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A Grade Ahead Travel Survey

Growing up I would read books that would transfer me to different places around the world.  I could imagine what these place looked like in my mind.  We hear people tell us about the places they have been, and we …
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How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?

In this time of constant technological advancement, it can be hard to know exactly how much screen time is too much when it comes to kids. On the one hand, we want them to be familiar with technology when it …
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My 1st Grader Can’t Read – Should I Be Worried?

Reading happens at different times for each child. Most reading happens in a sequence, beginning with decoding letters and sounds. Then, forming words and sentences – eventually paragraphs. Leading to forming ideas and the understanding of what they are reading. …
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How to Make the Most of Preparing for Tests Material

A Grade Ahead’s Preparing for Tests material is curriculum designed to help students study for their standardized tests. Most of our academies offer this material in February to guarantee that students have time to study before testing begins. And when …
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What’s New at A Grade Ahead? Winter 2018

This fall and winter have been busy as usual for A Grade Ahead enrichment academies, Enrichment at Home, and headquarters! As students headed back to school after their summer breaks from school, A Grade Ahead of Central Ohio headed to …
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4 Math Topics Your Student Needs to Practice More

Mathematics is a subject that aligns well with the old saying “practice makes perfect.” It is different from other subjects in a sense because it requires patience, time, effort, and (you guessed it) practice.  Some topics in math are generally …
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2 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities

Want to teach kids about the MLK legacy in a way they can understand? These two Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities focus on key concepts with a simple, hands-on approach. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Hands-on Activities …
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A Grade Ahead Favorites: Winter Sports Edition

As we move forward in the seasons from fall to winter, the A Grade Ahead staff were asked to take a survey about winter sports. Many of the questions asked led to some interesting findings. What Is Your Favorite Winter Sport? …
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3 Steps for a Positive Return From Winter Break

In my last blog about taking a fall walk, we reviewed how breaks can be productive and promote creativity. However, longer breaks, such as holiday breaks can be challenging if you don’t have a strategy for you and your child …
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