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10 Things Teachers Need Before Reopening Schools
Aug. 3, 2020 Blog post 10 Things Teachers Need Before Reopening Schools main image

Back-to-school season is officially underway with supplies lining the store shelves, but as most parents are vividly aware, the upcoming school year will look nothing like usual! Without knowing what kids might need for this uncertain year, you might find yourself asking, “what are the most needed school supplies for teachers”? The answer isn’t what you think! Instead of pens and pencils, another list is taking shape. Read this article to find 10 things that teachers need from schools, the community, and parents before reopening the classroom door this fall!

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Homeschooling Versus Virtual School: What’s the Difference?
July 28, 2020 Blog post Homeschooling Versus Virtual School: What’s the Difference? main image

We’ve already talked a little bit about the touch choices parents will have to make as students prepare to head back to the classroom, whether in person, or online. But one option that many parents are considering in the age of the coronavirus is to homeschool their children. At this point, you might be asking yourself, “is virtual school homeschool?” It’s a great question, too, because many parents may be confused over what makes it different if kids are learning at home under both modes of instruction. This article is meant to lay out the differences. Keep reading to learn more about these options, and points to ponder when making a decision between the two!

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Ways Teachers Can Challenge Inequality in the Classroom
July 21, 2020 Blog post Ways Teachers Can Challenge Inequality in the Classroom main image

Inequality in schools is still one of the biggest problems that our students must face in today’s classrooms. Whether it’s gender bias or racial discrimination, there’s no doubt that prejudices occur on many levels, just as they do in society at large. Fortunately, teachers can fight back by challenging inequality in their own classrooms. This article discusses equity and inequity in depth and presents teachers with steps to take to banish inequality once and for all!

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6 Sizzling Summer Activity Ideas for Families During the Quarantine
July 14, 2020 Blog post 6 Sizzling Summer Activity Ideas for Families During the Quarantine main image

With the pandemic still raging across much of the county, it certainly seems that the summer of 2020 has been cancelled. And after months of quarantine, it’s likely that you and your kids are feeling the fatigued of prolonged social distancing. If you’re looking to rejuvenate the last half of your family’s summer, this article will help! Keep reading to find helpful tips to survive the rest of the season and find 6 fun family activities to do before the new school year begins!

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Teaching Kids about Diversity and Acceptance
July 8, 2020 Blog post Teaching Kids about Diversity and Acceptance main image

Teaching kids about diversity can seem like an overwhelming task! Shouldn’t kids learn about racism and prejudice as they grow older? Though it’s natural to want to protect innocent children from the horrors of our world, we must remember that the overall goal is to raise socially aware, caring, and empathetic individuals. This article focuses on teaching kids about diversity and tolerance and offers way to address this tricky subject with early learners. 

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Online Learning or Face-to-Face: A Parent’s Guide to Choosing Your Child’s Education During a Pandemic
July 6, 2020 Blog post Online Learning or Face-to-Face: A Parent’s Guide to Choosing Your Child’s Education During a Pandemic main image

This month or next, many parents around the country will have to make a difficult decision: whether to send their children back to school. Under normal circumstances, this wouldn’t even be a question for most families, but amidst the pandemic, districts across the nation are offering a choice between returning to campus as usual or continuing with online learning. If you’re agonizing about making this important choice, you aren’t alone! This article discusses in depth what parents should consider as they decide between online or face-to-face learning.

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Festive Fourth of July Crafts for Kids
June 29, 2020 Blog post Festive Fourth of July Crafts for Kids main image

The 4th of July is right around the corner, and it’s time to start preparing for the big day! Teach your child about Independence Day, while sharing patriotism and symbolism by creating fun and festive crafts perfect to celebrate this important summer holiday. Keep reading to discover three exciting 4th of July crafts that are easy to make using common craft supplies!

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Introducing Kids Academy Summer Camp for Grade 2
June 23, 2020 Blog post Introducing Kids Academy Summer Camp for Grade 2 main image

Kids Academy knows that the primary years in school, which includes grades PreK-3, are the most crucial when it comes to the trajectory of any child’s education. These early years set the stage for all future learning, which is why we are committed to bringing parents and teachers the highest quality learning resources to give every child the very best start in learning and life.

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Introducing Kids Academy Summer Camp for Grade 3
June 23, 2020 Blog post Introducing Kids Academy Summer Camp for Grade 3 main image

Kids Academy is all about providing a personalized educational experience for kids in grades PreK-3. We are committed to bringing parents and teachers only the highest quality learning resources, while providing students with engaging and innovative games and activities.

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Introducing Kids Academy Summer Camp for Grade 1
June 22, 2020 Blog post Introducing Kids Academy Summer Camp for Grade 1 main image

For years, Kids Academy has been dedicated to bringing parents and teachers the finest educational resources through our apps, games, worksheets, and more! Now more than ever, we realize that learning outside the classroom is essential for closing learning gaps and getting ahead. In light of recent school closures, there has never been a more important time to refocus, review, and begin anew.

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