Elementary School

  1. What Do You Learn in Fifth Grade?

    What Do You Learn in Fifth Grade?

    Fifth grade is important. Depending on how your school district divides up the elementary and middle schools, this may be your child’s last year in elementary school. This often makes fifth-graders the oldest and most experienced kids at their school and puts them in a position to be leaders and good examples for the younger children around them. It may...
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  2. What Do You Learn in Fourth Grade?

    What Do You Learn in Fourth Grade?

    Fourth grade is a big year for your young student. They’re over halfway through elementary school, officially making them the big kids on the block. Concepts begin to get trickier as they tackle long division, multiplication tables and more complicated works of middle-grade fiction. There’s no need to worry, though. Your child is probably 9 or 10 years old now...
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  3. Tips for Starting School: What Do You Learn in Third Grade

    Tips for Starting School: What Do You Learn in Third Grade

    First grade is exciting. Your child is just starting out and is swept up in the excitement of learning to read, write and perform basic math. Second grade is exciting as well, as your student is building on this foundation and reaching the point where things like reading and writing are slowly becoming second nature. So what about third grade...
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  4. Tips for Starting School: What Do You Learn in Second Grade

    Tips for Starting School: What Do You Learn in Second Grade

    By second grade, your child will probably be around seven or eight years old. Every child is unique, so their reactions to school at this age will be very different. Maybe they’re still enamored with the idea of school and are excited to get on the bus every day. It’s also possible that some of the shine of first grade...
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  5. Tips for Starting School: What Do You Learn in First Grade?

    Tips for Starting School: What Do You Learn in First Grade?

    Is your little one starting first grade this year? It’s a big step, especially if this is your first child to head out the door and hop on the school bus. It’ll be tough to tell who’s more excited or nervous: you or your child. However, there’s so much more to this momentous occasion than that exciting first day. There’s...
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  6. Tips for Starting School: What Do You Learn in Kindergarten

    Tips for Starting School: What Do You Learn in Kindergarten

    For a parent, there is nothing quite as nerve-wracking as your first child going to kindergarten. It's a transition full of conflicting emotions and weighty questions. You wonder, What will they learn? What do they need to succeed? And most importantly, will everything be okay? We understand that the weeks leading up to the first day of school isn't an...
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  7. How to Get Students to Do Homework

    How to Get Students to Do Homework

    Are you looking for ways to motivate your students to do their homework? If so, you’re not alone. Getting students to do their homework regularly can be a source of frustration for teachers. We know students who consistently complete homework will achieve more academically, particularly in high school, and students who don’t do their homework will falter. As a teacher...
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  8. How to Motivate Your Child to Finish Homework and Succeed in the Long Run

    How to Motivate Your Child to Finish Homework and Succeed in the Long Run

    As a parent of school-attending kids, you may have experienced the following scenario: Your kid comes home in the afternoon and immediately begins dragging their feet at the mention of homework or studying. You encourage them to study, and your well-meaning words are met with excuses. This exchange repeats itself, resulting in yelling, and the back-and-forth feels torturous to both...
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  9. 6 Reasons for Parents to Volunteer in the Classroom

    6 Reasons for Parents to Volunteer in the Classroom

    By now we all know volunteering in any way will help your child's school - and even your child. There are many good reasons for parents to volunteer in the classroom. It's a great way to show your kids that you take an interest in their education, and it sends a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause...
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  10. 5 Teacher Tips for Increasing Parental Involvement

    5 Teacher Tips for Increasing Parental Involvement

    We know that parental involvement is crucial to success in school. There are numerous studies that prove that parent involvement can improve students' behavior, attendance, and achievement. Despite the research, parental involvement still continues to be a challenge. How can you, as an educator, encourage greater parent involvement?   5 Teacher Tips for Increasing Parental Involvement Be Clear: Maybe you...
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