Reading Corner

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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