Home is where the heart is. But, after a few days avoiding the outside elements, every family itches to get out. You can only bake so many batches of cookies, and you already cleaned up the living room WWE smackdown twice today. Who gave your children that slime kit and realistic volcano anyway? Let’s find a few activities around the state that the whole family can get out and enjoy!
Calling all curious, creative and inquisitive students! STEM Day is November 8th this year! You can embrace this fun topic both at school and home. Mix in some fall weather and objects to make this an even more seasonal experience. STEM allows students to ignite their problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills while engaging in hands-on experiments. As with any educational experience, make sure you set the scene correctly. Ask guiding questions, prompt your student to predict the outcomes and challenge them to change the procedures/materials to find an alternative result.
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We can now officially celebrate the start of fall! No, it did not begin when the pumpkin spice latte was reintroduced in August. The autumn equinox marked the start of fall on September 22nd. Curious about what that means? Me too. There are two days during the year when the sun is perfectly positioned over the equator. This direct placement evenly divides night and day into equal portions. The first date is the vernal equinox, or the first day of spring. The second date is the autumn equinox, bringing on that fall weather. So now that you are officially in the pumpkin spice season, what are you going to do? Fall weather in Pennsylvania generally brings warm days in the 60’s and cool nights in the 30’s. This is the perfect weather to enjoy the outdoors before getting cooped up inside for winter (don’t worry, we will have a blog for that too). While you’re marking that “interested” box on facebook events and subsequently forgetting them, I’m going to compile a few fall events for you by region below.
Every morning is a constant struggle to get your student to school. While they moan and groan, the incomplete assignments pile up. Emails and phone calls from school trickle in as a constant reminder that this challenge exists each day. You’ve discussed your concerns with the local school district, but it isn’t the solution you need. Your child is bright and you simply want to see them become successful. What more can you do? Are there any other options out there for your student? Do you have control over your child’s education?
We often hear about test anxiety, something that some students in cyber charter schools and brick-and-mortar models struggle with! In this blog post, we'll explore what test anxiety actually is, what you should be looking for to spot it, and ways to help your child address it.
So you're ready to make the switch to a cyber school! Congratulations! We're here with some help on how to choose the one that fits your child best — whether it's a cyber charter school, homeschooling, or other cyber options!