Shemesh Blog

SHEMESH's Mrs. Norris Shares Her Favorite Summer Reading Resources

Here are some of my favorite summer reading resources for parents:

www.sightwords.com provides free resources/activities for parents to help their children with prereading and reading.

I also recommend www.Readworks.org to parents of students in Grades 2 and up for practicing fluency and…

SHEMESH Lag B'Omer Luncheon

On Lag B'Omer, SHEMESH sponsored a luncheon for the teachers and directors of our school-based learning centers.  The luncheon included a panel dicsussion on the topic of Building Self-Esteem in Our Students.  Lisa Schkloven, a local social worker, Elisheva Weinberger, a local school psyc…

A Look Back at SHEMESH's Harmony at Home Event

When 300 people from all segments of the Baltimore community choose to spend an evening at a lecture, it’s clear that the title and the speaker were a great fit.  On February 5, Dr. Russell Barkley, foremost authority on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), spoke about promoti…

Working With Your Developing Reader at Home

SHEMESH Parent: My child gets very frustrated when reading with me, maybe he is tired but I want to practice with him in the most effective manner.  What would be the best way to practice every night without him getting frustrated?

SHEMESH Reading Intervention Provider: I have a 1st grader…