Middle School

Sylvan Nation is 1 Year Old – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

Imagine Winning a Free Year of Sylvan Tutoring (Yes, a WHOLE YEAR) … Or finding educational resources for exactly where you are in your child’s academic journey — from activity booklets and flash cards, up through college planning tools. … Or scoring worksheets, workbooks and flashcards to help your child keep the learning going over the summer. … Or getting exclusive offers on Sylvan tutoring at a location near you. In the last year, more than 22,000 parents across the…

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8 Reasons Why a Tutor is One of the Best Educational Options for the Summer – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

As soon as that final school bell rings for summer break, your son or daughter will fly through those school doors with a huge smile, ready for vacation and summer activities. But you’re thinking big. You know that the best summer is a well-rounded summer … and that includes keeping up good learning habits! You have a lot of choices for educational activities over the summer. Here are 8 reasons that teaming up with a summer tutor will make all…

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I Let My Middle Schooler Take a Personal Day | – Foster Parents Article

Yesterday my twelve-year-old decided to take his second “personal day” of the year. He slept in, played with his younger siblings, watched some videos, ran errands with me and grabbed lunch at McDonald’s. No homework, no extra chores, no having to stay in bed for sickness, just a relaxed day at home when he was totally healthy and capable of going to school. And he did it all with my blessing. When he started middle school in the fall, I…

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Why It’s Essential to Be Proactive With Your Child’s Writing Skills – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

By middle school, most teachers expect students to know how to write. And yet, many children aren’t prepared. A majority of students lack essential writing skills, such as how to properly structure a sentence and how to correctly use grammar. In fact, by eighth grade, only one in four students is a proficient or advanced writer. Elementary schools are juggling many priorities and only have so many minutes in a day. (We get it!) In recent years, helping students develop…

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End of Year Checklist – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

The school year is quickly approaching its end, and it’s time to make sure your child doesn’t lose their academic momentum! Whether their school lets out in May or June, here are some down-to-the-wire end of year things to keep in mind before summer break begins.   Report card check-in. Kids usually have a good idea of how they’re progressing with their grades in each class. Have an open conversation with them about their grades, and make sure they understand you are…

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Start Thinking About Summer Programs Now — a Few Considerations – Parents Article

Summer programs can be a great opportunity to help your child get ahead in school. Taking classes after the school year ends can help reinforce previous coursework and, if needed, offer personalized attention. Summer programs can also give your child a head start on college admissions and offer top-notch learning opportunities. Don’t wait until the last minute — now is the time to plan your child’s schedule. Here are several factors to keep in mind as you evaluate summer programs.…

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What should I do about my clingy friend? – Parents Article

July 27, 2018 I need more space It’s been a while since I updated my blog. Just to let you know, I have not been slacking. Most of my work is done at schools, so summer is typically a time for other projects. I’m working on a YA novel. It’s going slowly, thank you, and I appreciate having this time to make progress. That said, I got an email from a tween this morning and thought it might help you and…

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