Resources and Activities to Help Children Learn Math

Posted by Ann Bremner, Director of Lower School Math on Jan 31, 2022 8:15:00 AM

Great math games and resources that promote number sense, perseverance, and problem solving.

Looking for activities to keep young minds active and engaged? This list of math-related games, websites, and resources are really worthwhile apps that help build mathematic skills in a variety of ways. These are not the run-of-the-mill drill activities that many of us grew up performing. Rather, these promote number sense, perseverance, and problem solving - the skills our children need to be successful in math and in life.
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Topics: Insider, Teachers as experts, become ready, Kindergarten, PreK, junior kindergarten, Lower School, student learning

5 Tips to Prepare Your Kindergartener for Success

Posted by Katie Stadler, Kindergarten Teacher & Mandi Sapp on Jan 26, 2022 2:54:42 PM

Teacher tips to set your child up for independence to begin kindergarten

Sending your young child off to kindergarten can be an overwhelming experience. There’s a lot to prepare and some things you may not have even considered. Let us help! Our amazing Kindergarten Teacher Katie Stadler recently held a webinar sharing insider tips on things you can do to set your child up to be independent and happy as they begin their kindergarten journey. Watch her “Kindergarten Hacks 101” here. Short on time? Read them below!

Mrs. Stadler shares her five tips for a proactive approach to preparing for kindergarten, small and often overlooked things you can do now at home that will have a positive impact at school.

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Topics: Insider, Teachers as experts, become ready, Kindergarten, Lower School, joyful learning

Why it makes sense to invest in private school education

Posted by Andrew Weller, Dean of Enrollment and Strategic Marketing on Jan 17, 2022 2:19:00 PM

Why invest in your child and their education?

First, let’s acknowledge that private school education is a choice.  For many, having a car is not a choice. What car you’ll drive and how much you’re willing to spend are choices but to have a car or not is generally not a choice.  Private school is a choice. No matter where you live, there is always a free public school option nearby.

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Topics: Insider, St. Stephens and St. Agnes, Teachers as experts, become ready, Kindergarten, Goodness as Well as Knowledge, Upper School, Academics, Middle School

Tips How to Equip Your Child for the Return to School in 2021

Posted by Susan DeLaurentis, Director of Counseling at SSSAS on Aug 30, 2021 3:35:29 PM

Starting a new school year normally brings butterflies, excitement, and nervous anticipation

We hope that you and your children are excited to return to campus next week to begin the 2021-2022 school year. While starting a new school year normally brings butterflies, excitement, and nervous anticipation, we recognize that while still coping with the pandemic this particular year may bring more significant worries and concerns for both parents and students.
 
We wanted to offer a few resources and suggestions as you get ready to send your students back to school. Here are some basic tips and also some links to current articles about how to equip your child for their return to school in 2021:
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Topics: Insider, Teachers as experts, become ready, Upper School, Middle School, Lower School

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