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Updated: January 23, 2020

Language Arts in Third Grade

Language Arts in Third Grade

compass_three.gifWhat Kids Should Learn in Reading
In the area of reading, the teacher's principle goal is that the children view reading as central to learning and as a source of endless information and enjoyment. The teacher also wants each child to gain confidence about being a successful reader. More specifically, the third grade curriculum is designed to ensure that children:

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Motivating Your Homeschooled Child

Motivating Your Homeschooled Child

Having trouble motivating your kids? When it's time to do "school stuff," are your kids less than enthusiastic? Join the club! I've never met a homeschooling parent who has not faced this challenging situation. How do parents get past this difficult phase? Is it possible to turn your family's learning time into a cooperative experience? To answer these questions, we first must examine some basic assumptions about learning.

In a traditional classroom, the teacher follows a pre-determined curriculum.

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Updated: May 29, 2022

Common Core Math: How to Help When Your Child's Homework Gives You Anxiety

Common Core Math: How to Help When Your Child's Homework Gives You Anxiety

Number bonding? Skip counting? Does your child's Common Core math homework make your head spin? You're not alone.

Plenty of parents who grew up learning how to add and subtract with older teaching methods now look at their children's Common Core homework with a sense of panic, or at least mild bewilderment. Rest assured, you have not forgotten how to do first-grade math.

Teaching Your Child to Protect Himself

Teaching Your Child to Protect Himself

Childproofing

If you hit your child apologize as soon as possible. Explain that you lost your temper and admit that that's no excuse. Acknowledge that you have no right to hit him. Make it understood that you're sorry and will try never to do it again. If you hit your child regularly, seek professional help. The damage you're inflicting can hurt him for a long time.

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by: Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Q&A: Gifted and LD or ADHD

Q&A: Gifted and LD or ADHD

These parents' questions may provide you with some answers about giftedness, LD, and ADHD.

1. I recently had my six-year-old son tested for being "gifted." I was told he might be at risk for a learning disability. Can this be true?
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2. My gifted 12-year-old son has a problem with spelling. What do you suggest?
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Updated: March 2, 2021

The Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Neighbors

neighbors exchanging christmas gifts

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Whose Homework Is It, Anyway?

Whose Homework Is It, Anyway?

Homework may be hard to handle for kids, and it certainly is for grownups. We all want our kids to do well, and it's often hard to take the long view, let the child figure it out, and avoid rescuing her. In other words, parents tend to help (or even do) their children's homework in a misguided effort to help them succeed in school. In their book, 7 Strategies for Developing Capable* Students: *Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful, H. Stephen Glenn and Michael L.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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ADHD and Special Education

ADHD and Special Education

Special education is instruction that is specially designed (at no cost to parents) to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. "Specially designed" means adapting the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction (as appropriate) to the needs of the child, in order to:

  • address the unique needs of the child that result from his or her disability, and
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    Updated: May 15, 2019

    Bringing Up Open-Minded Kids

    Bringing Up Open-Minded Kids

    What is Multiculturalism?
    *The following is an interview with Dr. James A. Banks, a professor of education and director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle, and author of Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society.

    Q: What is multicultural education?

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    Updated: May 15, 2019

    Writing Good Book Reports

    Writing Good Book Reports

    The Modern Book Report
    I used to regard book reports as evidence, nothing more. They were the hard-core proof that you'd done your summer reading or completed an English assignment. You churned out a few paragraphs, received a grade, and that was that.

    Kids today are being asked to do more. That old war horse, the book report, has taken on new dimensions.

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    Tips for the End of School

    Tips for the End of School

    Make a strong finish!

    Here are the tips and resources you need to help you and your kids survive the end of school and enjoy summer.

    1. How to decide which classes your child will take next year.

    Gifted programs
    Do you think your child has special talents? Don't miss out! Now's the time to submit parent and teacher referrals for gifted and talented programs. An evaluation period may be underway in your school to determine eligibility for programs in the fall.

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    by: Megg Thompson

    How to Evolve Behavior with Love

    Evolving your child's behavior with love

    So often when racking our brains for solutions to challenging behaviors, adults lean on fear as their best friend to help them through the madness and frustration. In the field of behavior many strategies may hurt a child’s emotional wellness, and result in shame, guilt and sadness. Adults scour parenting books and the internet for help.

    Updated: April 9, 2022

    25+ Babysitter and Nanny Gift Ideas

    Baby girl holding babysitter's face in her hands

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    The Responsibilities of the Noncustodial Parent

    The Responsibilities of the Noncustodial Parent

    You Can Do It!

    Spending quality time with your children is the greatest gift you can give them. Communicating in a genuine way—really listening to them—will not only solidify your relationship, but it will also help them—and you!—get through this tough time.

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    Updated: January 23, 2020

    Evaluating the Year-Round School System

    Evaluating the Year-Round School System

    earlygular.gifAlmost 2 million students attend year-round schools today, an increase of 400% in the last 12 years. Will your kids be the next to kiss that long summer vacation goodbye? If your school system is busting at the seams, your school board may already be considering the idea. Year-round schooling can reduce overcrowding, while avoiding the high cost of building new schools. How does it work?

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    Updated: April 20, 2022

    Marital Separation or Divorce: Can Separation Save Your Marriage?

    separation can help heal a marriage - or help you to make a final break

    When a married couple walks down the aisle, physically or metaphorically, on their wedding day, divorce and separation are the furthest thoughts from their minds. Your wedding day is one of happy beginnings and hopes for life-long togetherness. The unfortunate truth, however, is that many marriages do end in divorce. People change, grow, develop new interests, or take career paths that lead them in a direction they never imagined. And while none of these are excuses for divorce, they are often part of the cause.