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5 Ways to Teach Kindness in Your Homeschool

5 Ways to Teach Kindness in Your Homeschool

By Cari G. on Mar 17th 2020

I believe kindness is one of the most important things we can teach our children. Of course, teaching by example is a great way to do this. However, sometimes it's not enough. Sometimes we need to poi … read more
Spring Break Prep—Renew Interests in Learning

Spring Break Prep—Renew Interests in Learning

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Mar 10th 2020

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal—and spring break can be a great time to renew your young ones’ interests in learning. The winter doldrums often put us in a holding pattern, so be ready to revi … read more
Investing in Handwriting: Activate the brain

Investing in Handwriting: Activate the brain

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Dec 1st 2019

With the pressure to raise standardized test scores and meet educational mandates, some of our schools have decided that they don’t have the instructional time available to dedicate to handwriting ins … read more
Nurturing Reading Skills Through Genres

Nurturing Reading Skills Through Genres

Nov 15th 2019

While some readers prefer realistic fiction or graphic novels, others may prefer informational text or biography. It's always a good idea to keep in mind that there are many genres that students … read more
Family Connection: Maintain well families

Family Connection: Maintain well families

Aug 1st 2019

The “perfect” family – all smiles and laughter – doesn’t truly exist. So instead, let’s aim for having well families. This means making members of your family the best they can be. Healthy students ma … read more
Kids Yoga Encourages Movement and Mindfulness

Kids Yoga Encourages Movement and Mindfulness

By Erin Marsh on Apr 30th 2019

“Look, mama! I’m doing yoga!” This is a phrase my 4-year-old regularly exclaims, and it encompasses any move that involves balance or contortion—even if the move only slightly resembles a yoga pose. M … read more
For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 17th 2019

School is out and the reader you are raising is home for the summer. How do you keep literacy skills sharp during the break? The answer is truly quite simple: Read, read, read!The Joy of Reading Toget … 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
Tips for Raising Readers

Tips for Raising Readers

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 3rd 2019

Reading is so much more than a mandatory classroom activity or mundane homework assignment. The act of reading opens the door to experiences, people, places, information, and inspiration. If we want t … 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
Teachable Moments at Home

Teachable Moments at Home

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Feb 1st 2019

Meaningful learning comes through teachable moments that don’t just happen during the school day. As parents, we want our children to grow mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally. Life on the … read more
Help Your Child with Testing

Help Your Child with Testing

Jan 17th 2019

While your children may be the ones actually taking the tests, you are the one who can help them get through testing season. Here are some tips to help your student prepare for the test.Attendance is … read more