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.
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.
Selecting a school for your kindergartner may seem like a daunting task, but it’s one that sets the standard for the rest of your child’s education. By choosing a private independent school, you’ll positively influence their education by providing your child with the building blocks of a successful future.
As a parent, there are few things more heartbreaking than to see your child in tears because they’re lonely. Companionship is one of our most basic needs as humans, and it can be difficult for your child to process the complex feelings that result from a lack of relationship with their peers.
The term “self-advocacy” simply means that a person is able to speak up for themselves and articulate their needs. Parents of children with special needs are likely familiar with the importance of their child being able to self-advocate, but it’s a skill every child should learn regardless of whether or not they have special needs.
Sleep is an important part of anyone’s day. It’s the only time when a person’s body and mind truly regenerates, and when your student doesn’t get enough it can have a big impact on their day. This is particularly true of teens who, after a long day of school, aren’t always ready for bed as early as they should be. Regardless of age, it’s important for your student to create healthy sleeping habits as it’s easier than trying to change unhealthy ones later.
Chances are, you’ve heard of project based learning (PBL). Either from your student, their friends, or from their teachers. However, you may not have a full understanding of what this looks like in action and how it may benefit your student.