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How Reading Out Loud Works in Elementary School

Schools know that reading aloud in front of peers is stressful for students, especially for kids who do not read well or who are just plain shy. The last thing the teachers want to do is give little kids panic attacks …
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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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Memorial Day Activities for Elementary Students

Memorial Day is a great opportunity to teach children not only about respecting sacrifices made by men and women serving in the U.S. military but also about American history. Here are some crafts and activities to engage your child in …
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Playtime and Learning

School is a place for learning and not for fun and games. Almost every elementary school student is familiar with this tired phrase. Maybe their parents have said it, or worse yet their teachers. Even afterschool activities such as recess, …
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The Myth of the Gifted Child

You may have heard parents talking about their children being identified as “gifted” and wondered, “What does that mean? Is my child gifted?” According to Michigan State University, gifted children are described as “those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude… …
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Ways to Help Your Child Build a Strong Vocabulary

At A Grade Ahead, it’s no secret that we love language (I mean… We designed special curriculum to study English concepts from Pre-K all the way through high school!) It’s also no secret that having a strong vocabulary will help …
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Common Core Standards and A Grade Ahead Curriculum

One of the questions we hear often from parents participating in A Grade Ahead’s Academy or Enrichment at Home programs is this: “do the subjects match what my students learn in school?” It’s a great question! There are a lot …
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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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Why Is Math Different Now?

It’s pretty common to hear an adult say something like, “That’s not the way I learned to do that,” when kids try to explain what they’ve learned in math class. Particularly when they need some help to figure out the …
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