Link Between Fitness and Memory Skills

A recent study has found a link between fitness and memory skills, as children with stronger muscles may have better working memory. Scientists evaluated 79 children ages 9 to 11.  They found that muscle fitness was directly related to having a more accurate memory....

Learning First Aid Skills

Hands-on projects have immersed fifth grade students in learning first aid skills and preparing for unexpected events.  At Mark Twain Elementary School, young students learned first aid from local emergency and healthcare personnel, as they practiced caring for burns,...

The Value of Kindness

After reading the novel ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio, students were motivated to promote the value of kindness by preparing paper bags full of small things as a random act of kindness to be given to a schoolmate. “If you are having a bad day, even the smallest...

Breaking a Secret Code with Math

Kids are learning to use their detective skills for breaking a secret code with math, unlocking a series of locks to get to a tasty prize inside. At Sycamore Park Elementary School in Culpeper County, Cheryl Orr’s fifth graders worked with an iPad, a Chromebook,...