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Remembering Nelson Mandela 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Remembering Nelson Mandela

I was sorry to hear about the passing of Nelson Mandela this week but I am glad to see so many countries honoring this great man.   Three years ago, I had the opportunity to visit South Africa.  It’s a beautiful country; and Nelson Mandela brought the people of South Africa together to fight poverty and…

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Red Product Initiative 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Red Product Initiative

For Christmas this year, I am getting a mini iPad. I will get a red (Red) case for it because a percentage of the profit is donated to the Global Fund.  The Global Fund supports programs that fight against AIDS, Tubercuosis and Malaria.  The musician Bono and Bobby Shriver started the Red Product initiative. In our workbook English Reading Comprehension…

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Thanksgiving 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a national holiday we celebrate in the United States.  If you’re an immigrant to this country, do you celebrate Thanksgiving?  Do you enjoy the turkey, mash potatoes, dressing, cranberries and pumpkin pie?  My son who recently moved to the Netherlands, will he be eating Thanksgiving dinner on the last Thursday in the month…

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Children with Reading Difficulties Part 2 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Children with Reading Difficulties Part 2

In Part 1, I talked about my older son who had a reading difficulty.  Now, I will talk about my younger son.  He too had difficulty learning to read.  Like my older son, Peter also went to Mommy and Me classes starting at the age of six months.  At four, I enrolled Peter in a…

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Children with Reading Difficulties 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Children with Reading Difficulties

Does your child have a reading difficulty?  Both of my boys had difficulty learning to read.  I was surprised when this happened.  I had read to them since they were babies.  We visited the public library and checked out books.  They went to toddler story hour every Thursday morning.  Yet, they had difficulty learning to…

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Halloween 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Halloween

Halloween is a favorite holiday for many people.  It is celebrated around the world.  In the United States, it is celebrated with pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, costumes, candy, parties, and decorations.  In my neighborhood, we have over seven hundred trick-or-treaters. That’s a lot of candy! My neighbor said she spent over $300 on candy.  I’m sorry to…

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Audio Books 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Audio Books

Last spring I drove from southern California to the Grand Canyon.  It was approximately eight hours and on the way, I listened to audio books.  Before leaving for the trip I went to the library to check out several audio books.  You can’t beat the library’s price of $1.00 a book.  If you bought an…

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Fisher Hill Workbooks Part Two 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Fisher Hill Workbooks Part Two

This week’s blog is about the four workbook series offered by Fisher Hill that can be used together by Spanish-speaking teens and adults to learn how to read, spell, and write in English.   The four series are English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker, English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker, English Writing Composition…

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Fisher Hill Workbooks 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Fisher Hill Workbooks

Fisher Hill workbooks are for Spanish-speaking teens and adults who want to learn English.  We have many books so it can be confusing to know which workbook series to use.  In this blog and the next one, I will explain about our different workbook series. Our most popular series is English for the Spanish Speaker. …

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Fisher Hill Workbooks 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Fisher Hill Workbooks

Fisher Hill workbooks are for Spanish-speaking teens and adults who want to learn English.  We have many books so it can be confusing to know which workbook series to use.  In this blog and the next one, I will explain about our different workbook series. Our most popular series is English for the Spanish Speaker. …

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Common Core Standards 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Common Core Standards

The Common Core Standards were developed to prepare students for the demands of college and careers. The Common Core Standards provide a clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. Forty-five states have adopted the Common Core Standards. The Common Core…

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Adult Literacy 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Adult Literacy

According to the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy, more than 90 million adults over the age of 16 in the United States (more than 40%) have low literacy skills. According to ProLiteracy (2013), 14% of the adults over the age of 16 read at or below a fifth-grade level, with only 29% reading at…

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Inspirational People 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Inspirational People

This summer I had the opportunity to hike in Norway.  For the past two summers, I have hiked with a group called Holidays.  It is a hiking group from England.  This summer there were four people in their early eighties in the group.  They were excellent hikers walking six to ten miles a day over…

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Volunteers 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Volunteers

I come from a family of volunteers. Volunteering provides a worthwhile service and a wonderful opportunity for the volunteer. My parents volunteered at the hospital and church when they both retired. My oldest son began volunteering the summer after his freshman year in college. I told him he could not sit around the house all…

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Dyslexia 150 150 fisherhilladmin

Dyslexia

Did you know that 15 to 20% of the population has signs of dyslexia? What is dyslexia? “Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. This can mean slow or inaccurate reading, poor spelling, poor writing, or mixing up of similar words. Dyslexia occurs in people of all backgrounds and intellectual levels. People who are very bright…

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