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“Children have a sense of entitlement these days.” I have heard that said so many times. It is, of course, true for some kids, but not for all. Most of the kids I have taught are thoughtful, sweet, helpful, polite... Read more
Colorful Legos have been a favorite of young children for a long time. They’ve also been a great holiday gift. Here’s a simple way to combine a classic toy, new or old, to practice Common Core math skills over vac... Read more
My second child did not learn to talk as quickly as my first. Like all mothers do, I worried that she was behind, that she might have difficulty in school, and that she would not learn to read. Someone more wise than I pointe... Read more
The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect on all the marvelous things young students have learned and accomplished during the year. They have grown and changed so much during 2013, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Wa... Read more
The parents at our school sponsored a great workshop on social networking and keeping kids safe online. It was run by police at the local and state levels. As I took notes during their presentation, I kept thinking about the ... Read more
The holiday season is a great time for young students. It provides a chance for them to help prepare for family holiday events while reinforcing academic skills. Here are some simple ways to incorporate math, reading, writing... Read more
The fact is, most students do not know how to prepare to take exams. For example, many do not understand that it is much better to study in many short blocks of time instead of trying to cram everything in the night before an... Read more
Simple birdfeeders are a great project for young students to have hands-on science fun. Wintertime feeders will attract native birds to your area, or help feed local birds in colder weather. They can be made with easily found... Read more
Many young students easily adapt to the ABC’s and can quickly put letters in sequence, even when they are out of order. Mastering this concept helps students understand alphabetical order.
This doesn’t always happ... Read more
Thanksgiving is a wonderful opportunity for parents and students to take a break from the stresses of school. Everyone needs to relax a few days and recoup before the countdown to exams begins.
If you are having visitors at y... Read more