Author: Nicole Acevedo

How Does Winter Affect My Child’s Health & What Can I Do About It?

Winter is great for sledding challenges, building snowmen, and playing cold-weather sports. Unfortunately, winter can also wreak havoc on every inch of your routine and the health of everyone in your family, especially the youngest. Kids are especially vulnerable to the harsh winds and cold temperatures of winter, so it might be a good idea […]

Types of Emergency Drill Procedures and School Closings Across America

The types of emergencies can sometimes depend on the region where you live. For example, the states along what is commonly called Tornado Alley are more likely to be hit with tornado weather more often than other states. That’s why knowing about the different types of emergency drill procedures and reasons for school closings can […]

12 Snow Day Activities You Can Prepare Ahead of Time

Winter is just around the corner, and just as sure as snow will fall out of the sky, your school-age kids will probably end up with at least one snow day. Snow days, well-beloved of any child are usually welcome and unexpected days off. Unfortunately, snow days can also cause a lot of grief. I […]

Teacher Survey: What Do Students Need to Work On Most?

Sometimes a report card doesn’t tell the whole story when it comes to how well your child is doing at school. In fact, many behaviors and interactions in class can tell you just as much or more about your child’s level of success in school than some standardized tests. We recently asked the teachers at […]

Help Kids Learn with Service Projects

There are many ways that students learn and use their knowledge in the classroom, but learning can also be extended outside of school hours when kids participate in service projects (also called service learning projects). What is Service Learning? Service learning is a teaching practice that takes instruction out into the community. Students performing service […]

How Do School Guidance Counselors Help Students Academically?

A school guidance counselor is a degreed professional who assists students with the personal and social pressures of school dynamics. In addition, school guidance counselors help students by working with them to plan their academic and career goals. What Does a School Guidance Counselor Do? Unlike how parents may perceive school counselors spend their time, they do […]

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 […]

Recommended Reading: 50 Books Every High School Student Should Read

Whether you’re starting high school or heading to college this fall, you probably have a lot of things on your mind.  There is a lot of prep to do before you head off to your next educational challenge, but there is at least one thing you can do to make it a little easier – […]

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 […]