Articles tagged with Elementary School

How to Explain Plagiarism to Your Elementary Student

How to Explain Plagiarism to Your Elementary Student

Late elementary school is the time in which students first begin to write longer-length papers and execute more fact-based assignments. These types of academic assignments require students to learn how to identify and avoid plagiarism. Explaining this concept to younger students, however, can be challenging. When describing plagiarism to your elementary student, define the word, illustrate why it’s important to avoid it, and identify strategies for academic success. Keep reading to learn tactics to utilize when explaining plagiarism to your elementary student. Explain the definition of plagiarism to your elementary student The first st ... Read More About How to Explain Plagiarism to Your Elementary Student

Keep Calm and Study On—How to Avoid Homework Meltdowns This School Year

Keep Calm and Study On—How to Avoid Homework Meltdowns This School Year

It’s that time of year again—students are swapping their video games for textbooks and their  swimsuits for classroom attire. School is in session. While you can equip your child with back-to-school supplies like notebooks, pencils, and a backpack, it’s much harder to prepare for the looming threat of homework meltdowns. Last-minute study sessions and seemingly impossible homework problems can get the best of all of us—parents and students alike. At Varsity Tutors, we’re here to help make the school year more manageable. Our Live Learning Platform is accessible via mobile devices like smartphones and tablet ... Read More About Keep Calm and Study On—How to Avoid Homework Meltdowns This School Year

4 Tips to Prevent Summer Slide

4 Tips to Prevent Summer Slide

Summer slide is the tendency over the summer months for students to lose information and important gains made during the school year. Taking a break from the workload and routine of the academic year is crucial, but so is implementing a bit of structure—within the overall relaxation—to keep your child fresh, alert, and ready for the fall. Tips to prevent summer slide include reading activities, engaging field trips, and interactive games. Keep reading to learn about four strategies for preventing summer slide: Tip #1 to prevent summer slide: read Reading is a very beneficial way to prevent summer slide. It exercises many of your ... Read More About 4 Tips to Prevent Summer Slide

How You Can Make an Impact this Memorial Day

How You Can Make an Impact this Memorial Day

It’s celebrated every year, but do you know the history behind Memorial Day? Once called “Decoration Day,” this date holds an important history. In order to make an impact this Memorial Day, learn the history behind this holiday and find ways to get involved in your community, such as volunteering with veterans or donating goods. The history behind Memorial Day The origins of Memorial Day date back to the late 1860s. The Civil War, a conflict whose death toll was unprecedented at that time, necessitated the creation of national cemeteries. After the war ended, Americans would leave flowers at the graves of soldiers who had ... Read More About How You Can Make an Impact this Memorial Day

How to Find Educational Summer Camps

How to Find Educational Summer Camps

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, you may be searching for the perfect summer activities for your child. Summer camp is a great way to keep your child occupied, enjoying themselves, and academically stimulated throughout the summer days. You can find the right summer camp for your child by researching college and university camps and utilizing local resources, like bulletin boards. When searching for camps, first identify local camps, such as ones in your city or neighborhood. If you don’t mind driving, widen your search to the surrounding towns. If you’re unable to tell if a camp’s registration period is ... Read More About How to Find Educational Summer Camps

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