Month: July 2017

Summer Enrichment Activities: Nature Walk Ideas for Kids

If you’re looking for summer enrichment activities but want your children to spend more time outside, check out these nature walk ideas for kids. They’re great ways for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors while still learning. Summer Enrichment Activities Kids Can Do Outside Nature Walk Activities to Learn Local Animals and Plants Nature […]






What’s New at A Grade Ahead? July 2017

The last three months at A Grade Ahead have been a blur of activity for staff, students, and parents. We have had held graduation celebrations at our academies, introduced hands-on activities into our curriculum, launched our Parent Portal to all A Grade Ahead families, painted the corporate offices, celebrated Mother’s Day with crafts, welcomed our […]






4 Qualities of a Good Math Tutor

No matter what type of math tutor you choose for your child, the extra attention your child receives in tutoring sessions or enrichment classes can be beneficial. That attention can boost the child’s confidence, customize learning goals, and expand your child’s education opportunities through enrichment. Because there are so many options for tutoring, you can […]






10 Reading Enrichment Activities for Elementary Students

Before I dive into listing some great reading enrichment activities for elementary students, I should probably take some time to discuss what exactly enrichment is. When we refer to enrichment in education, we are usually talking about activities that go beyond regular classroom instruction and focus on expanding upon knowledge. In short, enrichment activities are […]






How to Combine Exercise with Learning

At first thought, learning and exercise do not seem to have much in common, but that’d be incorrect! There are actually many academic benefits of physical activity. If you’re wondering how physical activity affects understanding and how to combine exercise with learning, keep reading! How Does Physical Activity Benefit Academic Performance? Motor Skills: Fine motor skills […]






What Is Bloom’s Taxonomy and Why Does It Matter?

If you read about education or listen to someone in the education field, you will often hear key terms: critical thinking, creative thinking, higher-level learning, authentic learning, etc. What do educators mean when they use these terms? It all goes back to one concept: Bloom’s Taxonomy What Is Bloom’s Taxonomy? Under the leadership of Dr. […]