A new school year is upon us, and pretty soon your child will learn who their teachers will be. I think it is a good idea to contact the teacher early and ask questions about what your child can expect during the school year. As a teacher, I appreciate parents who want to understand what is happening in my classroom. As a parent, I would pick a few questions that are important for my child’s individual needs and my family values. Hopefully, these questions can become a springboard into a successful school year for your child.READ MORE
Starting middle school is an exciting time in a child’s life. It is a big transition into starting to learn what it is like to have some independence and more responsibilities. Your child may be excited about having different teachers throughout the day, choosing their own “extracurricular classes,” (like computer science, dance, orchestra, project lead the way), seeing their friends, and having a locker!
As a teacher, I see the many physical, emotional, social, and mental changes a child goes through from 6th to 8th grade. I am not exaggerating when I say your child will change and mature A LOT in these few short years. I think it’s important for a parent to help prepare their child for what to expect, so I created a list of 6 conversations you should have with your child before they start middle school.READ MORE
As a teacher and a mama, I am not a fan of standardized testing. However, the reality is that they are going to be sticking around for a while. My main goal is for my students and children to ALWAYS feel PROUD of their hard work, so it’s important that we encourage our kiddos to do the best they can on their end of grade tests. I have a few tips to share with you that will help your child feel confident while taking their test.READ MORE
Did you know most middle school students do not know how to study? Study skills have to be learned!READ MORE
I believe ALL kids need 5 things to be able to succeed in school. ALL kids need SUPPORT, STRUCTURE, SECURITY, CONSISTENCY, and COMPASSION. Without one of these things, the child will struggle in some aspect of their learning. They are the building blocks of Middle School Matters to help all kids
Did you recently get an email or phone call that your child is failing multiple classes and could possibly fail for the year? Yikes!
Life happens, and then suddenly it’s halfway through the year and your