Articles tagged with Elementary School

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

3 Ways to Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

3 Ways to Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

If you love to read, this April holiday may be perfect for you—World Book and Copyright Day. World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on April 23. On this date in 1616, Cervantes, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and William Shakespeare—all famous authors—died. It’s also the birth or death date of several other celebrated authors.                                                                          In 1995, the United Nations Educational ... Read More About 3 Ways to Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

3 Questions to Ask Your Student's Teacher Before the School Year Ends

3 Questions to Ask Your Student's Teacher Before the School Year Ends

At the end of the school year, your child is ready to go on vacation or to play with friends until the sun goes down. However, before the school year ends, it can be wise to get some tips and strategies from your student’s teacher to help ease the transition to next year and to make the most of the summer. It can also be helpful to ask your student’s teacher about your child's strengths and specific areas to focus summer learning on. Regardless of whether your child’s school sets up a meeting at the end of the school year or if you initiate one yourself, consider asking your student’s teacher these three questions befo ... Read More About 3 Questions to Ask Your Student's Teacher Before the School Year Ends

3 Ways to Get Elementary Students Excited About Math

3 Ways to Get Elementary Students Excited About Math

Many students describe math as “boring” or “too hard.” While it’s important for students to engage with concepts and class activities that they don’t necessarily like, there are also ways to help students become more invested in the subject, such as using apps or manipulatives. Here are three ways to get elementary students excited about math this year: 1. Get elementary students excited about math by using manipulatives Manipulatives—which can be any physical object—are a great way to encourage hands-on learning and to build excitement in the classroom. There are a number of pre-made tools you ... Read More About 3 Ways to Get Elementary Students Excited About Math

3 Creative Ways to Make Learning at Home Fun

3 Creative Ways to Make Learning at Home Fun

This post is part of a month-long series to help you start 2018 on the right foot. Throughout January, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks on how to reignite your passion for learning this winter. Getting your student excited about learning outside of the classroom can, at times, be a challenge. However, introducing your student to engaging educational activities at home can inspire a passion for learning. Creative ways to make learning at home fun can involve hands-on educational activities, catering projects to your student’s current interests, and incorporating educational games. Make learning at home fun by i ... Read More About 3 Creative Ways to Make Learning at Home Fun

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