Riding the Bus to Summer Camp
The bus ride to summer camp is a unique experience for kids that sets the tone for a fun-filled day. As a parent, you can enjoy the benefit of knowing that your child has a safe way to get to and from camp and your kids will look forward to the extra time with their friends. However, you should know that the bus ride will never be an ordinary trip. Instead, camp bus drivers and monitors will enhance the experience by planning exciting activities that build a sense of camaraderie and promotes camp spirit.Kids’ Artistic Choices at Summer Camp
Summer camp offers a bounty of opportunities for kids to let their creative spirits soar. Along with days of fun-filled waterfront activities, wilderness explorations and campfires, youngsters at sleepaway camp can try out all things artsy from theatrical performances to woodworking, painting and ceramics. Campers can choose to concentrate on a current passion for painting or explore a wide variety of new creative interests. Many camps celebrate these summer masterpieces at an end of camp art show.Effective Ways to Prevent Sunburn at Camp
Sleepaway summer camp means long happy days in the sun brimming with swimming, boating, hiking, rope courses and lots of other outdoor recreation. In all the excitement of packing up and heading off to camp, don’t forget to address the all-important issue of protection from the sun. Whenever kids are outdoors, they need protection from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, even on cloudy days. While we all need some sunlight, an important source of vitamin D, it’s been found that just a couple of serious sunburns can drastically increase the risk of skin cancer, including deadly melanomas, later in life.Fact, Fiction and Fun in Children’s Books
Many aspects of life are characterised by three defining factors, and in the case of popular children’s books these are often the combination of fact, fiction and fun. The fact usually comes from a real life setting, either contemporary or historical. This provides a background that is at least partly recognised by the young reader, either from life experience or from school lessons. Against this background is set a fictional element that is an impossibility, such as the widely familiar talking animals. The fun arises from the juxtaposition of fact and fiction, as well as from the characterisation and the story line.R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Find Out What It Means to Me
This particular article is about the mutual respect that needs to exist between teens and adults. Just because they are an adult, doesn’t mean they are always right.The Standardized Testing Opt-Out Movement: Right – Or Wrong-Minded?
The Council of Great City Schools reports that our kids take about 112 standardized tests between kindergarten and high school graduation, equating to about eight annually. That, in turn, translates to between 20 and 25 hours of class time every year. The result: a collective parent and teacher uproar and the strengthening of what has become known as the Opt-Out Movement.Info 101: The Every Student Succeeds Act Replaces No Child Left Behind
It’s said that, as much as things change, they stay the same, but that’s not entirely true of the Every Student Succeed Act, No Child Left Behind’s replacement, and the latest rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). That law, enacted back in 1964 as part of President Johnson’s Great Society Program, gave the federal government a say in our public K-12 schools that has grown ever since.