Sep
20
2014

The 10 School Supplies Your Child Needs

1. Personal Hand Sanitizer It’s likely to be a bad flu season. Teach your child to use it frequently and always before lunch and after recess. 2. Antibacterial Wipes Do the poor teacher a favor and send a container to school so she can wipe off desks and other germy surfaces in the classroom. 3. Label Maker Label every lunch …Related Posts:Teaching Your College Student to Shop in a Tight EconomyThe 10 School Supplies No [...]

Sep
19
2014

Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and Illness

My daughter has JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) and has flare ups form time to time that make normal school activities like writing, participating in PE or carrying her backpack much harder for her. We’ve had to deal with plenty of school absences, surprise doctors’ appointments and everything else that goes along with having a kid …Related Posts:How to Engage StudentsAdvice about talking to teachers about disabilities/illnessHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksThe [...]

Jun
7
2014

10 Outdoor Activities to Do with Kids

Guest Post By: Morgan Shawe Too often in this day and age, children spend most of their time inside the house sitting in front of the television set or playing video games. Parents generally want their children to expand their hobbies and play outdoors, but it can sometimes be difficult to come up with activities that …Related Posts: Top Ten List: Golden Opportunities of Summer

May
25
2014

Not Your Average Summer Reading List

School is out and summer vacation can be a time when skills slip a little.  If you focus on activities that are fun and fit a more relaxed schedule, you can keep your blossoming readers reading without burn out. Two of the most important things that you can do to keep reading skills sharp during the …Related Posts:How to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerClassroom Talk Summer Reading 2013!Book Review The Emerald Atlas by John [...]

Dec
21
2013

Puppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling

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                                                                                                                                    PUPPETS! Puppets can be a great way to encourage children to invent stories. You can purchase them or make sock or paper bag puppets at home. Your local library should have some interesting craft books on a variety of puppets that kids can create. Use a large box to make and decorate a puppet theater, or …Related Posts:What Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy?The 40 Best iPad Apps for Young Learners Paint Me a Poem: Poems Inspired [...]

Jul
26
2013

How to Write an Essay Exam

The most effective tips on writing an essay exam Guest Post By Lois Weldon Are you one of the many students who are wildly hoping to avoid the overly-demanding essay exams? I am truly sorry, but that isn’t likely to happen, as you will definitely find yourself taking an exam that isn’t solely based on multiple choice answers, but demands …Related Posts:Essay writing tipsDos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed in an [...]

Jul
11
2013

Turning Your Backyard into a PE Playground

 Useful Tips for Home School Families Guest Post By Jay Harris Homeschooling can be both a blessing and a challenge – and P.E. is the perfect example.  On one hand, you have the freedom to provide your children with the exercise they so earnestly need and crave; on the other, you may lack the funds, space, or expertise to effectively make …Related Posts:10 Outdoor Activities To Do With Kids

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