"Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5
While you may feel the pressure that today’s kindergarten lesson will make or break their first job interview, it’s important to remember that your kindergartener is still just a child. And your children need a healthy balance of academic rigor and play time. Here are some of the key elements to creating balance in your child’s kindergarten education.
There is a lot to be grateful for living in Central Florida. We’re surrounded by beautiful oceans on either side and rivers and likes wind their way through our peninsula. Our weather is temperate and this year we managed to avoid any big summer storms. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to celebrate home, family, and all of the other blessings you have in life. But how do you teach your children to practice gratitude during the holiday season?
Lexi Brandt is an International Baccalaureate student at Spruce Creek High School and is a St. Barnabas Alumni who graduated in 2016. Lexi loves theatre and writing, especially screenwriting. Not only is Lexi the Vice President for the True Crime Club on her campus, but she is also the Morning News Anchor for Spruce Creek High School. With her focus remaining on her academics and the upcoming SATs and ACTs, Lexi has her future sights on colleges with great film and screenwriting programs such as North Western and the University of Southern California. This is because Lexi is already a very accomplished screenwriter.
We believe in the many benefits of private education. Our students are nurtured in well-rounded and loving classrooms, their small class education ensures they get the attention they need, and they develop lifelong friendships with like-minded young boys and girls. But on the surface, the cost of private school can complicate the school’s ability to bring the best students into the classroom.
It is well-established that boys and girls learn differently. Because of the ways boys and girls brains develop, Girls tend to have a larger and faster-growing hippocampus than boys which causes them to excel in vocabulary, reading, and writing. Boys, on the other hand, have a more defined cerebral cortex which helps them to learn through movement.
As the tides of our American education system begin to change there has been a lot of public debate over the effectiveness of charter schools. You may be wondering, “what exactly are charter schools?” And you’re not alone. While charter schools have been around since the 1970s they have only been recently popularized and made available to local families. Since then we have fielded questions and as to the difference between a charter school and a private school.
Your child is finally ready to go kindergarten. It’s an exciting time and a scary time all at once. There may be tears (yours and theirs) and that’s okay. Taking this big step of sending your child off to school for the first time isn’t something to scoff at. As you count down the coming year there are some important parenting tips that can help both of you prepare for them to start school.
As a parent, you want what’s best for your child in every situation. You want them to have great friendships, influential mentors, a love for learning, and a thirst for creativity. It’s natural to want the best for your children, we want the best for them too. That’s why we believe that a private education is a wonderful tool for helping your children dig deeper into their lives both emotionally and academically.
Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic have long been the pillars of childhood education. While curriculum and teaching styles change over the years there is no arguing the fact that the mastery of these three subjects is essential to a child's future academic success.
No parent wants to watch their children struggle, especially not in school. And for some, the academic rigor of private school takes some getting used to. But regardless of why your child is struggling in private school, there are many ways that you can support them and encourage them toward success.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an accredited private school located in DeLand, Florida.