7 Creative Ways to Improve Studying at Home

Close your eyes and picture someone studying for an upcoming test.  What do you see? Most likely a child, sitting at a desk with his or her notes scattered everywhere. The child is probably tired, bored, and possibly a little anxious.  All these feeling are often associated with studying and, quite honestly, can lead to […]

Introducing Application and Development Month at A Grade Ahead

A Grade Ahead’s May curriculum has been rewritten and focuses on developing logic and extended thinking skills in both math and English. In our Application and Development month, the students will have a chance to develop a deeper understanding of challenging concepts from their current grade and will be introduced to essential skills and concepts […]

A Spring Writing Prompt for Kids

A writing prompt is a springboard (pun intended), but each writer uses that springboard differently: performing or responding with their own uniqueness. This article helps walk students through brainstorming for a Spring writing prompt without losing their individualism. Brainstorming for a Spring Writing Prompt The Prompt: After a lengthy winter, we all long for the […]

How to Fight Spring Fever & Keep Kids Engaged

Spring has officially started and I, like most people, am not looking back.  Spring brings sunshine, flowers, and enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, spring also brings unfocused and distracted students. Don’t worry – Spring Fever can be cured. Use these tips for parents to help children fight spring fever and keep kids engaged! Fight Spring […]

3 Ways to Get the Most out of Review Material

Do you think of yourself as good at lesson reviews? If so, you probably take a lot of notes, read through every chapter twice, and ask a lot of questions in class. If not, you probably wish you were good at reviewing. Either way, what if you could get the most out of review material […]