Category: Resources

Summer Reading Recommendations from Teachers at A Grade Ahead

Although I personally wouldn’t know it from the seemingly endless cold, snowy, and very un-springlike weather we have been experiencing where I’m from, summer is right around the corner! Now, that may leave you cheering or wanting to run for the hills, but either way, I’m here to discuss one of my favorite summer activities: […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Can I Help My Child with Math at Home?

As a parent, you want what is best for your child. You would do whatever it takes to help him or her succeed, especially in the classroom. You are willing to help and support your child and go above and beyond to help at home. The want and desire to help your child is not […]

5 Reasons ESL Students and Their Parents Should Speak English at Home

It’s easy to say that ESL students and parents should speak English at home to help students learn English faster and better (and it’s true), but just saying it may not be enough to understand why that’s the case. Here are some specific examples that can help. It’s Important to Speak English at Home to… […]

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 […]