One in five children in the United States has a learning difference. Roughly 6.1 million children have ADHD. Yet as a society we still expect every child in the classroom to fit a particular academic and social mold. And when...
When my husband and I had our first son, we made the decision to educate our children in Spanish first. Spanish is my native language, and my husband (even though he was born and raised in the U.S.) didn’t...
ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum, Auditory Processing Disorders, Speech and Language Disorders, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia... these are just some of the various types of learning differences that students can be diagnosed with that would qualify them for an Individualized Education Plan...
“Homeschool your kids," they said. "It’ll be fun,” they said. Have you ever considered homeschooling your child? This time last year, three moms and I decided to embark on a homeschooling adventure with four toddlers. At times it was...
Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again! Back-to-school season is one of my favorite times of year. Aisles of every store in town are bursting with pencils, erasers, and stickers, and everyone is eager to get...
A rush of hot, humid wind seemed to lift and escape past me as I shut the back door of our van. In one hand I clutched a small trash bag and in the other a stack of fast...
The season is here:  blurry-eyed parents staring at school supply lists wondering where to find that semi-hex graphite drawing pencil, a rainbow of poly folders and enough glue sticks to stretch to the moon and not break the bank....
This post is brought to you by BASIS Charter Schools. Summertime…and the living is (supposed to be) easy! Your brain works hard all year. The long summer break is usually a welcome reprieve, but it can also prove to be challenging...
“Write so others can understand without you explaining what it says.” I told my son this the other day. Even though he can correctly spell many words at 6-years-old, his handwriting is a challenge. Ever since he started pre-handwriting...

Escritura Para Niños

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“Escribe para que quien lea pueda entender” - le dije el otro día a mi hijo en primer grado. A sus 6 años y aunque puede deletrear correctamente muchas de las palabras que están a su nivel, aún enfrenta...
What an, dare I say it, AMAZING group of educators we had nominated during the search for the ACM 2021 Amazing Teacher. SO much so, we're going to honor 10... YES TEN! Amazing Teachers. San Antonio is home to...
It is hard to believe, but it's been an entire year and we’re still doing distance learning. At the beginning we thought it would only last a few months, and still, here. We. Are.  We all know this was never...
Parece increíble, pero ya pasó todo un ciclo escolar y aún continuamos en clases virtuales. Cuando inició todo esto pensamos que solo duraría un par de meses, sin embargo, aquí seguimos.  Todos sabemos que esto nunca estuvo en los planes...
Dear Teachers, It’s hard to believe, but we are almost at the end of another school year. With the exception that kids must wear a mask every day, and parents are not permitted to enter school buildings, you have made...

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2022 Guide to Vacation Bible Schools in San Antonio

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A few years ago, one of my favorite songs played as I entered Lifeway Christan Store: "Yes to VBS." Vacation Bible School signs are...