Elementary

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…

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…

A Summer Learning Activity for Kids

Spring and summer are the perfect seasons for involving your children in gardening. Children love the outdoors and have a natural curiosity for insects, mud, flowers, plants, snails, and wildlife. Gardening can teach children about the earth, nature, and healthy…

Skills Needed to Advance to First Grade

While school educational requirements and teachers vary most will agree the following skills are a good foundation for starting first grade. Check with your child’s first grade teacher or the school the year before to find out if they have…

Preparing for Kindergarten

Because kindergarten is the beginning of official education for many children and will often be the start of a new routine, children and parents need to prepare. For some children kindergarten will be the first time they are separated from…