How to Keep Kids Engaged in Learning at Home – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

Most schools are sending home homework packets, doing online learning, or assigning work at home that would have normally done in the classrooms – or a combination of everything. Emily Levitt, Sylvan’s VP of Education, shares some advice for parents who are helping their children learn at home in this short video. Plus, check out the tips below!     Here are a few tips on how you can help navigate the “new normal” of keeping up with school work…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 11 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{“I’m not tired” Exhibit A}Jumping… on the trampoline with Carly one afternoon and cracking up over how staticky our hair got.  She looked like a giant ray of sunshine.Building… amazing towers with magnetix after school each day.  These toys have been a great investment- all my kids play with them and they inspire lots of creativity.  This set is a good deal on Amazon.Snuggling… with Grady any time I am on the couch.  He jumps up like he is a…

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This is Not Homeschool. This is Survival School. – Foster Parents Article

Deciding to homeschool your kids is a huge decision. You think about what curriculum will work best for your kids and for your teaching style. You research. You talk to other people about it. If you have kids with medical or education or social skills needs or behavioral challenges, you think about your ability to meet those needs at home vs. the services they could receive through the school system. You rearrange your work schedules or other activities to make…

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The Final Report Card: How to Finish Strong – Parents Article

It’s easy for kids to get into a “school slump” when the weather warms, state tests wrap up and the final weeks of school start to fly by. The final report card period can be a tough time for students to remain focused, but with our easy tips, you can help your child finish strong! Here are five tips to beat the end-of-year fatigue:   1. Make a Plan: Use a calendar to map out all of the big assignments coming…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 9 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{where grandpa fell} Napping… with Josh on Sunday afternoon while the kids had screen time and it was the best nap ever. Sometimes I can’t believe we have kids old enough to entertain themselves for an hour while we attempt to catch up on our lost decade of sleep. (Hah!)Prepping… for Monday, as usual, on Sunday.  Cleaning house, catching up on homework and doing loads of laundry. It always feels good to start the week feeling ahead of the game.Comforting……

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How to Get Ready for Summer Camp – Parents Article

If summer camp is in the future for your child, spring is the perfect time to start planning and preparing! Whether your kids are interested in day camp or sleep-away camp, there’s no denying the educational and social benefits summer camps can have. However, some kids find it easier to adjust to the new routine than others. For children returning to a camp they’ve attended in the past, the process can be exciting! They’re looking forward to seeing old friends,…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 7 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{February 9 – February 15} Avoiding… the grocery store with what Josh called top level avoidance skills (thankyouverymuch) by spending Sunday making tortillas, banana bread and homemade bread, all from scratch, simply so I wouldn’t have to go to the grocery store until Monday.  Haha!Reading… Long Bright River, Terilingua Teacher and Wait Till Helen Comes.  I’m listening to Long Bright River on audio, and it is captivating.  It reminds me of the latest season (Season 20) of Intervention that I…

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We Spent the Morning Arguing about Cereal. I Don’t Regret It. – Foster Parents Article

I woke up early to come wake you up. Even though you don’t need me to. Even though you’re capable of waking up on your own to your own alarm clock in your own room. Every day you become more independent and every day I’m wondering what my role is in your life. My motherhood job description keeps changing and I’m doing my best to keep up and change accordingly. So I woke up to wake you up so we…

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The Cunningham Family: around here :: week 4 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{January 17-25} {Birthday Girl!}{Pregnant with Carly May} Sending… the twins back to school after Logan missed seven school days thanks to pneumonia and Jack missed five thanks to Influenza A and a double ear infection. Thankfully after emailing each of their teachers (they have 14 total) a lot of their work was excused.  But they still had quite a bit of catch up to do this week as it was the end of the quarter and some things can’t be…

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Benefits of Being in the School Play – Parents Article

March is the traditional month for middle and high schoolers to stage their school plays and musicals.   Parents should support these important extracurricular activities if your child show interest in them, as they have many of the same advantages afforded by joining sports teams. Take a look at these skills and benefits!     Skills. Organization. If you tried to put on a play or musical without being organized, it probably would not go very well! This is a great…

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