It can be tempting to consider a K-5 or K-12 science program for your school–a single purchase would cover the science curriculum for many grade levels, or even your entire student body. The problem with applying a single program to
Coding Careers in Action: Kids tried professional life, and I felt like a kid again.
We were excited to welcome Somerset Academy Davie students into our offices on Dec. 7 for our first day of Coding Careers in Action. In conjunction with the Hour of Code movement, our teams at Science4Us and VocabularySpellingCity invited local
Cursive Instruction is Disappearing. Is There a Compelling Case to Save It?
This is a tough one to answer. While an overwhelming amount of evidence shows the benefits of writing by hand, few studies differentiate between print and cursive, and even fewer come to definite conclusions about which should be taught. But we
Making new friends at ARA Literacy Conference: ‘A great event’ from the start
VocabularySpellingCity literacy experts Barbara Kruger and Laura Kupres found the Nov. 17-18 Arkansas Reading Association Literacy Conference rewarding before they arrived: On the shuttle from the Little Rock airport, they met the conference keynote speaker, Valerie Ellery, who comes from
At Broward Ed Talk, Students Take the Lead in Exploring ‘Courageous Conversations’
Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie opened a discussion forum with the promise “to educate all students to succeed in tomorrow’s world.” “This is our moment to move from rhetoric to action,” Runcie said on Saturday, Nov. 5, addressing
How to Give Feedback on Your Children’s Writing (No Judgment!)
Writing, for most of us, is deeply personal, and feels like a reflection of who we are, how we are perceived. So often, providing feedback on your children’s writing assignments feels like a losing battle, doesn’t it? If you’re too
‘I think that you have a splendid website!’
Some first graders and fourth graders were asked to write a few words on what they think about VocabularySpellingCity. It turns out we have some pretty enthusiastic fans in the early education demographic. Fourth grader Madylin says, “It is my
Thanks for Bringing the Force of Words to Our StarWords Sweepstakes!
Hydrospanner, quest, apprentice. Awesome. Hyperspace. Hope. Here at VocabularySpellingCity, we had a StarWords celebration, and you brought it — the force of words, that is. Our members — teachers and their students, parents and their kids — took part in