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  • Raising a Reader

    When the lazy days of summer are gone and your kiddo’s schedule is filled with play dates, swimming lessons, sports, and after school activities, it can be a challenge to find time for reading.

    But kids’ reading skills don’t have to stop when the school days are done! Here are some ways to make reading a natural part of your child’s day:

    Read on the road~ Going on a long car trip for the weekend (or maybe even a long commute to …

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  • Separation Anxiety

    Tears and tantrum filled goodbyes are most common in a child’s earliest of years. Typically around his or her first birthday a child starts to develop separation anxiety issues, such as, getting upset when a parent tries to leave them with someone else! Even though separation anxiety is a perfectly normal part of childhood development, it can be unsettling for the parents! Trying to understand what your little one is going through and also having some coping strategies will help alleviate …

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  • Music Class

    Hello!

    My name is Miss Rachel and I am taking on the role as the new music teacher at SLC. As a child I always grew up around music and was inspired to pursue it further for myself. I began taking piano lessons in junior high and later I taught myself how to play guitar. This became a passion and allowed me to express myself through music. I eventually began to play lead guitar for the children’s worship ministry at …

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  • Teaching Our Little Ones Not to Bully!!

    It can be alarming and upsetting to learn that your child has gotten in trouble for picking on their friends or has been labeled a bully.

    As hard as it may be to process this information, it’s important to deal with it right away! Whether the bullying is verbal or physical, if it’s not stopped it can lead to more aggressive behavior, interfere with your child’s success in school, and his or her ability to form and maintain friendships! We …

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  • If You Learn Self-Control, You Can Master Anything

    Tantrums, outbursts, and meltdowns are all a part of life! I see them from time to time while I’m roaming around the school. For example, if your kiddo has a meltdown in a crowded store, in the school’s hallway, or even at home it can be extremely upsetting and frustrating! While that may be the case, parents and teachers need to help our little ones learn self-control. It’s so important for us to teach them to respond without just acting on impulse. Together parents …

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  • Valentine Love Monsters

    We are spreading the love here at SLC! All the classrooms are filling their rooms with beautiful Valentine projects. So we decided to create a cute little desk-top Valentine Love Monster! It’s a fantastic project for the kids to jump in and lend a helping hand as well! Hope you enjoy! LOVE is patient is kind does not envy does not boast is not proud does not dishonor others is not self seeking is not easily angered keeps no record …

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  • I’ll Give You a Reason to Smile!

    If anyone knows me, I’m a pretty positive person and more than likely you’ll see a smile on my face around SLC!

    When we feel great all of us tend to smile just because it comes naturally. It’s an outawrd sign of us feeling excitement, joy, appreciation, etc. Smiling is not natural for us when we’re frustrated, sad, or upset, BUT it turns out that smiling just might be a good thing to do to shift us into a better …

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  • It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year!

     

    A few weeks ago I wrote a blog on the HopeKids organization we teamed up with this season. The goal was to bless families with children who suffer from life threatening illnesses with gifts to fulfill their needs and wishes. I am overjoyed to announce that our Kierland families and staff have been working hard to make this Christmas special for the four families taken under our …

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  • The Basics For Allowance

    An allowance can be a very good way to teach kids valuable lessons such as money management skills, making decisions, coping with limited resources, and gaining an understanding of the perks of saving money and also giving it out in charitable ways!!

    There’s no right or wrong way to handle giving an allowance. Deciding how much to give, when to start, and whether you want to associate the allowance with chores are choices that should fit your family specifically. My …

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  • S’MORE FUN IN COOKING AND SCIENCE!

    Recently  in Cooking and Science we welcomed the chilly weather with one of my favorite winter treats, S’MORES! The tricky part was getting the bonfire started in Miss Elise’s kitchen…only joking We decided to substitute marshmallows and a fire for good ol’ marshmallow fluff! Each child enjoyed scooping and spreading their fluff onto their grahams with hershey chocolate peices to top off the yumminess. This activity is fun, easy, and so delicious for kids of all ages! Here are …

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