January 2022 - Happy New Year!

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Teaching Children to Read

You can get excellent tips for helping your child learn to read from this article published by Touch-type Read & Spell. It is not necessary to purchase a monthly subscription to TTRS.

If you don't have time to dig in and read the entire article all at once, that's okay. Take one section at a time, which will be a short read. Give yourself a day or two to process what you have learned and make note of specific ideas that you can use to help your child.


Click below for the full article: Teaching Children to Read

Interested in a Virtual Reading Group for Parents?

CLICK ABOVE to indicate your interest in type of group and days/times you are available. (Questionnaire open Jan 7 - Jan 22)

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Test-Taking Skills Brainpop
Test Taking Tips

Many parents find themselves asking if their child is prepared for Georgia Milestones testing and wondering how they can provide more help at home. Click the button below to review resources.

Training for Effective Parenting: Why Kids Act Out

On Saturday, Jan 22nd, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Crossroads Christian Counseling Center is offering a free group titled Training for Effective Parenting: Why Kids Act Out. Space is limited, so please RSVP 478-475-4608 or to robyn.schopp@crossroads.mgacoxmail.com.

Crossroads Christian Counseling Center está ofreciendo un grupo gratuito titulado: Capacitación para una crianza efectiva: "Por qué los niños portarse mal", el sábado 22 de enero de 10:30 a 11:30 am en Crossroads. El espacio es limitado, así que por favor confirme su asistencia al 478-475-4608 o a robyn.schopp@crossroads.mgacoxmail.com. Si necesita un intérprete, notifique al intérprete del distrito al 478 779 4386 o al 478 508-9417.

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Walmart Storytime Presents: I Promise by LeBron James
Books for Lower Elementary Children

Click the above button for stories that will help your child understand Habit 5.

Books for Upper Elementary Children

Click the above button for stories that will help your child understand Habit 5.

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Homemade Hot Chocolate for Soothing the Winter Weather Chill

Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with your child while watching the Mystery Reader on three Wednesday evenings in January.


4 cupsMilk (preferably whole or 2%)

¼ cupUnsweetened Cocoa Powder

¼ cupGranulated Sugar

½ cupSemisweet Chocolate Chips (or bittersweet, or chopped chocolate bar)

¼ teaspoonPure Vanilla Extract


  • Place the milk of your choice in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Using milk instead of water, makes this hot chocolate extra creamy and flavorful. I prefer whole milk or 2% milk, but you can choose any milk that you choose (I’ve even used unsweetened almond milk).
  • Whisk in cocoa powder and sugar, and heat until warm.
  • Once the milk is warm, add chocolate chips, whisking until they melt into the milk.
  • Add a splash of vanilla extract.
  • Serve immediately, topped with your favorite garnishes: marshmallows, whipped cream, chopped chocolate, crushed candy canes or more.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

National Holiday - January 17, 2022
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | BrainPOP
The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President
I Have a Dream speech by Martin Luther King .Jr HD (subtitled)
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Throughout the month of January, you and your family may enjoy spending time together creating these simple, paper crafts and making some of these tasty treats to share as you usher in the new year.

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For Moms and Grandmas, Dads and Grandpas Too!

Relax and Unwind with DIY Shower Steamers

"There’s nothing better than a relaxing, steamy shower at the end of a long day. These simple DIY Shower Steamers release soothing aromas and moisture into the air, making your shower more comfortable."

INDREDIENTS: Eucalyptus and peppermint are a great combination for winter wellness.

  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ½ cup epsom salts
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp dried eucalyptus leaves
  • 15 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 15 drops peppermint oil
  • Small silicone mold or you can use mini muffin tins

Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add water and stir. Mix in essential oils. Press mix tightly into silicone mold or mini muffin tin. Let dry 24-48 hours. Remove and store in an airtight container.

Start a hot, steamy shower, and drop one small steamer in the corner of the shower floor out of the direct stream of water. Let your aroma therapy begin as the steamer slowly dissolves and your hot, steamy shower is infused with the soothing sent of essential oils.

Follow Reesa's DIY Projects on Hometalk.com

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