The preschool years provide a remarkable opportunity for early learning. Like absorbent sponges, this age group is motivated by fun activities that are simple to provide.
Posts Tagged: elementary schools
When your child struggles to learn concepts, find surprising success by turning those concepts into playful ditties! How did you learn to spell Mississippi? The old rhythm comes right back to you, doesn’t it? Learning facts by using a rhythm or rhyme has been a part of schooling since the beginning. This idea began to… Read more »
Parents should be concerned if their kids are reading less, but what about writing?Â There’s a huge emphasis on writing ability when it comes time for college …Â What you can do at home matters!
Many parents want to deem their child as gifted, but there’s a big difference between a high-achieving student and one who is intellectually gifted. Here’s how to identify gifted children, and an overview of programs that serve them. Cathy Ross knew her daughter Helen was a fast learner when she was a baby. Helen seemed… Read more »
Too many kids stop playing sports because they are over-scheduled, burned out or possibly … playing to make someone else happy (hint, hint).
“So, what’s it going to be,” I asked my 4-year-old daughter. “Me or a normal education?”
“I hate Maddie!” little Jenny roared on the way home from school one day. “She thinks my hair is ugly, and now Sarah won’t let me sit with them at lunch. So they’re not my friends anymore. I hate them both!” she exclaimed while her mom checked her face from the rearview mirror. Jenny’s flushed… Read more »
Thirteen-year-old Jared Cobb describes himself as an “intuitive” student. He receives straight A’s in eighth grade and next year, as a freshman in high school, he’ll enter five honors classes. What’s the secret of his success?
Families across the mid-state will jockey for positions in bathrooms and across breakfast tables as they bustle off into a new school year. Be ready!
Once the kids gets off the bus and into the school, we easily assume they will be safe and protected from harm. Yet the Columbine High School tragedy nine years ago continues to resonate when the subject of school danger comes up.