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4 Mnemonic Devices for Elementary Students

4 Mnemonic Devices for Elementary Students

Using mnemonic devices is an excellent way to help elementary students learn and retain important information. If you’re not already familiar, these are memory devices that rely on language or numbers as a strategy to trick your brain into remembering facts. The mnemonic device that begins with “Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November...” for example, can help students remember which months have 30 days and which have 31. Types of mnemonic devices for elementary students include rhymes, acronyms, mini-stories, and associations. Looking to use mnemonic devices to enhance your student’s learning? Here are f ... Read More About 4 Mnemonic Devices for Elementary Students

3 Research Skills for Elementary School Students

3 Research Skills for Elementary School Students

The development of research skills begins in late elementary school and will benefit your child throughout their education. While the projects will be on a smaller scale at this age, they’re still helpful to instill an understanding of academic research and to build a strong foundation for future projects. Additionally, research skills will benefit your child outside of the specific project, giving them skills that are transferable to other subjects and academic habits. Research skills for elementary school students include locating sources, evaluating gathered information, and recording key details.   Hoping to instill research sk ... Read More About 3 Research Skills for Elementary School Students

3 STEAM Activities to Try in the New Year

3 STEAM Activities to Try in the New Year

STEAM is a growing movement that gears students toward innovation, problem-solving, and high-level critical thinking. Incorporating the arts into academics teaches students valuable skills, while simultaneously aiming to deepen math and science concepts in insightful and interactive ways. There are a plethora of STEAM activities to try in 2019, specifically ones involving building structures, growing plants, and exploring nature. Looking to find new projects to enhance your student’s education? Keep reading to discover three STEAM activities to try in the new year. [RELATED: What is the STEAM Movement?] STEAM activity #1: build creati ... Read More About 3 STEAM Activities to Try in the New Year

5 New Year's Resolutions for Parents

5 New Year's Resolutions for Parents

Parents can be a defining factor in their child’s academic success, and the New Year is a great time to reflect on your habits. Checking in regularly with your student, celebrating their successes, and encouraging independence are just a few resolutions to consider setting in 2019. Keep reading to learn five New Year’s resolutions for parents. New Year’s resolution #1: set clear expectations and deadlines No matter their age, most students flourish with structure. Ensure that you’re using clear and defined language when communicating expectations and deadlines to your child. For example: For younger students, est ... Read More About 5 New Year's Resolutions for Parents

3 Easy (and Educational) Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

3 Easy (and Educational) Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

The Thanksgiving holiday provides a special opportunity to encourage student reflection on all the things they’re thankful for, and craft projects are an excellent medium for children to make the most of this season. There are many easy—yet educational—Thanksgiving crafts for kids, including composing thankfulness poems, creating menus for a Thanksgiving meal, and designing gratitude cards. Keep reading to learn three easy (and educational) Thanksgiving crafts for kids. 1. Write a thankfulness poem Ask your child to write and illustrate a thankfulness poem, detailing what they’re grateful for this Thanksgiving. This T ... Read More About 3 Easy (and Educational) Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

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