Support Your Child’s Education from Home

Volunteering in the classroom is not always something parents can do. Luckily, it isn’t the only way to foster your child’s education. According to the National Education Association (NEA), here are four tips for what parents can do outside the classroom to help their child succeed. 

Help Your Child Have A Growth Mindset

Some children are born with an inner drive to keep trying over and over when they fail. Most children aren’t, though, and it is up to us to help them see that failing is actually the key to succeeding.  Teaching our children the word YET is key. They may come to you and say, “I […]

March is Reading Month

Reading is celebrated across the nation during the month of March. North Newton has many activities planned in our buildings, but you can also celebrate at home with your child. Here are some great ways to incorporate reading into the month of March and beyond. 1.      Go Book Shopping. This can be done […]

Help your Child be a Successful Student

Every parent wants to help their child do their best in school. Here are some tangible things that can be done at home to help foster success at school. 

Build your Child’s Vocabulary to Increase Comprehension

With the increase of screen time, communication has been happening less and less. This is having an impact on children’s ability to develop vocabulary. Here are some ways that you can help your child increase their vocabulary. 

Embrace Boredom in Childhood

We live in a fast paced world with an abundance of instant gratification and constant entertainment. Have you ever paused to think about what this is creating in our children? As a result of this, children are faced with less challenges, less opportunities to communicate and no time to use their imaginations.  The next time […]

What is STEAM Education?

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. By providing STEAM education here at North Newton, we are giving students the opportunity to be creative, the chance to learn and apply inquiry skills as they collaborate with others. STEAM fosters engineering and design thinking and helps students master math and science concepts.  Many STEAM […]

How to Help your Child Develop Basic Phonemic Awareness

What is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear and manipulate sounds (phonemes) that make up words. Phonemic awareness does not utilize visual letters. It is done completely through listening and speaking. These skills get stronger through repeated exposure and practice.  What are skills to help my child start?