Browsing articles tagged with " middle school"
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 [...]

Jan
27
2013

Five Reasons Tweens and Teens Have Problems Making and Keeping Friends

Guest Post By Agnes Jimenez There is nothing worse than watching your child struggle in school whether they are having problems academically or socially. Although it is usually fairly easy for parents to help their child improve their grades, it is much more difficult for them to help their child make and keep friends. Before parents …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessDon’t Let Your Child Be A Compulsive EaterHow to Handle the Class [...]

Dec
26
2012

Don’t Let Your Child Be A Compulsive Eater

Guest Post By Alyse Ryan Since obesity is on the rise and recognized by the surgeon general as a nation-wide problem in the United States, it’s crucial to make sure your child doesn’t end up falling into the same unhealthy habits as so many of his or her peers. Compulsive eating is defined as a form …Related Posts:How Elementary School Students Eat LunchTalking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessFive Reasons Tweens and Teens Have Problems [...]

May
26
2012

How to Handle the Class Clown

Guest Post by Jenny Ellis   So every class has that one student who tends to think they are on the set of Saturday Night Live and feels the need to practice their stand up during your class. Secretly you are chuckling inside but in all seriousness your class clowns antics are disrupting your class. Most of the time the …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessHow to Write an Essay ExamDos and Don’ts [...]

Dec
17
2011

Book Review The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

  Hi!  StorySnoops is back again with another wonderful selection for middle grade readers.  This time, it’s one from the fantasy genre.   Here is the story:   After being whisked away from their parents’ loving arms one unforgettable Christmas Eve, siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma have spent the past ten years being shuttled from one orphanage to the next. …Related Posts: Great Educational Gifts For Kids of All Ages In a Tight EconomyHow to [...]

Nov
6
2011

How to Engage Students

How to Engage Students 1.  Practice your stand-up routine. It doesn’t matter if they are six or sixteen, everyone loves to laugh.  Try to interject some humor into your lessons. 2.  Use a variety of technology.  You are teaching to children that have been spoon fed mass media from an early age.  Accept this, keep up with …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessThe 10 School Supplies No Child Should Be WithoutTips for the [...]

Dec
20
2010

Great Educational Gifts For Kids of All Ages In a Tight Economy

Here are some gift suggestions which may help you to save money this holiday season on educational gifts for children: 1.  Toddlers – Save that box your ‘fridge came in, or even if you splurge and buy something new, save the large box for your toddler.  A box big enough to climb into is a great …Related Posts:Book Review The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerTalking to Teachers About [...]

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