Now that the school year is fully underway, the excitement of new teachers, old friends and first day photos is wearing off and the reality of getting through nightly homework assignments has set in. It seems like homework is so much more complicated these days, and even when we somehow get to the right answer, our kids tearfully tell us “that’s not the way the teacher showed us.”
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As parents, we want to do everything we can to give our children the best possible start in life. Sometimes that’s very challenging, but sometimes it’s as easy as following our hearts and doing what comes naturally.
Summer Slide? Not at the library! Instead, slide right into home base with a summer of learning and fun! It is widely accepted that school-aged children experience a loss of academic skills when school is out, known as the “Summer Slide.” But keeping up doesn’t mean dreary days in a classroom away from all the fun!
Teacher’s Story Corner began as a volunteer project from the district’s resident elementary school teachers who wanted to volunteer time over the summer to encourage kids to keep reading