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Technology for Kids in the 21st Century.

Posted on: Thursday, February 6th, 2014 in Activities for kids, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, Critical Thinking Skills, Homework, parent involvement, Reading, Technology and kids, Technology for kids

The 21st century has brought so much new technology to us that options of how to keep the kids busy is limitless.  Tired parents (or in our case grandparents) are lucky to have access to countless educational television programs and digital … 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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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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The Dog Ate My Homework – Really!

Posted on: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 in Homework, Homework Excuses, parent involvement

Being a teacher, the excuses that I’ve heard over the years explaining why homework wasn’t completed are priceless.  I always listen patiently and quietly.  Most times I’m impressed by the creativity of the tale that I’m listening to and of … read more »

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One more “Back to School” tip

Posted on: Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 in Back to School, Homework, parent involvement, Reading

The first week of school is over!  Hopefully everyone is getting used to the school time schedule and the family balancing act is going well.  Last week we made specific suggestions on how to make homework time efficient and as … read more »

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Back into the school routine yet?

Posted on: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 in Back to School, Homework, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Reading

Its official – the school year for 2011 -2012 is in session! Hopefully everyone’s first day jitters are over.  Maybe homework has already been assigned and the routines that we’ve talked about in earlier blogs have been established. We hope … read more »

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Heredity may have the answer, says Sally from Peanuts

Posted on: Monday, July 18th, 2011 in Homework, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Reading, Sibling involvement, Writing

It is never too early to start building a positive relationship between siblings.  Sometimes competition can become intense and older siblings are usually expected to acquiesce to their younger brothers and sisters.  As you can imagine, this just may help … read more »

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How to keep kids motivated at the end of the school year.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 in Homework, parent involvement

The school year is winding down.  You may be wondering what you can do to get homework completed without aggravation.  After all, the sun is shining, the weather is mild and your kids would much rather be outside than sitting … read more »

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