Did you know? On December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution officially ending the institution of slavery was ratified. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” With these words, the single greatest change wrought by the Civil War was officially noted in the Constitution.
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Who doesn't love a good cookie?! Baking with your child is a great way to practice math skills, while making a delicious treat. Here's a great link to a recipe that will help you and your kiddo to deep dive into fractions and beyond: https://bit.ly/47Jtj08
Are you wondering if your child could use extra support with writing? We've outlined some tips to help you figure out how your child is doing. Focusing on writing skills NOW can have an impact on your child’s long-term success. Learn how you can be proactive here: https://www.sylvanlearning.com/writing/tips-and-resources/why-essential-to-be-proactive-with-your-child-writing-skills
Does your child have good study skills? Do they know how to efficiently take notes or create flashcards that will help with studying later? These are skills that can be a struggle for many students, but luckily, our study skills program is designed to help kids in grades 4-12 build great habits that can last a lifetime!
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Today is . It's great to remember and honor how she helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955. To learn more about this important pioneer, visit: www.history.com/topics/black-history/rosa-parks
It's almost holiday time! Has your child written their wish list? Here are some of the best STEAM and educational products around. They're so fun, kids won't even realize they are learning! (Win, win!) https://bit.ly/46IEzto
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Sylvan Learning!
While you are off for Thanksgiving break, it is a great time to create some fun and educational crafts together. Your kids will never know they are actually learning with these fun STEAM activities. https://www.parents.com/kids/education/math-and-science/5-fun-stem-crafts-for-kids/
It’s the season of Thankfulness! Amid the hustle bustle, it’s great to pause & take some time to reflect on what we’re thankful for. Here are some tips for teaching your child about the meaningfulness of this emotion & ways you can encourage them to write about what they’re thankful for. You’ll find age-appropriate writing prompts you can download too! https://www.sylvanlearning.com/sylvan-nation/enrichment-ideas/teaching-your-children-to-be-thankful
Has it been awhile since you practiced algebra or geometry? It can certainly be tough on parents to help with homework after many years out of the classroom and out of practice. When your family unit needs help, Sylvan's math experts are here to take the pressure off you and help your child thrive in math! Plus, we get all the "new" ways math it taught. Call us about personalized math support today! (847) 380-9238
Across the country, schools and tutoring centers will celebrate excellence in education by hosting kickoff events and activities. Festivities honor the team of people who work in our nation’s education system, everyone from the bus driver and classroom teacher to the cafeteria worker and administrative staff, plus countless others.
How will you honor your teacher or Sylvan Tutor during this week? Here are some easy craft ideas for your kiddos: https://nadia-onpoint.com/teacher-appreciation-week-ideas/
Happy ! Here are some ways to help foster kindness awareness with your child today:
1. At breakfast, have them talk about ways they can practice kindness throughout their day.
2. At dinner, have them share how they were kind to a friend, teacher, pet or family member today.
3. Have them send 1-2 text messages or emails to surprise a friend or family member with a kind message.
4. Older students can write a short story about a way in which they were kind to a classmate - or a way in which they saw a classmate be kind to them that made a difference in their life.
Thank you, Veterans across the country for your service. We are forever grateful to each and every one of you!
Sesame Street is a beloved show that is over 50 years old, and to celebrate, today is National Sesame Street Day! Since its inception, Sesame Street has started countless students on the road to early education excitement. At Sylvan, we love early learning as it helps many students to get their first exposure to education like letters, writing, social situations and numbers. What's your child's favorite Sesame Street character?
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It's National STEM Day and time to celebrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education happening everywhere! We're all for helping students advance in STEM fields, which is also a priority for NASA as they continue to push the boundaries of exploration and soar into the future! Want to learn more about where NASA is headed and help spark a love for STEM in your child? There are some fascinating STEM projects you can learn about with your child here: https://www.nasa.gov/centers-and-facilities/langley/ten-ways-to-celebrate-national-stem-day-with-nasa/
Did you turn your clocks back? It's daylight savings time for many locations across the country and in Canada. Why does this happen? There are a few good reasons you can learn about here: https://www.newsweek.com/clocks-change-2023-daylight-savings-time-1835749
America is a vast land of many cultures dating back thousands of years to the original inhabitants of the land. History and heritage of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Island communities. Have you researched the Native Americans in your area? It's a great project to work on with your children- and they'll learn about the history of the land you live on! Visit: https://www.native-lands.org/
Today is ! It's a great opportunity to use your children's Halloween candy to create some great crafts and STEM projects.
To find some awesome options, visit: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/candy-science-experiments
Did you know? The Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Mu***os) is a primarily Mexican tradition where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives and celebrate the lives they lived. The roots of the Day of the Dead, celebrated in contemporary Mexico and among those of Mexican heritage in the United States and around the world, go back some 3,000 years, to the rituals honoring the dead in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The Aztecs and other Nahua people living in what is now central Mexico held a cyclical view of the universe, and saw death as an integral, ever-present part of life. Want to find out more? Visit: https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/day-of-the-dead
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Grab your little ghouls and mad scientists to have some Halloween fun! Halloween is the perfect time to get a little creative with some fun and spooky science experiments. Here's a great one that we found using items you'll most likely have sitting around your house. https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/halloween-chemistry-experiment-science-kids/
Halloween is a great time to create some spooky stories! Did you ever tell fantastical tales around the campfire? Children have great imaginations so let's tap into that creativity! Have your child come up with an idea prompt that they can share at a family meal and give ideas for each person around the table to expand upon that prompt. It's a great way to get those spooky creative juices flowing- and super fun for both kids and parents alike!
Exploring Halloween traditions with your children will help them learn more about the origins of this autumn holiday 🎃 Check out these 13 fun facts and traditions!
As parents, it can be tough to understand how to help your child get the support they need outside of school, of checking homework or helping them review for a test. Our friends agree and give you a perspective on how Sylvan’s multifaceted approach to learning can unlock your child’s full potential. Learn about 4 ways in which you can help your child through the educational process, outside of the classroom @ https://www.fatherly.com/parenting/4-ways-your-child-could-benefit-from-tutoring-that-have-nothing-to-do-with-grades
It's report card season for many. Something helpful to keep in mind: The first semester is just that! There's still plenty of time for your child to hone in their skills for the rest of the year. Ask questions! Does your child appear to be struggling in a particular subject? Do they understand the concepts? NOW is the time to be in touch with their teacher, rather than waiting until later in the year when they might be missing out developing important skills.
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Our friends share great insight on something you might be experiencing and not know about: Grade Inflation. We’re used to relying on letter grades, but with the educational upheaval our kids have experienced schooling through a pandemic, it’s gotten a bit more complicated. You might see signs that your child seems to be struggling, only to find a passing or excellent grade on their report cards. It can be confusing. They break it all down and have some helpful questions you should be asking here: https://www.scarymommy.com/parenting/your-kids-grades-may-not-accurately-reflect-where-theyre-at-academically-here-are-the-questions-you-should-be-asking
Make the most of parent-teacher conferences this year by asking these 10 important questions! By asking your child's teachers these questions, you will get a better understanding of how your child is doing in school and the values and beliefs of their teacher.
Ready to take your Halloween festivities to the next level? Take a look at our handful of fun, STEAMy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) ideas. They're SPOOKtacular and educational!
How's the school year going? Are you in a good rhythm? Have you established good study habits for the school year? It's certainly not too late! Start with simple things like establishing a regular study or reading time, chatting with your child on a nightly basis about what's to come for the next day or week or setting a consistent sleep routine.
Small habits can lead to great successes!
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Have you heard of grade inflation? It's when kids get grades that might be a bit ... well, generous. It sounds great in the short term, but it can be a real headache later on. This recent trend has been happening everywhere and can be detrimental to your child’s educational journey. To learn more about grade inflation, and how Sylvan’s Insight Assessment can give you a deeper understanding of where your child actually is, click here for an informative read from : https://www.fatherly.com/parenting/how-to-know-if-grade-inflation-is-impacting-your-child-what-to-do-about-it
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Is your child not getting homework? Think they could use more of a challenge? Sylvan can fill that essential gap! With our school-aligned curriculum & dedicated learning environment, your child will develop great study habits, build foundational skills & grow a love of learning. Add Sylvan to your after-school schedule today!
It’s been great celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month! We love highlighting the histories, cultures & contributions of Latinos whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. People of Hispanic descent make up more than 18% of the U.S. population and a quarter of all children living in the U.S., according to the 2020 census.
That’s a lot of students who need to see their culture represented in American history. Want to learn more? Visit: https://www.iste.org/explore/classroom/9-resources-teaching-about-hispanic-heritage
Today is National Stop Bullying Day. We know getting kids to talk about bullying is difficult, but research has shown that nearly 65% of bullying victims do not report it to teachers or school officials. It's time we recognize how detrimental to our children's educational journey bullying can be ... and how to stop it. Here's how to empower your child with words and actions!
This week’s highlight for notable achievements for is Dr. Antonia Novello who was appointed as U.S. Surgeon General in 1990 and was the first woman and the first Hispanic person to hold this title.
As Surgeon General, Novello was especially concerned with health issues related to women, children, and minorities, including underage drinking and smoking. She spotlighted the to***co industry's use of advertising targeting children and highlighted the importance of addressing women and children in the AIDS epidemic.
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