Elementary School

Elementary school, as called grade school, usually includes Kindergarten through 5th or 6th grade, depending on the school district. Elementary subjects cover mathematics, history or social studies, science, english, physical education, and art. When kids struggle in elementary school it is usually in the main subjects of elementary math or elementary language arts like reading and writing.

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19 Ways to Ease Your Child’s Middle School Transition

Your child did it! They made it through elementary school with flying colors, and now they’re ready to embark on the next phase of their academic journey–their middle school transition. Whoa! Where did the time go? And while we’re sure you’re excited–and your child is probably even more excited–it makes sense that they might be …

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Top 10 Strategies to Help Your Child Deal with Grade School Bullying

Whether it was being shoved in your locker in the halls or getting a swirly in the bathroom during lunch, we’ve all had to deal with bullies at some point in our lives. That’s why it is vital to learn how to deal with bullies at school. Okay, maybe those types of shenanigans only happen …

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Private School vs Public School: Which is Best for Your Child’s Future?

As your child nears the age of five, you’re going to have to make what might seem like one of the most important decisions of your life–where to send your kid to school. And, inevitably, you’ll have to pick a side of the private school vs public school coin. There are loads of beautiful schools …

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8 Best Free Mathematics Apps for Kids

Let’s face it–children struggle with math. Why? Well, for most kids, math class is a one-way ticket to snoozeville. Why waste time doing math problems when you could be Facebooking, or tweeting, or Instagramming, right. There are several effective ways to make your child get interested in math. One way is through using free mathematics …

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Why YOU Should Attend Your Child’s Back-to-School Night

Getting ready for a new semester can be tedious. You’ve got to take your child back to school shopping, you need to get them all the right textbooks, and you need to make sure they know how to get to all their classes. Amidst all the craziness, attending your child’s back-to-school night or elementary school …

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Mental Math Tricks

Mental Math Tricks: No Calculator Needed!

Quick! What’s 14682 times 5? Or 77 times 14? Can you square 75 in three seconds flat? No, don’t use your calculator tricks! Believe it or not, there are quick and easy ways to do these problems in your head, saving time, paper, and calculator batteries. If you are someone who has a child struggling …

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Does My Child Need a Tutor? (6 Signs)

Another school year has just begun! That means it’s time to start driving your child to school again, attending parent-teacher conferences, going to school plays, packing PB & J in your child’s lunch box, and taking your child to soccer practice. But that’s not all that it means! With the start of a new school …

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Even Little Kids = Engineers: Local ‘Engineering for Kids’ Camp Leads Way

Last week I had the pleasure of getting an in-person tour of Primavera Online High School‘s Blended Learning Center (BLC) where Engineering for Kids is hosting full-day and half-day summer camps for kids ages 4-14 in Chandler and the surrounding East Valley in Arizona. As I walked from class to class seeing kids as young as 4 …

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