Safe and Fun Summer Activities for Families

When you’re a kid, the summer is the best time of year. The days seem to stretch on forever, and the prospect of no school for six weeks (a time period equivalent to an ice age when you’re that age) means all is right with the world. The sun is shining and summer...

Kids Exercise in Class on Brain Breaks

Here’s a neat solution to sedentary kids experiencing stress and attention problems in school – having kids exercise in class on brain breaks.  Now, teachers can use a classroom tool named GoNoodle which conbines games and activities to bring kids back...

TeacherQuest for Games in the Classroom

Increasing student engagement was the goal, as teachers participated in a pilot program which sent them on a TeacherQuest for games in the classroom. TeacherQuest is a program administered by the Institute of Play based in New York.  The objective is to support...

Kids Make Plans to Work Hard and Be Kind

Fifth graders left a legacy this week for younger students by leaving behind Kindness Kits that help kids make plans to work hard and be kind.  The school, Barrington Elementary has a motto, “Work Hard, Be Kind”.  According to parent and PTO member Tina...