Calvary Blog

The importance of regular school attendance

Posted on September 27, 2016

One of the most important things your child can do to achieve success is going to school every day. The benefits of social exposure and being taught different subjects in school will help them develop skills that benefit them for the rest of their lives. As a parent, it is crucial to convey the importance […]

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Keeping your child healthy during the school year

Posted on September 20, 2016

The school year has just started and your children are excited about their fresh new pencils, crayons, paper, and other school supplies.  They get to play with their old friends, make new ones, and be outside participating in activities. What’s not to love? As a parent, you may fear the illnesses your children are exposed […]

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Why art class is important for your child

Posted on September 13, 2016

Learning to understand, create, and appreciate art is important for early childhood development. Many schools are cutting art education out of curriculum in exchange for a higher emphasis on science and math. Art education is an effective way to teach critical thinking, innovation, and visual learning skills to young children. These skills are carried on […]

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How songs can help your child learn and retain information

Posted on September 5, 2016

Simple songs are used to teach children important life skills in fun ways. These songs have the power to affect your child’s life forever: You likely remember songs from your childhood that taught you life lessons and new words that you can probably still recall to this day. Likewise, the use of songs in everyday […]

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Making sure your child understands the benefits of education

Posted on August 18, 2016

To get the most out of a quality education, it is important that your child attends school every day. Poor attendance records can start as early as first grade. As parents, it is crucial to set high expectations for your child’s academics, while emphasizing the role of regular attendance in helping them fulfill your expectations. […]

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The importance of teaching critical thinking

Posted on August 2, 2016

Critical thinking is the clear, rational analysis used to formulate judgment of an issue. When teaching critical thinking skills, educators are directly encouraging a more open thought processes while leaving the material open for discussion with the student. Educators are responsible for building the foundation needed for developing critical thinking skills in K-12 children, as […]

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How to integrate faith and learning

Posted on July 26, 2016

It’s important to instill a deep understanding of and connection with God early on in a child’s development. The more often your child hears messages about the power of God and his love, the more comfortable your child will become in their faith life — which is why it’s important to reinforce those messages at […]

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Fun and educational summer trips for your children

Posted on July 18, 2016

A family vacation is an experience your family will never forget. Summer is here and the kids are out of school. What better time could there be to pack up your bags and hit the road? Here, we’ve compiled a list of a few fun family outings that can make great memories for you and […]

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How hands-on activities help students learn

Posted on July 11, 2016

One of the most popular teaching methods in elementary schools around the nation is to have students read material and write about it. While this can be an effective method of teaching for many different age groups, student engagement goes up when a more hands-on approach is used in the classroom. What is hands-on learning? […]

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Benefits of extracurricular activities for students

Posted on July 5, 2016

Elementary and middle school is a crucial time for your child’s development — and even top-performing academic students may not be meeting their full potential without the opportunity to contribute or diversify their interests and skills in an extracurricular activity or club.

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