photo source: Ryan via Flickr Creative Commons Summer--we all love it and we all need a little time off. But your child can fall as many as four months behind in their learning during the short break of summer if we aren’t continuing to focus on learning. I affectionately call … [Read more...] about Stopping the “Summer Rust”: a Teacher’s Perspective by Stephanie Ingerman
source: Duke University Archives via Flickr Creative Commons The reason we give homework is not to make your life harder as a parent. In order to transfer their knowledge, it is important that they practice independently what we are learning that week. We have a limited … [Read more...] about What a Teacher Wants to Tell You, the Parent by Ashley Terpstra
It's that time of the year when kids go back to school. A new year. A new teacher. Perhaps even a new backpack or wardrobe. But it also means new classmates. New friends. As a special-needs mom, the new school year can be terrifying. I am not sure what your experience was, but … [Read more...] about The New School Year Can Be Terrifying by Ellen Stumbo
Maybe it's just me, but when my kindergartner wanted to know why she had Labor Day off from school, I was a little tongue-tied. I'm never quite sure why exactly we have Labor Day! If you're in the same pickle as I am, here are some resources for you. From Time for Kids: A New … [Read more...] about What IS Labor Day, Anyway?
Heading back to school soon? (Schools in Nashville and Chattanooga have already started! Eek!) Here is a round-up of our back-to-school posts here on ParentLife to help you out. 25 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Back-to-School - One of our most popular and pinned posts … [Read more...] about Back-to-School Bonanza