Healthier Happier Kids

May 31, 2019

Raising Healthy Children in a Tempting World

Raising Healthy Children in a Tempting World

Raising Healthy Children in a Tempting World   In a world of easily accessible delicious treats, it can be tough to make healthy decisions. Fast food restaurants are available on every street corner and if you don’t feel like driving, food delivery services are available with just a tap of the finger. Seriously, no discredit […]

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February 9, 2019

Planning Ahead: Outdoor Activities

Planning Ahead: Outdoor Activities

Planning Ahead: 10 Outdoor Ideas for a Snow Day When it snows enough to cancel school, the day starts early. Once the weather warms up enough to be outdoors, here is a list of a list of engaging activities that will keep kids learning. . .even if they don’t realize it. In each activity, the […]

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January 18, 2019

Winter Nature Walk

Winter Nature Walk

Winter Nature Walk: An Adventure A snow day. Extra time on the weekends. The precious weeks when kids are between sporting commitments and have a few extra hours. These are great times to take a walk outdoors and explore the natural world in winter. Pre-Prep Counts Involve kids in planning in order to build excitement […]

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October 24, 2018

Promoting Kindness in the Classroom

Promoting Kindness in the Classroom

Promoting kindness in the classroom ultimately begins through modeling.  A child’s behavior has a direct correlation between personal experiences and observations.  The classroom teacher plays an equally vital role in a child’s life as does a parent.  Therefore, it is important for all adults who interact with children on a daily basis to understand and […]

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July 16, 2018

Getting Ready For the Fall

Getting Ready For the Fall

  Thinking about getting ready to head back to the classroom can be a little daunting. The freedom of summer is so nice and relaxing, it’s understandable that the shift back into the structure and curriculum of the school year can be a little overwhelming. Thankfully, it doesn’t have stay that way. With a few […]

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June 21, 2018

Keeping Kids Learning in the Summer

Keeping Kids Learning in the Summer

Trying to motivate your student to keep learning can be difficult during the summer months. They’re ready to lay around and goof off, not worry about more homework! But kids are also drawn to fun summer activities, which means if you’re willing to get a little creative, you can sneak some learning into their “freedom” […]

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June 7, 2018

Cyberbullying – What You Should Know

Cyberbullying – What You Should Know

A Real Story Just a few short weeks ago, I walked into the ladies’ restroom at the high school where I teach and heard sobbing. Someone was in a stall bawling uncontrollably. By herself. This wasn’t a muffled sniffle here and there. The sobs were coming out in waves and when she went to catch […]

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May 18, 2018

Learning Opportunities While on Summer Vacation

Learning Opportunities While on Summer Vacation

When kids are done with school and headed full-steam toward summer vacation, the last thing on their minds is more learning or more schoolwork. But if you’re a teacher, you know the struggle of kids coming back from summer vacay seemingly having forgotten everything they learned! Keeping students’ minds working over the summer can be […]

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April 5, 2018

Successful Learning Routines

Successful Learning Routines

Routines are a necessary and vital aspect of the classroom at all grade levels, but hold an especially impactful role during primary level grades. But how do you implement routines and rules that will set your students up for learning the right way, all year? Here are a few things to consider before you set […]

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March 23, 2018

What Not to Say to a Teacher

What Not to Say to a Teacher

When speaking to your child’s teacher, it’s easy to quickly become emotional. We get it. You want to make sure your child is succeeding in every way possible, and from your perspective sometimes it seems like the teacher is the only thing standing in their way. At the end of the day, when you need […]

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