Author: Pam Crum

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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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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Tips to Deal with the Stress of Hectic Schedules

As students get older and have more classes, homework, and activities, stress can become a large part of their day. With several children with differing schedules, the combined commitments can increase that stress for the whole family. While we are …
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A Grade Ahead Fall Favorites 2018

Staff members at A Grade Ahead were asked to take a survey about some of their favorite things about fall. Although there are many questions that can be asked, here are the ones we chose: What do you like best …
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Signs Your Child is Bored in School

It’s not unusual for children to complain every now and then that school is boring.  Typically, what they are actually telling us is they do not like the subject, or there is a specific topic being taught that they do …
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Why to Start English Lessons Early

Starting English lessons early gives students an opportunity to engage in vocabulary building, grammar skills, and writing.  In turn, this will help them strengthen their understanding of the content when they become readers as well as making real world connections …
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Water Crafts Kids Can Do Outside

Unsupervised play promotes creativity in children, but outdoor structured play that is fun and hands on can have the same effect. Crafting is a great way to get kids involved using their imagination and seeing a finished product. The beauty …
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