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Relaxation Techniques for School (and life!) Success

Dec 18, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Flu, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School

Exams, papers, reports card, oh my. Not to mention the excitement of the holidays, time off from school, and the ever-present runny nose. December can be a very stressful and busy time for children of all ages. Anxiety can be... Read more
SchoolFamily
Awesome Website that Teaches Kids to Give Back

Dec 17, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Middle School, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities

I'm willing to guess that many of you have kids that have computer games and  xbox, wii and Nintendo games top on their Christmas list. If you are anything like me, these are the least favorite gifts to give. I worr... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
Is My Child Reading at Grade-Level? - Good Question to Ask in the New Year

Dec 15, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Vacation Homework, Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Angela Norton Tyler

The New Year is the perfect time to hang unmarked calendars, make resolutions and revel in the feeling that we can "start over." And, while it certainly does feel as though our collective slates have been wiped clean, let's n... Read more
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Join us on Facebook!

Dec 15, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in SchoolFamily.com, School Success

School Family is now on Facebook! We'd love to have you join us there to stay on top of the latest news, happenings, and offers related to helping your kids succeed in school. Also, please tell your friends with school age ki... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Holiday Traditions that Improve Reading and Writing Skills

Dec 15, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

The Holiday Season is a time for family traditions. Retelling stories from your childhood and establishing new holiday experiences with your own family is one of the joys of the season. One of my fondest memories, as a child,... Read more
Bill Harley
Teacher Gift Ideas – Beyond the chocolate chip cookie

Dec 14, 2009 - Posted by Bill Harley in Teacher Appreciation, Elementary School, Bill Harley

If you’re considering some kind of teacher gift, I have a suggestion. Homemade cookies are always thoughtful, but the problem with cookies is that the teacher will eat them. And there's also all the other cookies and cu... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Keep Television Out of Your Young Child’s Bedroom

Dec 07, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Technology, Sleep, Parent Involvement, Kids Learning

“Should I get my child their own television for their room?”  Whenever I am asked this question my answer is always a resounding “Absolutely not!” I say this because: Using a TV for reward or pun... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
A Simple but Powerful Children's Gift Idea

Dec 06, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Kids Reading, Kids Learning

During this holiday and gift-giving season, we are often confused and/or conflicted about what to buy the children in our lives. Because we want to see their little eyes light up in delight, we may be tempted to forgo anythin... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Cool Lowe's Christmas and holiday ideas

Dec 01, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Teachers, Teacher Appreciation, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School

I've worked with Lowe's quite a bit these past few years, most often on our partnership on the very generous Toolbox for Education grant program. Even with all that work, I never really thought of Lowe's as a Christmas brand ... Read more
Angela Norton Tyler
When It Comes to Homework, Not All After-School Programs Are the Same

Nov 30, 2009 - Posted by Angela Norton Tyler in Homework, Angela Norton Tyler, After-School

Most days when my son gets home from school, his homework is finished. While this is really, really nice, what really makes it great is that his homework is done correctly. There are different types of after-school programs,... Read more