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Homework Station Essentials!

Set up a homework station with no distractions and stock it with essential supplies that will make completing homework easier. Phone basket – turn them off 3 bins for school papers: recycle, keep, notes for mom Pencils Eraser Pencil sharpener Scissors Markers Crayons Ruler Stapler Hole punch Tape Construction or card stock paper Notebook paper Glue sticks

Get ready! Get set! Get Back to School!

Switching from the laid-back days of summer to the busy routines of the school year can be a stressful transition for both parents and children, but with a little planning and a positive attitude, it can be a lot easier. Here are a few suggestions to help ease your family into a new school year schedule.  Establish Daily Routines – Enlist the help of the entire family when creating daily routines …Read More

New Beginnings

My husband is an Assistant Principal at a high school so he is home a lot in the summer but, once the start of the school year hits he heads back to school and a busy schedule right along with the kids. I work out of the home and struggle with the transition of everyone leaving. I make this transition easier for myself by scheduling some additional social plans with …Read More

Common Core Needs Tailoring for Gifted Learners, Advocates Say

Written By: Katie Ash While many educators feel that the common-core standards fall more in line with the pedagogy of gifted education than previous states’ standards, the standards in and of themselves will not be sufficient to challenge a school’s most advanced learners, gifted education advocates say. “Some students will be able to meet the standards faster than others, and the developers [of the common core] realized that one size …Read More

Study Finds That Kindergarten is Too Easy

Written by: By Holly Yettick Kindergarten might be the new 1st grade but it is still too easy. A forthcoming study in the peer-refereed American Educational Research Journal finds that students make bigger gains in reading and math when they learn more advanced content such as adding numbers and matching letters to sounds. Yet kindergarten teachers spend nearly twice as much time on basics such as alphabet recognition and counting out …Read More