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Skills Needed to Advance to Fifth Grade

Fifth grade is usually the milestone grade where an accumulation of knowledge from previous schooling is required to divulge new material. Reading skills required are beyond sounding out words and identifying consonants and vowels. Your student will need to recognize…

Skills Needed to Advance to Fourth Grade

Third grade curriculum is designed to teach students about language and how to identifying and utilize a book table of contents, glossary, and index. They are taught what authors and illustrators are and how to identify the characters reveal story…

Top Back To School Shopping Tips

With a few back to school shopping tips you can save a bundle of money and make the experience less painful and even enjoyable.  Make two shopping lists. Many parents and students get distracted and caught up in back to…

Skills Needed to Advance to Second Grade

Knowledge and abilities needed for children to advance to second grade are mostly in math and language. The ability to count by ones, twos, threes, fives and tens, recognize odd and even numbers, and add and subtract are necessary. Understanding…

Skills Needed to Advance to Third Grade

When children are entering the third grade, they have two years of reading and basic math under their belts.  They should be ready to deal with more complex material such as science experiments, relating and determining the differences in countries…

Fifth Grade Test Taking Skills

Preparing for and taking tests in the fifth grade involve many techniques common to any testing and some specific for the grade level. As with any test preparation getting a good night’s sleep before the test is advisable. A diet…

When Should I Talk To My Child’s Teacher?

In addition to parent teacher conferences, there might come times when you need to talk with your child’s teacher. You should learn the basics such as such as the classroom size, curriculum, teaching style, school policies and procedures, and homework…

Juggling High School Sports and Homework

Sports can be a great stress reducer for high school students. Students often have hectic schedules with school, practice, games, other extracurricular commitments, social involvement, family activities, and homework. There are grade restrictions at most schools regarding sports participation so…