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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 ...

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A Tutor’s Perspective: Learning From Students Each Day

May 29, 2018

Written by Aly Burnett, Tutor This year I have had the opportunity to work with Elementary, Middle and Upper Team students while tutoring in Orton-Gillingham (O-G), and KU Writing Strategies. It has been extremely rewarding ...

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Preventing the Summer Slide

May 15, 2018

Written by Ms. Linton, Elementary Teacher As we make our way into the final months of the school year, there have been quite a few requests about how to avoid the ‘Summer Slide.’   Unfortunately, I ...

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Making It Without Faking It

April 30, 2018

Written by Mrs. Denning, Upper Team Teacher   “Fake it ’til you make it.” It’s a phrase I heard repeatedly during my college days, and I have heard it throughout my career, as well. I definitely ...

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Multisensory Math:  A More Effective Approach To Teaching Math

April 18, 2018

Written by Ms. Jones, Upper Team Teacher This year, I’ve had an amazing opportunity to take both the Multisensory Math I and II classes taught by Marilyn Zecher from the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center ...

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Smart Is as Smart Does

April 2, 2018

 Written by Mrs. Semro, Middle Team Teacher You can be smarter.  You can learn to be a smarter person.  Sound good? It certainly would to most people.  Intelligence is highly valued in our society, even ...

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A Caring Community Pt. 2: In the Classroom

March 9, 2018

Written by Mrs. Herber, Elementary Teacher In part 1 of this series, Mr. Epsten discussed the school-wide initiatives Horizon Academy has taken to create a caring community of learners. Continue reading as Mrs. Herber discusses ...

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A Caring Community Pt. 1: School-Wide Initiatives

March 2, 2018

Written by Mr. Epsten, Counseling Director One of the main tenets of Horizon Academy is to create a caring school community to help students feel welcome, safe and accepted by staff and peers.  Many of ...

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Discovering Inspiration

February 8, 2018

Written by Mr. Isenmann, Middle Team Teacher As a teacher, I’m constantly looking for new ideas. I get bored doing the same projects, the same writing prompts, the same review games year after year. I’ve ...

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Preparing Students for a Digital World

January 2, 2018

Written by Mr. Hayes, Technology Specialist At Horizon, we strive to help our students achieve their best. As a school for students with learning disabilities, this means we use many new systems and creative methods ...

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