Author: Pam Crum

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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Do Fidget Spinners Help Kids Focus in Class?

In April of this year, I was teaching class, and I kept hearing, “fwip, fwip, fwip, fwip,” but I wasn’t sure where it was coming from. I looked around and noticed one student spinning something on his desk, and another …
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How to Transfer an IEP to another School

A parent of a child with a disability has worked with their school to assemble an Individual Education Program (IEP). When the services are decided upon, you have a plan for reaching the child’s goals, and then you learn that …
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Outdoor Math Games for Elementary Students

Outdoor math games for elementary students can be played at recess or at home, and they offer a chance for the students to practice math skills in an engaging and fun way.  And although choosing an interactive game that a …
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Helping Students Transition to Middle School

Preparing for middle school is an important step to a lifetime of learning.  While elementary school puts more focus on the student, and high school focuses on the skills, middle school is when a student will decide the importance of …
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How to Motivate a Child with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD, presents problems for children who try to get work done.  ADHD includes symptoms of physical hyperactivity, which is the “H” in ADHD.  Inattentive ADHD, which was called ADD in the past, presents …
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Lessons Learned From Our Fathers

My dad was one of the most magnificent men I have had in my life.  He was a supporter of dreams and a source of incredible inspiration. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18, 2017 and I want to pay tribute …
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Benefits of Attending Summer School for Your Child

When making the decision to enroll your student in summer school, there is great deal to consider. Has your student failed a class and needs summer school in order to graduate? Are you looking for enrichment classes? Does your student …
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The Ultimate 2017 Summer Reading List for Students

Summer break is exciting for students it’s time for them to relax and do other enjoyable activities. Summer is also a great time to get your student reading.  Studies have shown that reading over the summer will prevent learning loss …
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