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4 Valentine's Day Literacy Activities for Younger Students

4 Valentine's Day Literacy Activities for Younger Students

Holidays are typically accompanied by class parties, school assemblies, and other celebratory events. Valentine’s Day this year is a great opportunity to incorporate educational activities into your elementary or middle school student’s holiday plans. Engaging Valentine’s Day literacy activities for younger students can include writing a personalized letter, composing a poem, or creating a word search.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, students can practice literacy skills while joining in on the holiday spirit. Here are four Valentine’s Day literacy activities for younger students:  1. Wri ... Read More About 4 Valentine's Day Literacy Activities for Younger Students

4 Classes Most Middle Schoolers Will Take

4 Classes Most Middle Schoolers Will Take

During middle school, your child will likely start having more options in their academic schedule. They may get to choose a foreign language, in addition to electives like art, home economics, music, and technology. Their core classes are likely to stay the same, and are usually less flexible than, for example, in high school and college. While there may be some variance depending on the school, there are four classes that your middle schooler can generally expect to take—algebra, language arts, biology, and social studies. It can be beneficial for your student to know what they can expect to learn during their middle school years. Keep ... Read More About 4 Classes Most Middle Schoolers Will Take

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

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