Homework Help: 10 Smart Tips to Make Homework Stress-Free

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHomework Help: 10 Smart Tips to Make Homework Stress-Free 1. Feed the brain. Give your student a healthy snack of carrots and cucumbers, or hummus and pita. Fuel their brains and then move on to tip #2. 2. Get it out of the way. Getting homework out of the[Read more]

Parent Teacher Communication

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailTeacher-parent conferences are short and offer you only a few minutes to talk to one of the most important adults in your child’s life. So what parent teacher conference questions do you ask? Or perhaps you should let the teacher lead? Think of a parent-teacher conference much like an[Read more]

Creating a Learning Space for Your Keiki

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailCreating a Learning Space for Your Keiki Creating a space dedicated to your child’s learning keeps things neat and organized and helps your keiki focus while hitting the books. Having a learning space doesn’t have to mean a dedicated room or even a desk. If you are small on[Read more]

Making Sense of Adolescence

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailTweens, teens, adolescents, youths. Whatever you call them, the young people in our lives going through the transition from childhood to adulthood called adolescence can be confusing, amusing and downright frustrating at times. But when you consider that the emotions and behaviors they display are common for kids their[Read more]

Maui District Television

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Maui District Television (MDT) produces short documentaries, live performances, and talk shows for the Hawaii State Department of Education’s television channel. Its mission is to engage, inform and inspire the community with stories from Maui County’s public elementary, middle and high schools. Some of the stories it has[Read more]

Creating Halloween Memories

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailCreating Halloween Memories Traditions are fun and they create memories, and they also help you with the planning process. Traditions during Halloween are no different. Here are some easy ways to start Halloween traditions and help you with the planning. 1. Head to the dentist. Yup, the dentist. Halloween[Read more]

Favorite New Apps

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Turn screen time into learning time with these cool apps. Back to school can continue at home! 5,4,3,2,1…blast off! Let your little one create rockets while honing his or her STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) skills. Your child can create a rocket ship AND learn about the solar[Read more]

Homework and Your Keiki!

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHOMEWORK SPACES Separate space delegated just for homework, it doesn’t always work out that way. Some children who are easily distracted need a quiet place to get their work done, and others need to have some company in order to accomplish their homework tasks. So think about where studying[Read more]

Capturing Summer Memories

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailWith all the camps, beach trips, hikes and lazy days of summer, give your child a way to save all of the memories. Your kids will love to look back on them for years to come. Capture it Whether going away on vacation or making it a staycation, let[Read more]

Test Taking Tips

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailWhen we ask a child what they really like about school, “I love to take tests” is not what they declare.  Kids of all ages usually dread “the test”.  Sure some teachers might call it a quiz or a quest, but we must call a spade, a spade.  A[Read more]

The Different Temperaments in Siblings

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail“I don’t want to, I can’t, I don’t like it, leave me alone.” Ever had a child whose predominant response to everything new (people, school, new activities) seems negative? Is it shyness? Why would one child have mostly negative responses and others take everything in stride, feel good about[Read more]

5 Minute Sight Words

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail  Helping students build a strong sight word vocabulary is both easy and effective and also has a high impact for the relatively small amount of time put in. Sight words are high frequency words that usually do not follow the rules of phonics. For example, the words “sight”[Read more]