Category Archives: reading

Tidbits for parents – On The Road With Reading

We all know how reading books can take us to places we’ve never been, but have you ever thought of going to places you’ve read about in books?  That is where some of our favorite family vacations have been!  When our daughter was going through her “horse phase”, we read Misty of Chincoteague, by Marguerite… Read More »

Tidbits for Parents – The Great Outdoors

Did you know that June was “Leave No Child Inside” month?  Now that summer has come, it is important for us as parents to recognize the need to get our children away from their technological “devices” and spend some time in the great outdoors. Extensive research from Richard Louv in his book Last Child in… Read More »

Recommended Books for the Primary Grades

When searching for good books to read with children in the primary grades, you can be overwhelmed. There is a mass quantity of children’s literature on the shelves, and being able to determine what will be most beneficial for a child in the early grades can be challenging. A crucial thing to consider when choosing… Read More »

Learning at your own pace

Some students need to learn at their own pace.  They need to have the ability to pause, rewind, and review what was said by the teacher.  Unfortunately, this is not possible in a traditional classroom setting.  For these students, we have a possible solution. Our learning center offers web-based learning programs that allow students to… Read More »

ISAT Testing

The Illinois ISAT testing will begin on March 5, 2012 through March 16, 2012.  In December, 2011, Once It Clicks students will complete an ISAT pre-test for enrolled topics. The purpose of the pre-test is to identify concepts where your child may need help in mastering before the actual test. For more information about the… Read More »

Illinois Adopts Common Core State Standards

Did you know that on June 24, 2010, the Illinois State Board of Education adopted a “new, more rigorous learning standards to better prepare students for college and the workforce?” The goal of the new standards is to “provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know… Read More »