Backyard Camps!

05/19/2020

Little Scholars is going on the road this summer! *With 6 full paying campers, host child is free. Subsequent host children receive 50% discount. *You invite your child’s friends, family, neighbors to join (not open to the public).  We will handle registration. *Our teacher comes to your yard to instruct the camp with the necessary supplies for all the camp activities in individual bags. *Camps run Monday-Friday for 2 hours each day, during time of your choice. *Host picks camp … Continue reading

5 Tips for Helping your Child Complete School Work at Home

04/20/2020

1.  Set up a schoolwork-friendly area.  Make sure kids have a well-lit, quiet, comfortable place to complete homework. Keep supplies – paper, pencils, glue, scissors – within reach. 2. Set a regular schedule and expectations.   Children cannot realistically sit and work for 6 hours straight.  Set expectations for how much time your child should spend working each day depending on their age and grade.  Set a regular start and end time with scheduled breaks throughout.  Those breaks should combine snack times, physical … Continue reading

Five Strategies To Inspire A Weary Reader

12/04/2018

Recently, my sweet middle child announced his dislike of reading.  It really wasn’t a surprise to me.  Reading is not his strength.  He has always struggled with comprehension, vocabulary and fluency.  I was faced with the challenge of having to show him how to be a better reader when I know I am going to face resistance.  I have been working on instilling some of my reading strategies from back in my teaching days with him.  Here are FIVE strategies I used to … Continue reading

Little Scholars Favorite Educational Apps!

10/13/2018

Whether your child needs to review math facts, prepare for a spelling test, build their reading comprehension skills, or learn a new language….here are some of our favorites app:  Monster Math takes elementary and middle school students on a customized journey to practice addition, subtraction and multiplication facts. Math Bingo Who doesn’t love BINGO?!  This BINGO game has varying degrees of difficulty for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Word Connect is an addicting puzzle game to practice spelling and vocabulary. Reading Comprehension Need … Continue reading

How to help your child deal with test anxiety

09/18/2018

My happy go luck son who doesn’t have a fear in the world is crippled by the word test.  He can stand on the three point line for the game winning basket and not break a sweat, but seeing the word English test pop up on his agenda it is a totally different ball game. He reviews his material nightly, he studies and we discuss what is going to be on the test, but when he walks in the classroom … Continue reading

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