How to Get a Good Start on the New School Year

Ask most kids, “When does one year end and another begin?,” and they’ll probably tell you that the year begins in July or August, ends in May, with a chunk of summer between the end of one year and the beginning of the next. Kids are way more aware of the school year than they are the calendar year.

As Summer Ends, Get Kids Into the School Routine

Your child may never admit this to you, but by the time summer vacation ends, many students are bored and anxious to get back to school. What seemed like so much fun back in May, has evolved into long days with kids not knowing quite what to do with themselves.

The Secret to Your Child’s Success: Focus on Reading

Every subject in school is important. Whether it’s math, science, history, social studies, or English, the knowledge students gain in elementary school will be referenced and used the rest of their lives. However, of all the important subjects just mentioned, only one is a crucial component of them all: English. 

Summer’s Coming!

It’s May, which means that preschool, kindergarten, and 8th grade promotion ceremonies are coming up, and every student will be making the transition from school to summer break.

Spring Spirit Week

From April 29-May 3, Heritage Williams students can celebrate their school spirit at Spirit Week.

Summer Break: How to Prevent Brain Drain in Kids

At the end of each school year, there’s always concern on the part of parents and teachers that students will be victimized by brain drain over summer break. It’s no myth. Over the two to three months students are on summer break, they experience an overall learning loss of one month and it takes the first six weeks of school for kids to relearn old material.

How Kids Learn Life Skills Through Art and Music

Parents may remember, back when they were kids, schools had real classes—math, science, history—and fun classes—art and music. Parents may also remember they perhaps didn’t take art or music very seriously, looking at it more like a break from the demands of serious academics than an actual learning experience.

Celebrating Presidents Day – A National Tradition

Many kids spend the third Monday of February sleeping in late and enjoying a day off from school. With an extended weekend in their future, it’s a perfect time to explain to your children the full—and slightly complicated—history of Presidents Day.

How to Improve Kids’ General Well-Being in 2019

Everyone knows what it’s like to go to work when we’re tired or not feeling well. The day is long, we don’t do as good a job as we usually do, and we’re sluggish and unenthusiastic. If that’s how it is for adults, think of how long and difficult the school day must be for children who aren’t feeling as well as they could be feeling.