Danielle Voit

Miss Danielle Voit is the Director of HEROES Academy for the Gifted.

What is the LinkIt test?

What is the LinkIT test?   LinkIt! is not actually a specific test.  Instead, it’s a K-12 Assessment Solution, allowing administrators and/or teachers to build tests using the LinkIT test bank.  When creating a test, administrators can search by standard or skill, question type, difficulty, language, passage genre, passage length, passage complexity, and more. LinkIt has …

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Teaching Identifying Fractions to 3rd Grade Math Students

Overview Before children learn to perform operations with fractions, they should first fully comprehend what a fraction is.  Third grade students should be able to interpret fractions as: An equal part of one whole, An equal subset of a set, and A point on a number line. I’ve adapted a craft, a game, and puzzle …

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Picking the Perfect Book: A How To Guide

​What is your child’s favorite book?  Help another parent, leave a suggestion in the comments! I LOVE ‘playing librarian.’  If you’ve been to HEROES, you’ve seen our library.  It’s on the small side – with just about 1,000 books BUT I’ve read every single one of them!  This makes it both easy and fun to …

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A Brief Look at Handwriting and the Brain

It’s no secret.  Many parents of gifted children see their children growing up to work in STEM related fields — research science, technology, computer science, and medicine are more sought after than nearly any other profession. Unless a gifted child strongly favors language and writing, parents often seek out advancement opportunities for math, science, and technology …

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Understanding Accelerated Reader(AR)

What is Accelerated Reader (AR)? Accelerated Reader is a computer based leveled reading program from Renaissance Learning.  It’s used to monitor student reading progress and practice by recommending books based on a student’s reading level, presenting students with quizzes on what they read, and awarding points for quiz completion.  Books are worth varying points.  By …

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Planning my Child’s Homeschooling Journey: From Birth Through Highschool

License: Creative Commons 3 – CC BY-SA 3.0 Attribution: Alpha Stock Images – http://alphastockimages.com/ Original Author: Nick Youngson – link to – http://www.nyphotographic.com/ Original Image: https://www.thebluediamondgallery.com/wooden-tile/p/planning.html I’ve spent more than half of my life preparing for my child’s homeschool journey.  The time has finally (almost) come to use this plan; Baby Voit is due in …

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We Made it: A Year of In-Person Learning Amidst COVID

Wow! It’s been quite a year.  The school year isn’t quite over, but it’s hard to resist taking a moment to reflect on the school year.  Construction in the middle of a pandemic was anything but easy, and I would have certainly thought that building this school would be my “great accomplishment” of the year.  …

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