Heather Allusio

is a third grade teacher in Pennsylvania and has been teaching for ten years. In addition to teaching elementary students, she is a freelance writer for The Mailbox. She also has had many educational articles published by various educational companies and magazines. Her hope is to provide parents and fellow educators with information, creative ideas, and resources in order to better help their children and students.

Some say that it takes a village to raise a child. As a teacher, I totally agree. Parental involvement is necessary not only to...

State standardized testing, rigorous common core standards, and intensive instructional schedules leave little time for students to focus on reading, simply to read! The...