Author: Nicole Acevedo

3 Tips for an Educational Family Vacation

Family vacations can be a great experience for children and adults. Whether you’re going on a two week journey across the country, or spending quality time at home with the kids, vacations are the perfect time to bond with your family and plan all-day activities. Vacations, just like any experience, can be educational for everyone. […]






Best Books for Fifth Grade Readers: A Recommended Reading List

Reading regularly can help students develop understanding of content and build comprehension and vocabulary skills. As students move towards the end of the school year, and standardized testing, they should focus on reading texts from a variety of genres in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Take a look at some of the best books for 5th […]






Will I Ever Use Algebra in Real Life?

In short, yes. You will use Algebra in real life. Algebra is a cornerstone of all mathematical understanding. Even as a young child, you used algebra to understand what the math problems asked you to figure out. When you learn algebra, you learn to order your thoughts and express your answers in a logical way. […]






9 Snowy Day STEAM Activities

STEAM is a learning method that integrates science, technology, engineering, art, and math into inquiry and critical thinking based education. Not only do students receive instruction on these topics at school, these topics can also be incorporated in learning activities or STEAM projects at home. STEAM Activities for Any Grade The best STEAM projects for […]






Free Online Reading Games for Preschool and Kindergarten

Some of the earliest reading skills that children learn are print awareness, sounds of speech, phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency. Once students get older, they gain greater skills in spelling, comprehension, and writing. While these skills are primarily taught in preschools and kindergartens, you can easily find extra support for your early readers. There are […]






How to Improve Your Study Skills: Tips for Students

Standardized testing time is right around the corner, and if you have struggled with studying these next few months will offer up a great opportunity to make helpful changes to your studying habits. Many students who perform well with homework and tests share common study skills. What they do in class and after school positively […]






How Can I Help My Child Catch up in School?

The first day of school has come and gone, and in these last few months, you may have watched your child struggle with homework or had reports from teachers about his or her trouble focusing in class. That struggle has led to a decrease in performance. You want to help your child the best you […]






Recommended Reading List: 4th Grade

4th Grade – This is the year that students will focus on greater attention to fluency. They will use all the skills they have learned until now to read with greater skill and precision. Just as with 3rd grade students, 4th graders will also need to read across a variety of subgenres of fiction and […]






Recommended Reading List for 3rd Grade

Third grade students should be encouraged to read not only abundantly, but also diversely. Third grade is one of the most important years for young readers as they continue to develop in fluency as well as comprehension. The greater opportunities these children are given to explore more challenging books, articles, and poetry, the better their […]