Fisher Hill wants to thank all the teachers, volunteers, parents, tutors, grandparents who help children every day with schoolwork.
As a teacher, I had wonderful parent and grandparent volunteers in my classroom. As a kindergarten teacher with 30 children, you can imagine how I appreciated their help. With their help, the classroom ran smoothly, and children received individual help.
On Honorary Service night, I would honor the volunteers and let everyone there know how much work they did: organizing homework packets, organizing schoolwork for the day, listening to children read, helping individual students with math, and the list goes on. After listing all the wonderful things, the volunteers did, I would say “And you’re probably wondering what I do all day?” I would continue with, “Don’t worry, there’s plenty of work for everyone!!”
Kathy Fisher is the owner of Fisher Hill and the author of the workbooks. She taught for 27 years. Seventeen of those years were in kindergarten and first grade classrooms. She is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and has two boys who had difficulty learning to read. One son graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemistry and the other son dropped out of high school, passed the high school proficiency test, and worked at Twitter before he was twenty years old making more money than his mother who had a master’s degree in Education. Needless to say, the boys school experiences at times were not a joyful affair especially with the younger one who finally dropped out of school when he was sixteen.
School can be extremely difficult for children who have a hard time learning to read. As a teacher, I loved teaching reading because I knew what to do. I joined IDA when my boys had difficulty learning to read. This reading difficulty came as a shock to me because I had read to them since they were babies. They had gone to Mommy and Me classes, story time at the library, and they had plenty of books at home. IDA taught me how to teach reading. They taught me about Orton-Gillingham. I knew what to do. I did not depend on the school’s textbooks to teach reading.
Fisher Hill’s literacy workbooks use a structured literacy approach. All the books are based on Orton-Gillingham practices. Most of Fisher Hill’s workbooks are for Spanish-speaking teens and adults to learn to read, spell and write in English.
Students like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish, plenty of pictures but the content is for older students. Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go!
The workbooks are appropriate for using with an entire class or with individual students. The directions are in Spanish with English translations at the end of the workbook.
Visit us online at www.Fisher-Hill.com to view all of our workbooks. If you have any questions about our workbooks or how to navigate our website you can email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-888-407-1187.
We at Fisher Hill wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!