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The Summer Slide: Turn brain drain into brain gain

The Summer Slide: Turn brain drain into brain gain

By Carol Carmichael on Apr 30th 2019

What Is Summer Slide?The summer slide refers to the loss of learning that happens to children over the course of the summer. Research shows kids can lose as much as two to three months of reading and … read more
10 Ways to Keep Kids Learning This Summer

10 Ways to Keep Kids Learning This Summer

Apr 17th 2019

When school closes for the summer, many children run the risk of losing the knowledge and academic skills that they developed throughout the year. In fact, it is estimated that children lose approxima … read more
Excite Your Child’s STEM Imagination

Excite Your Child’s STEM Imagination

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 5th 2019

As parents, we want to equip our children with the skills to tackle problems and build the perseverance for solving them. A great way to enhance these skills is through innovative STEM activities. STE … read more
Time to Spring Forward

Time to Spring Forward

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Mar 10th 2019

Ahh, the joyful rejuvenation of spring! It’s time to be inspired by the new life and new learning that accompany the season. Spring offers many opportunities for life science investigations—so o … read more
For the Love of Anchor Charts

For the Love of Anchor Charts

By Chris Schwab on Mar 9th 2019

What is an anchor chart? Simply stated, an anchor chart is a visual way to teach a topic. Create them at the beginning of new learning. A good anchor chart is a collaboration between you and your … read more
Keep Kids Active During Summer

Keep Kids Active During Summer

Mar 6th 2019

Summer break is here, but that doesn’t mean your kids have to take a break from learning for the next three months. Avoid summer learning loss and keep your kids’ noggins working this summer thro … read more
Summer Brain Builders: Avoid the summer slide

Summer Brain Builders: Avoid the summer slide

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Feb 20th 2019

Summer break can be a great time for children to relax and recharge, but it is also when learning loss occurs. Want to avoid the summer slide? Here are a few ideas to spark quality learning and have f … read more
Savvy Summer Solutions

Savvy Summer Solutions

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Feb 20th 2019

Can you hear it? The last school bell ringing and students dashing out the door, ready for summer vacation to begin. For the last 10 months, students have worked to build skills and make academic gain … read more
Reasons to Get Your Kids Moving

Reasons to Get Your Kids Moving

Feb 19th 2019

Summer is a time for children to stretch their legs, get out of the classroom, and change up their daily routine. It's also a time for when learning habits and exercising can begin to dwindle. Aside f … read more
Hands-On Discovery

Hands-On Discovery

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Feb 13th 2019

The sights and sounds of learning come alive in classrooms where students are inspired through hands-on learning. Kids are actively engaged, burning with curiosity, and eager to make connections betwe … read more
Spring Forward With Science

Spring Forward With Science

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Feb 10th 2019

As the birds start to chirp and the flowers begin to bloom, the emergence of warmth and color hint that science is everywhere. Springtime offers a variety of exciting learning opportunities through sc … read more