The Parent and the Classroom

parent-the-classroom

SSPP’s Best Books of 2016: Top Six for 10 and Up

Many of SSPP’s favorite authors have made the list again, including the beloved Kate Dicamillo.  These books are sure to engage even the most reluctant readers. Grab your gift cards and stock up for the wintry weekends to come at our Barnes and Noble Book Fair this weekend! Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo Three girls, all […]

Posted in Blog |

Best Books of 2016: Top 6 for Teens

These young adult novels will get teens reading and thinking long after “lights out”.  They are all flashlight worthy, weekend reads that will make even the most reluctant readers eager to turn the page.  So gather those gift cards and stock up for the wintery weekends to come! Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys A […]

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , ,

SSPP School Recommends… Christmas Break Activities for Families

We all look forward to a little “r and r” over Christmas vacation, but soon your kids will be itching to get out of the house and have some fun.  Here are a few ideas for fun, inexpensive family outings before or after the Christmas. Before Christmas: Fairgrounds Festival of Lights Drive through the all […]

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , ,

Top 5 Math Websites for Homework Help & Test Prep

Whether you are looking to strengthen your child’s math skills or find a video to help with a tricky concept, the teacher tested sites below will do the trick.   Khan Academy— The overwhelming favorite for math and science concepts grades K-12, Khan Academy is organized by grade level and then topics aligned with the […]

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , ,

K-8 Schools: Best for Battling Bullying

It should come as no surprise to anyone who can recall his middle school years that most incidents of bullying take place in grades 6 through 8.  According to a recent study–one of the largest of its kind– published in the American Educational Research Journal, students in middle schools report higher rates of bullying and […]

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , ,

8 Best School Snacks According to Nutritionists

Kids love snack time–and they sure do need it.  Nutritionist Abby Langer rated the healthiest snacks for students–including some prepackaged options.  She also warned of some really unhealthy choices many of us make for our kids.   #1 Anything without ingredients or a wrapper!  An apple, a banana, an orange, carrot sticks.  Just make sure […]

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , ,

Homework Time Tips for Parents

Homework time seems to drag on for hours these days including nagging, numerous bathroom breaks, eventual yelling and possibly some tears.  The key to efficiency is focus.  Getting your child to focus on the task and get the job done.  Many parents feel their child is getting hours and hours of homework, but the truth […]

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , ,

Conquering the Morning Madness: 4 Tips for Getting Your Family Out the Door On Time

Mornings with our kids set the tone for the day.  Every mom and dad have felt the lingering guilt after dropping a sad, frustrated child off at school.  We tell ourselves tomorrow will be better, but we need a strategy.  Here are a few foolproof tips to get your family out the door smiling and […]

Posted in Blog | Tagged , ,

Top 12 Teacher Tips for Back to School

Teachers see throughout the day how time at home impacts a student’s school day and academic performance.  Here’s 12 simple tips that Ss. Peter and Paul School teachers think are important for a happy, successful, confident student. #1  Have a special place in the home to put electronics(phones,etc.) at night so kids can wind down and go […]

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , ,