Use your words to accept the good in your life and the people and events in your life. Show yourself, your friends and your family that you accept them as they are. Everyone’s flaws are the shadows of their greatest gifts. What one person criticizes as bossy another praises as confident and assertive. Someone who seems shy and insecure may actually be humble and modest. Use this week to accept the good.

This week’s shocking statistic:

On any given day, 1 in 4 black male high school dropouts is imprisoned.


Words to live by:

“Words… They’re innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos…I don’t think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little or make a poem which children will speak for you when you’re dead.” Tom Stoppard“A picture can tell a thousand words, but a few words can change it’s story.” Sebastyne Young

Don’t forget to build your own vocabulary:

SOIGNE: Well-groomed, fashionable, elegance.


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BUILD VOCABULARY: Have your child help make a grocery list with you and encourage him or her to add colorful drawings of the fruits and vegetables.  This builds the child’s connection between word sounds, spelling and object association, while also layering in opportunities for creativity and self-expression.

TEACH ONE THOUSAND WORDS because Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching a words a day: FOX, FREELY, FROG, FROM, FULL, FUN, FUR, FAN, FED

READ FOR A PURPOSE: Ask the questions (common-core aligned) teachers will ask, “Pick two characters. Explain how each character reacts differently to the same event.”

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