As the Garden Grows

Did you know that there is a beautiful, edible garden next to our Church and Scripture Garden? Mrs. Walters and Mrs. Brierley’s Pre-K classes, Mrs. Kaye’s Kindergarten, Mrs. Dernbach’s 1st grade, and Mrs. Nigro’s 2nd grade classes all helped to plant this year garden from seeds. The cornstalks pictured below were planted as seeds! We also […]

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Fifteen (Mostly) Free Things To Do in Buffalo with Kids Ages 5-15

Finish out your summer with our guide to (mostly) free things to do in and around Buffalo with kids ages 5-15 (1) Shopping for back to school clothes?  Try this out while you are there! Tyke Tuesdays at the Galleria Mall 10am-12pm – Registration Required for most Tuesdays https://www.waldengalleria.com/contest/tyke-tuesdays-summer-kids-club-2018/ (2) Operating as a museum since 1983, […]

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Do You Know Your Child’s Learning Style? A guide to identifying your child’s learning style and making the most of study time

The scenario may be familiar: your child is committed to doing well on an upcoming test.  She sits at the dining room table and “studies” for one hour.  She’s disappointed with her grade.  For the next test, she vows to study harder.  She sits at the dining room table and “studies” for two hours–no improvement. […]

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Make Studying Easy and Effective: Study tips based on learning styles

Use the following tips to customize learning and make study time a breeze! Visual learners should… Take notes during class discussion and lectures Review notes and annotate them with different colored pens and highlighters Synthesize notes by creating flowcharts, webs, timelines, graphs, maps or diagrams showing the relationship of ideas and information Sketch the meaning […]

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Coding Craze: SSPP students get a head start

On any Wednesday afternoon at Ss. Peter and Paul School squeals of laughter and shouts of triumph emanate from the SSPP Media Center.  3rd and 4th grade students jump up to see another student’s screen, slide over to tweak each other’s work and share tips and tricks.  But, these students are not playing computer games; […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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