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5 Ways to Teach Your Child to Give

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The holiday season is almost upon us and Thanksgiving is a great time to spend time with our children and have honest and open conversations about the importance of family, friendships and the spirit of sharing of our time and resources with others. This can sound intimidating at first but with a little forethought about your upcoming activities during the day you can turn an everyday chore into...

A Simple, Sweet Recipe to Share with Anyone this Holiday

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The season of giving and sweets is here and everyone, not just the immediate family, deserves to know that they are appreciated and make a difference in your life and in the community that surrounds you. With this simple, fun, safe, and cost effective recipe you can help your child recognize and share their appreciation this winter with anyone and everyone. All it takes is four main ingredients:...

The Joy of Giving

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Giving is one aspect in life where an action speaks louder than words. Donating to a cause or sharing your own personal time and resources with a person or charity can create a positive change, big or small, for both the recipient and the donor. Here are a few reasons why everyone should make giving a part of their life.   Strengthens Morals and Values Giving strengthens both personal values...

Food and Fun Activities for Fall

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  At Rock Creek School, we know the importance of balancing work with play.  This fall we thought we would share with you a few fun ideas to help celebrate the upcoming season and holidays in your home. Caution though, some of these activities may be unbelievably delicious or even quite spooky!   Fall Leaf Snow Globe: Does anyone else want fall to come early? With this fun DIY project...

Choosing The Right Book

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The new school year is off to a great start at Rock Creek School. As our students learn and grow we love to remind our Superior families how important it is for their students to continue to read while they are at home. Reading is not only an essential school (and life!) skill, but it can be a great source of entertainment, creativity, and new ideas for our students. We understand that at times a...

5 Steps to Help Your Child Feel Comfortable in the Classroom

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If your child is experiencing any discomfort in their school environment it can take away from their ability to concentrate, make new friends, communicate with their teacher, ask for help, or even stay motivated to come back to school the next day. So, what are you suppose to do if you notice that your child appears anxious or resistant about school?   Here are a few steps you can take to...

6 Fun Lunch Ideas That Are Not Sandwiches

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Rock Creek School teachers love seeing the social interactions of our students during lunchtime!  Everyone love sandwiches from the classics with jelly, to a great ham and cheese sandwich. However, it can sometimes be hard to mix it up from the original sandwich and come up with different, healthy options to include in your child’s lunchbox. Here are six fun lunch ideas that are not sandwiches...

5 Steps to Help Your Child Feel Comfortable in the Classroom

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If your child is experiencing any discomfort in their school environment it can take away from their ability to concentrate, make new friends, communicate with their teacher, ask for help, or even stay motivated to come back to school the next day. So, what are you suppose to do if you notice that your child appears anxious or resistant about school? Here are a few steps you can take to help your...

Establish A Healthy School Year Routine!

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At Rock Creek School, we do everything we can to make sure that our students are happy and healthy. From homework help, to healthy snacks and outdoor time, our programs are designed to nurture young minds and teach them important life skills and habits. A home routine is just as important as those that are established in our programs, so we’ve come up with some healthy habits you can include in...

5 Recycled Crafts to Make With your Kids

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At Rock Creek School, we teach our students all about the importance of helping our Earth to stay clean and healthy. Recycling is a large part of that, so we thought we would share some fun craft ideas (made from recycled materials) to try out with your kids, this summer! * Be warned, however … these activities are so much fun, we wouldn’t be surprised if the whole family joined in! Coffee Can...

7 Ways to Get Your Kids to Read More This Summer

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School’s out for summer and as fun as that is, it won’t be long before you hear those two dreaded words … “I’m booored!” Luckily, there are plenty of ways your child can stay busy, and one of those ways is by jumping into reading! Literacy will always be an important component in your child’s education, so why not make it fun? Here are 7 methods you can use to get your child excited about reading...

4 ways to protect your child’s eyes this summer

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You don’t need this blog to tell you how important your child’s eyes are. That being said, how much do you know about the different ways you can help protect them? We’ve come up with 4 important steps you can take to make sure that their eyes are functioning at the highest possible level!  Wear Sunglasses. Sun damage to your child’s eyes now can easily turn into cataracts (when the usually-clear...

5 Things Your Kids Can Plant In the Garden TODAY!

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Springtime means more sunshine, warmer days, and new growth! So, what better way to celebrate spring than to dig up some dirt and make some additions to your garden? All of these things are so easy and fun to plant, the whole family will want to get in on it! Beans Many of us remember the excitement in elementary school of “planting” beans on a wet paper towel, inside of a sandwich bag. We set...

What To Do When Your Child Can’t Concentrate

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There are many factors that can contribute to poor concentration. Lack of sleep, hunger or thirst, disinterest in the task at hand, or external distractions are just several possible constituents that may lead to a wandering mind. So, what is a parent to do when their child is clearly struggling? Get Creative! Here are some things you can do at home to help your child get unstuck and back on...

Addicted to Soda? Why Not Try These Homemade Alternatives?

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The first problem with added sugar is that it’s really not very good for you or your family. The second problem is that it’s in everything. Before we get into that second statement, let’s unpack the first one: why is added sugar so bad for you? Simply put, your body doesn’t need it. Everything we eat eventually breaks down into sugars, but if you’re eating healthy food, you are also absorbing...

Stay Ahead of Morning Mania With These 6 Night-Before Breakfast Recipes!

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We’ve all been there … Your alarm didn’t go off, or it didn’t go off loudly enough, or you accidentally shut it off instead of hitting snooze. Then, you used baby wipes in lieu of the shower you no longer had time for, sprayed enough dry shampoo onto your scalp to create a relatively effective helmet, and stumbled down the stairs, only to discover that your kids had yet to drag themselves out of...

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Remember the after school programs when you were a kid? Children running wildly through the gymnasium, launching dodgeballs, basketballs, and any other sports equipment they could get their hands on, all the while ignoring filthy looks from the  parents in the after school aerobics class on the other side of the gym? Ah … the good old days. Exciting as those “programs” may have been, you’ll be...

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