What ages are the books best for?
Elementary school age
Is the author an educator?
Helen Hipp is not a teacher but the mother of special needs child on the autistic spectrum. Throughout her son’s life, she dealt with not only his life challenges but the challenges a parent goes through to get social services in place, and an education at public school where special education children are the minority. Hipp’s experience raising a special needs child led her to an M.A. in clinical psychology. Her work now focuses on creating effective ways to motivate kids of all ages to meet their challenges with self-acceptance. To help you reinforce the lessons in each of Rosie the Hippo’s books. Helen C. Hipp, author of the Rosie and Friends series, alongside author Monica S. Baker writer of Common Core exercises and activities for Science Weekly, convey the importance of the practical and professional learning experience by creating a fun and engaging teaching tool for each book.
Are Common Core Standards a national guide for schools?
The Common Core is not a curriculum. It is a clear set of shared goals and expectations for what knowledge and skills will help our students succeed. While the standards set grade-specific goals, they do not define how the standards should be taught or which materials should be used to support students. Local teachers, principals, superintendents, and others will decide how the standards are to be met. Teachers will continue to devise lesson plans and tailor instruction to the individual needs of the students in their classrooms. —”Common Core State Standards Initiative“
How can I help my child meet the goals of the Common Core?
Reviewing your State’s standards for your child’s grade level will help you support your child’s learning of new skills and new ideas while at home.