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One More Back to School Suggestion

Posted on: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 in Back to School, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, Listening to kids, parent involvement

Last week we talked about getting back into the school routine.  Hopefully everyone is getting used to the school time schedule and the family balancing act is going well.  This week we have a very important suggestion about one more … read more »

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Getting Back into the School Routine

Posted on: Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Back to School, Conversation with kids, Homework, parent involvement

For some kids, the school year for 2013 -2014 is in session and for others it’s rapidly approaching!  Hopefully everyone’s first day jitters are over or soon will be.  Maybe homework has already been assigned and the routines that we’ve … read more »

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Back to School – Going to a New School?

Posted on: Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Back to School, Conversations with kids, Family Activities, parent involvement, talking to kids

Beginning a new school year is exciting for most kids.  They’re happy to see their friends and hopefully looking forward to another year of learning.  But if you are among the countless families that have moved to a new area, … read more »

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Back to School Books for the End of Summer. – 08/22/13

Posted on: Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 in Back to School, Book recommendations, Books, Humor

The title says it all. The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of School by Ken Derby is for kids in grades 3 through 5.  “Fifth-grader Tony Madison is a magnet for trouble. Irrepressible, unstoppable, and outrageous, he is … read more »

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The Final Weeks of Summer Are Here. Time to Think – Back to School!

Posted on: Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Back to School, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Summer, Summer learning loss

End of August already?  As an educator I’m thinking, “Oh no!  How can summer be over, didn’t it just start?”  As a parent, you may have similar thoughts because right now the kids don’t have to be rushed out of … read more »

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Some Fun Fact for August to Keep the Kids Thinking.

Posted on: Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 in Activities for kids, Back to School, Humor, Joke, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Summer, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

If you ask the kids to tell you something about August – they may tell you, somewhat sadly, that summer vacation is almost over.  In reality most of them are starting to look forward to a new school year because … read more »

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Time to start thinking about “back to school” – Oh No!

Posted on: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 in Activities for kids, Back to School, Kids doing Research, parent involvement, Summer, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

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It’s time again for parents to remind their kids about playground safety.

Posted on: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 in Back to School, Conversations with kids, Kids safety

The first week of school is over.  We know it can be a bit hectic but we hope everyone has adjusted and is smiling.  We spent a lot of time discussing the importance of establishing routines for our kids including … read more »

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Seven back to school tips all elementary school parents should consider.

Posted on: Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 in Back to School, Conversations with kids, Homework, parent involvement

The first Tuesday after Labor Day means one thing – SCHOOL IS IN SESSION!  Best of luck to all for a successful 2012 -2013 school year.  But why trust to luck?  Our goal is to do all we can to … read more »

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Back to School Books for your kids to Enjoy. – 08/30/12

Posted on: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 in Back to School, Book recommendations, Dan Greenburg, Reluctant Readers, Rhymes

The new school year has started for some kids and for others, the Labor Day holiday is the last one before school begins.  This week’s book suggestions are fun reading to help get your kids back into the “reading mode” … read more »

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