"Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5
Now that the school year has come to an end, your children are probably looking forward to the freedom of summer. Often, this freedom translates into late nights and a sleep schedule that is thrown out of whack. It may not seem like a big deal for your child to stay up late. After all, they don’t have school the next morning so what does it matter if they’re up past their bedtime? While it certainly won’t hurt for your child to stay up late occasionally, many kids lose track of their bedtime all together. There can be negative consequences for this lack of consistency, so it’s important to find a balance between summer fun and getting enough rest.
With the current school year coming to a close, next school year is probably the last thing on your mind. However, now is the perfect time to decide where to continue your child’s education. Whether you’re moving, had negative experiences at your current school, or are just looking for a change, transitioning to a new school can be tough for both you and your child.
Learning to read is a process that takes much more time than many people think. You don’t learn to read in kindergarten and have it all figured out when you reach first grade. It takes time and practice to become a great reader. Because of this, your student may struggle with reading at some point. It’s important to note that this is normal and usually isn’t cause for serious concern.
While the school year may be wrapping up for your older kids, it’s actually time to start thinking about where your Kindergartener will begin their education next school year. It’s an important decision which requires a lot of time and research, so it’s best to get a head start on the process now. There are many things to consider when deciding what school will be the best fit for your child.
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.
One of the best ways that you can help your child to succeed in school is to foster a love for learning. When students genuinely enjoy the learning experience, they’re more likely to fully engage in every opportunity to do so. Here are two ways to help you, help your student develop a lifelong love of learning;
St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an accredited private school located in DeLand, Florida.