Month: October 2017

14 Halloween Writing Prompts for Kids

Halloween is fast approaching, and it is a favorite time of year for people of all ages, particularly with kids.  As soon as fall arrives, the sun sets faster, and there is a chill in the air. Kids begin to …
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7 Scary Halloween Stories for Students

It’s that time of year again: time for hayrides, pumpkin picking, trick-or-treating, and…reading? That’s right! It’s never quite Halloween for me unless scary stories are involved, and if you know me, there’s almost nothing I love more than a good …
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7 Ways to Make Math Practice Fun for Kids

Let’s face it, it can be pretty difficult to try to spin math into something that doesn’t look like work to kids. Math requires lots of brain power and is often associated with school and boredom, so it can be …
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What’s New at A Grade Ahead? October 2017

As we head into the fall months, it’s a great time to reflect on all of the activities that A Grade Ahead students and staff participated in this summer. We celebrated the one year anniversary of A Grade Ahead’s new …
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8 Educational Fall Craft Ideas for All Ages

Looking for some fun fall family activities that stimulate brain power? These educational fall crafts are perfect for all ages. That means that you can do them right alongside the kids and teach them something while you’re at it! Educational …
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6 Tips for Teaching Kids Responsibility

Teaching kids responsibility is one of the most important tasks a parent has. Showing children how to be responsible from a young age will turn them into responsible teens and adults, who can do things on their own and realize the …
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How to Find Good Books to Read: 5 Helpful Tips

Maybe you’ve finally encouraged your child to read more, or maybe your child has always been a reader. Excellent! But now what? I have loved reading for as long as I can remember, and to this day I still struggle …
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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 …
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