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Run For It: Train for and Run a Race with Your Family This Summer Once the final bell rings and school is out for summer, don’t let your kids veg out in front of the television or spend the entire summer playing video games. A perfect way to get outside and stay fit as a family is to train for and run a race. Whether you are running a one-mile fun run at home or training for a 5K race as part of a vacation this summer, running is an activity for all ages with health benefits that pay dividends for years to come. Read the Full Story
Resisting the “Summer Slide:” Fun Ways to Incorporate Learning Outside of School When that last bell rings announcing the beginning of summer vacation, students eagerly exchange thoughts of homework and lessons for swimming and baseball. And while they have earned their vacation, if they allow their learning to completely stagnate over the next two months, then they’ll find that come August while they were sliding into home plate all summer they were academically sliding behind. According to research found on the National Summer Learning Association homepage, after the summer break it can take students up to two months after school starts back to catch up to where they were the previous spring in reading, writing, and math skills (summerlearning.org). Fortunately, parents can help their kids prevent this from happening in ways that combine excitement and learning. Read the Full Story
The Art of Entering Middle School Years ago, elementary students entered middle school in the seventh grade. Now, it’s sometimes in the sixth grade, so children are often a year younger, and it is more important than ever to remember the power of the transition from elementary to middle school. Read the Full Story
Learning Styles and Your Child First things first, no one really agrees on the different styles of learning, but everyone has an opinion. Most would agree that everyone seems to learn best in different ways, some with only one learning style, while others learn through a variety of styles. Your learning style is the natural or habitual pattern that is used in acquiring and processing information. Simply put, we acquire knowledge through our senses and process it internally and externally. We use every sense to learn, but often have a primary sense by which learning comes easiest. We also learn individually and with others, but usually one style benefits us most. Read the Full Story
Anything but Vanilla Cookie Candles: Gift Ideas Your Favorite Teacher will Love! In college, I was told that teaching is a thankless job, so during my first year in the classroom, I was overwhelmed in December and May when my desk was piled with presents from my sweet students. Because giving gifts is my love language, I cannot begin to describe how thankful I am for a career that I am passionate about that also comes with a gift bonus. Most teachers prefer not to receive gifts covered in red apples and yellow pencils, but I seem to be haunted by a different gift – Vanilla Cookie Candles. I am sure that someone in the world loves for his or her home and classroom to smell like fresh baked sweetness, but I am not that person. Luckily, for each sugary fragranced candle I have received (and passed on), there have been many amazing gifts from phenomenal families that left me feeling incredibly blessed by the career that others consider thankless. Read the Full Story
We're Looking to Honor the “Coolest Kids” in Mississippi! Are you the parent of a really cool kid? Does your child have a special talent or enjoy a unique hobby? Is your little one a great singer, dancer, soccer player, artist, or winner of science fairs? Does your child bake amazing cookies, overcome huge obstacles, or help others in acts of charity? If so, we want to hear about it! Read the Full Story

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