July, 2018 - Horizon Academy


Getting Back Into a Routine

July 18, 2018

Written by Julie Altman, Principal Before you know it, school will be back in session, which means it’s time to start thinking about routines and schedules. Having routines in place will increase the chance that your family will be able to start the new school year on a bright and less stressed out note. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Get back into your sleep routine. To help eliminate those stressful school mornings, set up a regular bedtime and morning time routine to prepare your child for school. Begin your usual school sleep routine at least a week…

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Getting Ready to Read

July 2, 2018

Written by Judy Cowin, Director of Tutoring Services   Early literacy refers to the knowledge and skills young children need to learn to communicate, read, and write.  There are six basic skills that make up early literacy and help determine whether a child will be ready to learn to read and write: Print Motivation: Developing an interest and curiosity in books and reading will motivate children to learn to read for themselves. Print Awareness: Noticing print and how books work: front cover, author, turning pages and following written words from left to right. Letter Knowledge: To read words, children need to understand…

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