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5 Fun Facts about Easter Your Kids Will Love
April 3, 2020 Blog post 5 Fun Facts about Easter Your Kids Will Love main image

If you’ve ever wondered why the Cadbury bunny lays eggs, you’ve come to the right place! Easter is a fascinating holiday that combines an important religious feast day with springtime lore with ancient roots. Here’s an article to delight you and your child with interesting facts about Easter, as your family prepares for this fun-filled holiday.

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Parent’s Guide to Home Distance Learning
March 20, 2020 Blog post Parent’s Guide to Home Distance Learning main image

With a new virus sweeping the globe, it certainly is an unprecedented time for our nation as we grapple with the challenges that come along with containing a pandemic. For most families, this means a prolonged disruption in schooling, and the kids are at home and in need of virtual learning options. While helping children learn at home can seem scary, Kids Academy is here to help. Read this article to learn more about the integral role you play in your child’s learning, and actionable tips that parents can use today. 

 

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Best Grading and Effective Assessment Practices in Education
March 10, 2020 Blog post Best Grading and Effective Assessment Practices in Education main image

For generations, students in America have been accustomed to receiving letter grades for their schoolwork. Most kids and parents have come to accept that letter grades from A-F measure a student’s success in a subject. But do those grades truly reveal the whole story behind a child’s proficiency? Many educational experts now think the answer is a resounding no! A new grading system has been sweeping the country, and it uses the best practices in grading and assessment to support student learning. Keep reading to find out more about Standards-Based Grading, or SBG, and discover how it benefits students, parents, and teachers. 

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Math Anxiety: 5 Ways to Help Children Persevere and Succeed
March 2, 2020 Blog post Math Anxiety: 5 Ways to Help Children Persevere and Succeed main image

Math is a subject that Americans love to hate. On one hand, it is universally accepted that math mastery is important for a child’s success in life and their potential career. On the other, many people think they are quite simply bad at it. With such pressure to succeed and the number of children who struggle with it, it’s easy to see how kids can develop anxiety over completing it at all. If you’re a parent or teacher who works with a child who thinks they’re bad at math, this article is for you. Keep reading to learn more about math anxiety and find strategies to help students succeed. 

 

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Leap Year Crafts and Activities for Kids
Feb. 24, 2020 Blog post Leap Year Crafts and Activities for Kids main image

February 29th only comes around once every four years, meaning this might be the first leap year in your child’s or students’ memories! Don’t let this leap year come and go without turning it into a unique learning experience filled with fascinating facts and fun-filled games or crafts. Read this article to discover more about this amazing extra calendar day and find four fabulous ideas for exciting leap year activities!

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Ways to Celebrate Black History Month with Kids
Feb. 3, 2020 Blog post Ways to Celebrate Black History Month with Kids main image

In America, Black History Month serves as an excellent time to study the many historical contributions and accomplishments of notable African Americans. It’s especially important that our little learners understand the history as they grow older since our youngest citizens will one day be in charge. Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, read this article to learn more about the importance of celebrating Black History Month with kids, and find ways to honor it both at home and in the classroom! 

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How to Make Learning Meaningful for Students — Main Strategies & Attributes
Jan. 8, 2020 Blog post How to Make Learning Meaningful for Students — Main Strategies & Attributes main image

When your child is bored at school, it could seem impossible to reignite their previous curiosity and love for learning. For teachers, it’s common problem that strikes kids from elementary through high school, and it can seem just as hopeless an endeavor as it seems for parents. But like in anything else, there are many reasons for why it occurs, and just as many ways to tackle the problem. Read this article to find out why kids get bored with school, and how to make learning more meaningful and enjoyable! 

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Flexible Seating Ideas to Use in Your Classroom, Home Study, or Homeschool
Dec. 30, 2019 Blog post Flexible Seating Ideas to Use in Your Classroom, Home Study, or Homeschool main image

If you haven’t heard about flexible seating yet, it’s time that you do! Of all the trends sweeping through the educational world, this one has been embraced by educators all over the country, transforming classrooms into engaging learning spaces! No matter if you’re a parent or a teacher, every classroom or study space can be improved. This article discusses the benefits of flexible seating and gives you ten seating ideas that will make you want to kick your chairs and desks to the curb!

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8 Ways to Keep Kids Busy and Learning Over the Holidays
Dec. 24, 2019 Blog post 8 Ways to Keep Kids Busy and Learning Over the Holidays main image

In the summer, it’s easy to keep kids busy when there’s so many outdoor activities and camp programs available. But in the winter, the options are limited for a variety of reasons. Nevertheless, any time away from school should be utilized to continue your child’s learning. Read this article to find exciting ways to keep kids busy that can also double as meaningful learning experiences!

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7 Charitable Giving Ideas for the Holidays
Dec. 16, 2019 Blog post 7 Charitable Giving Ideas for the Holidays main image

Most families agree that Christmas is the holiday of giving, but all too often, many kids are only looking forward to one thing: gifts! While all of us look forward to exchanging gifts, receiving them isn’t the most important or meaningful part of this much-loved holiday. This holiday season, teach your children about the spirit of giving! Keep reading to discover 7 sensational charitable giving ideas to make this Christmas a little bit brighter for those in need! 

 

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