Video Meetings – The Future Method of Parent Meeting at School


Have you ever had to make special arrangements for your kids just so you could attend a 20 minute parent-teacher conference? I have. It can be  disruptive to everyone’s schedule. The school is a good fifteen minutes away too. As a parent, I know I would love to have the ability to have a video […]

Back to School Tips to Help Kids Make Great Grades Guest Post


Back to School Start now to prepare kids for academic success By Rick and Teena Kamal   School will be starting again before you know it, and kids who struggle academically need help learning life skills they need to overcome test anxiety and make good grades in the new school year. It’s a well-known fact […]

9 Benefits of Music Education for Kids – Article Guest Post by Laura Yeh


I am so proud when I hear James play the trumpet; it’s only his second year as a fourth grader! He is in both the concert band and the jazz band.  Following in his brothers footsteps, Ryan has expressed an interest in playing the sax in third grade. Sadly, the school lost our beloved band […]

How to Help Your Teen Select the Right College


When it comes to college and careers, some teens know exactly what career they want to pursue and the right career colleges to choose from to begin their journey. Others are in the middle of their high school years and are still trying to figure out what they want to do. They know they want […]

Summer Reading Programs for Kids


Just one more half a day and they are all mine for the summer. Besides doing fun things (my attempt at being the “cool” Mom) I want to encourage reading for many reasons but certainly to try and maintain at least some of the things they’ve been taught over the course of the school year. […]

5 Tips for Organizing Your Elementary School Kids Papers, Artwork and Schedules


Now that my elementary school kids are home for February vacation, this is my chance to catch up with organizing their school papers and artwork and getting my planner up to date with sports schedules and appointments. Like it or not, I am chief organizer. If you are in the same boat and would like […]

Free Online Tool for Teachers Collaborize Classroom

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Collaborize Classroom. All opinions are 100% mine. I think it’s important to spread the word about free online tools and resources that can help teachers to streamline communications with both parents and students. Earlier last year I wrote about Volunteer Spot, an online tool […]

Primrose School’s Four Steps to Introduce Volunteering to Your Children

Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to organizations in our community and to be of service for those in need. One way to introduce volunteering to your children is to be a volunteer. This is my second year volunteering in my son Ryan’s classroom. It was just about a year ago that I […]

Gamegoo Free Phonics Reading Games for Kids

I recently posted an article about tips for reading activities that you can do and reading resources that are available to you to improve your child’s reading. I found another great website with educational phonics games. Earobics is a K-3 multi sensory reading intervention product produced by Houghton Mifflin. Gamegoo is Earobic’s free online educational […]

Reading Advice for the Parents of Elementary School Kids

Are you a parent of an elementary school child looking for reading advice? Is your child reading below grade level and does reading practice leaves you both frustrated and you searching for answers? Your child is not alone. Did you know that: 44 percent of American 4th grade students cannot read fluently, even when they […]