We are excited to let families know that the 2016 Jackson’s Got Talentevent on November 12th at the Pink Garter Theater will be benefiting TLC Tutoring, Enrichment and Family Literacy programs!
Does anyone in your family have a talent they want to share? Want to audition? Record a video of you, your child or your whole family performing your talent and upload it to the Jackson’s Got Talent Website www.jacksonsgottalent.org . Deadline for submissions is Sept. 30th.
Don’t have a talent but want to join the fun? Tickets are on sale atJacksonsgottalent.org
Establishing routines helps us use time more efficiently, it provides structure and it creates expectations.
Why is it so important? Because it allows children to feel secure and to predict what will happen next. Research shows that children who have a daily routine often are better behaved and could perform better at school.
Here are some ideas as to where to start:
We have attached our home-made behavior chart! You can color one star each time your child follows directions. Let us know if you decide to try this at home!
Chronic absence is a leading, early warning indicator of academic trouble and later dropout. The good news is that this is a problem we can solve! 3 things to know:
Edwin is the perfect example of a bright student who came to TLC to build his confidence and connections in his literacy development. Edwin began his third grade year behind from the summer months, and he was largely unexcited by reading and writing. Nonetheless, through a combination of tutoring and enrichment programming, he quickly excelled in group and one-on-one settings. Edwin not only met his own personal goals, but exceeded them. By Spring, our staff were pulling fifth-grade level materials to fulfill Edwin's newfound, insatiable desire to read. Edwin's vocabulary, fluency, and accuracy skills improved dramatically, while his motivation and intellectual curiosity flourished. We are so proud of the gains we have seen from this now avid reader!
One of our tutors, Hayden Peery, shared this article with us. We highly recommend reading it!
"When we read with a child, we are doing so much more than teaching him to read or instilling in her a love of language. We are doing something that I believe is just as powerful, and it is something we are losing as a culture: by reading with a child, we are teaching that child to be human."
This blog is designed to inspire literacy learning beyond the walls of TLC. Check back each week for timely content geared towards engaging families and volunteers alike.