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How to Get Back Into a School Routine

How to Get Back Into a School Routine

While the holidays offer a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, they can easily throw your thoughtfully-constructed schedule out of order. Getting your child back into a school routine after winter break can be a challenge. Luckily, there are a few strategies for successfully easing your student into the back-to-school transition. Creating a list of goals for the spring semester, encouraging a smart sleep schedule, and supporting your child through the common jitters of starting a new semester can help make the change easier.  Looking to help your child start the new year off on the right foot? Here’s how ... Read More About How to Get Back Into a School Routine

3 Eco-Friendly Winter Crafts for Kids

3 Eco-Friendly Winter Crafts for Kids

Keeping kids engaged in brain-stimulating activities during winter break can help them stay sharp for their return to school and also hold boredom at bay. One great way to keep kids busy is through crafting. Eco-friendly winter crafts for kids can teach them to be mindful of the environment and find unique ways to incorporate natural elements—such as birdseed, vines, and branches—into their crafts.   Crafting is an excellent way to keep your student actively learning during winter break. Keep reading to learn three eco-friendly winter crafts for kids.  Eco-friendly winter craft #1: birdseed ornaments During the winter ... Read More About 3 Eco-Friendly Winter Crafts for Kids

10 Gift Ideas to Excite the Student in Your Life This Holiday Season

10 Gift Ideas to Excite the Student in Your Life This Holiday Season

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to begin considering gifts for the student in your life. It can sometimes prove challenging to find the right gift to excite and capture the attention of students—regardless of their age. But when looking for gifts, you may be surprised to find many engaging options that can support your student’s academic interests.  Looking for gift inspiration that incorporates both fun and education? Keep reading to discover 10 gift ideas to excite the student in your life this holiday season.  Gift ideas for the elementary student in your life An educational ... Read More About 10 Gift Ideas to Excite the Student in Your Life This Holiday Season

5 Things to Do After a Parent-Teacher Conference

5 Things to Do After a Parent-Teacher Conference

Parent-teacher conferences provide an excellent opportunity to assess your student’s academic progress and to encourage an open line of communication with your child’s teacher. However, the days and weeks following the conference are just as important as the days leading up to the meeting. After parent-teacher conferences, review your post-conference notes, discuss the conference with your student, and develop a strategy for success.  How can you maximize your time after a parent-teacher conference? Keep reading to learn five things to do after parent-teacher conferences.  1. Review your post-conference notes Parent-te ... Read More About 5 Things to Do After a Parent-Teacher Conference

How to Get Your Gamer to Do Their Homework

How to Get Your Gamer to Do Their Homework

As you almost assuredly know, most middle school students love their screens. From smartphones to laptops to TV, screens are everywhere. And many students use these screens to play games. While there’s a lot of controversy over whether or not screens are healthy for young people, it’s clear that some games can be a good way for students to unwind and have fun. Some games can even encourage creativity. But sometimes gaming can be so much fun that it can be hard to peel your student away to do their homework.  Redirecting your middle school student away from their games to their homework desk can seem like a daunting task. If ... Read More About How to Get Your Gamer to Do Their Homework

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