Wacky Wednesdays are coming to Richmond Road! Sponsored by the Richmond Road Merchants Association and the Richmond County Savings Foundation, there will be FREE children’s activities along Richmond Road. Entertainment takes place between 1560 and 1667 Richmond Rd. August 9
  8. Everybody Reads

    August 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    St. George Library
    Join us in the Children’s Room as we read by ourselves for at least 20 minutes, mark the time in our SRP log, and receive a prize!
  9. Sundae Fun Day

    August 23 @ 3:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Richmondtown Library
    Join us for a fun filled day for Parents and their children. Come and make Sundaes at the Library.
  10. Family Storytime

    August 23 @ 3:15 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  3:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Bring the whole family and celebrate early literacy with songs, rhymes, reading and other fun activities! Families are welcome.