‘Twas The First Day of School


Twas the morning of the first day of school, when all through the halls not a creature was stirring not even the baseballs. The chairs were snug by each desk with care, in hopes that the school buses soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of homework danced in their heads; And the teachers were smiling and laughing with thoughts of sweet faces on their way, when the children had suddenly just … Continue reading

Ready, Set, Go to Kindergarten


This summer we have had a flurry of parents calling to ask us, “Is my child ready for Kindergarten?”  The real question should be, “Is my child ready for school?” Kindergarten is the first BIG step for many children into formal education.  Kindergarten is chalked full of many social expectations, but add to that reading, math, handwriting and content area subjects.  You need to ensure your child has a solid foundation to build all these new skills.  It is important as … Continue reading

How to “Help” with Homework


Educators have long used homework as a tool to reinforce what students are learning in class.  However, with after school activities and high academic expectations, homework can become a source of anxiety and stress for the whole family.  While students need to be the ones completing the work, there are many things parents can do to assist their children to make homework time a more positive experience for all. Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do … Continue reading

Study Tricks for Your Little Scholars


Test on Friday?  Exams around the corner?  This can cause anyone to go into panic mode.  How does your child study?  Does your child think re-reading notes is all they have to do to study?  Are they utilizing the methods that work best for his learning style? Are you worried you have no idea how to help your child to study? Here are tried and true  methods to help your child study: * make flashcards * quiz your child aloud … Continue reading

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