Posts Tagged ‘Academics’

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. […]

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 […]

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; […]

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 […]

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 […]