When you hear the word “project”, it likely conjures images of meltdowns at your kitchen table as your child frantically glues pictures of a lima bean to a poster board. Science and social studies fair projects can sometimes feel like nothing more than your child going through the motions of cutting and pasting without truly learning anything. However, project-based learning is a much different process.
We are excited to announce a three new projects taking place on campus this summer. We have already had an amazing response from our community in raising pledges for the 2017 Fun Run this year. We can not thank you enough for your help. We have just surpassed the halfway point of our $15,000 goal for this year’s Fun Run! Please find below an overview of the three main projects the 2017 Fun Run pledges will be supporting.
As a parent, you’ve likely heard your child complain about being bored at one time or another. We live in a world of constant stimulation. Whether it’s smartphones, TV, or video games, your kids likely have access to sources of entertainment that are highly stimulating and can make other things in life seem boring. So, when should you be concerned about your child’s perceived boredom, and when is it simply a lack of desired stimulation?
Time management can be a huge source of frustration for both parents and students when it is not put into place. Teaching your children valuable time management skills can make everyone’s lives easier in a variety of ways. The biggest source of frustration for most families is the inevitable conflict that arises through forgotten projects or events that result in last minute panic.
As a parent, it can be tempting to try to shelter your children from disappointments and difficult situations. However, your desire to help your child can actually hinder the development of the coping mechanisms they’ll need as independent adults. You won’t always be there to save your child and shelter them from disappointing situations, which is why it’s important that you teach your children to embrace failure.