Sharpen Your Children’s Study Skills For Summer 2019

Summer is a time to relax. Especially at a younger age, it feels nice to not have to worry about constant schooling. However, according to some estimates, one can lose as much as an entire month of instruction after leaving school. This is especially true for younger children since they have more distractions than ever. […]

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Math Skills at Home

Keeping up with mathematical skills at home is key to your child’s success in the classroom. The great thing is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming! Read along to find a few ways to integrate math into your everyday lives. Around the Home You can easily bring math into daily tasks around […]

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Summer Reading’s Impact on Your Child’s Success

The kids are out of school and the last thing on their mind is reading. They are happy to be out of school so they just want to relax and enjoy their time off. As a parent, you understand the importance of reading, so you want to encourage your child to enjoy it. Keeping your […]

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Carpool Conversations With Your Kids

When picking your child up from school, the first question any parent is most likely to ask is “How was your day?” The automatic answer from most children is “Good!” or “Fine!” Although it is an open-ended question, it can be easily answered with one simple word. Getting your child to talk about their school […]

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Educational Summer Activities

Summer is almost here! Kids are antsy to have their days free to play, discover, and have tons of fun in the sun. Keeping your children educated over the summer will prove to be beneficial; you will extend their knowledge at home and they will be better prepared for the school year ahead. When education […]

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3 Ways To Keep Kids Motivated To Learn In Summer

Summer is around the corner which means that you need to find fun activities for your children. Sports and summer camps are great ways to keep your child active physically, but what about being active mentally? Here are 3 ways to keep your kids motivated to learn this Summer! 1. Set Aside Time Each Day […]

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Why Do We Incorporate STEAM?

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Walton Academy was one of the first elementary schools in Eastern, NC to implement these lessons into our curriculum. These may seem like ordinary school subjects, but together these lessons promote higher order thinking skills through hands-on learning. There are all sorts of projects our students […]

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4 Reasons Why Music and Art is in Our Curriculum

Art and music are everywhere, yet many schools have debated if they still need these classes in their curriculums. Walton Academy teaches art and music at every grade level because we feel it is still very much important for children to learn. Not only is it a creative outlet, but kids can develop mentally and […]

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Hands-On Learning In Adolescence

When children have the opportunity to learn visually and practice hands-on learning, several advantages are involved. This type of learning aids in children’s mental, emotional, and psychological development. Adolescents’ neurological skills are likely to be enhanced when they are enrolled in art classes, fostering creative expression and problem solving skills. When children are visually engaged, […]

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The Importance of Afterschool Programs

Afterschool Programs School is a place where we educate our children. They spend a large portion of their early lives in the classroom. School represents 175-180 days and between 900-1,000 hours of classroom activity. While time spent during these hours of instruction are spent on teaching subject intensive material, many individuals can overlook the importance […]

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