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3 Strategies To Promote Reading Success

Posted by Carolyn Vallario on Feb 13, 2019 1:55:17 PM

Strong reading skills don't always come naturally to children. However, there are a number of different tips and strategies that both parents and children can use to build comfort, confidence, and enjoyment in reading—leading to a lifetime of reading success. Reading every day with your child, visiting libraries, finding a distraction-free environment to read, and finding books that match your child's interests are all good starting points that can help your child learn strong reading skills with ease.

Good readers also use different strategies to self-monitor their reading, and below are proven suggestions that you can use to help nurture these instincts. Be sure to give your child a few seconds to self-correct if they make a mistake; this helps them develop the agency and awareness to read with confidence.

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5 Ways to Unplug This Kairos

Posted by Heather Burchfield on Feb 5, 2019 10:56:00 AM

When I first joined the faculty and staff at The Peck School, I heard talk of this mystical thing called Kairos. Was this a club? A lunch menu item? A slang term for a secret passageway around campus? I had no idea.

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4 Ways to Foster A Growth Mindset In Your Child

Posted by Ashley Tabor on Jan 24, 2019 8:29:33 AM

As parents we can aid in our children’s growth mindset through language and acceptance to encourage our children to always push forward and make an effort despite natural setbacks that come with learning.  We can do so by providing continual praise on the process as opposed to strictly the product. This can take many different forms depending on the content and developmental stage of our children, but the message is consistent: effort is valued and you have control over the outcome.  Below are a few practices that you can begin today to help your child grow to understand that ability is not simply fixed but something that can be developed. 

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Topics: School Psychologist

8 STEAM Gift Recommendations this Holiday

Posted by The Peck School on Dec 12, 2018 1:17:29 PM

Looking for a high quality and educational STEAM gift for someone on your list this year? The Peck experts in the Technology, Innovation, and Design department have compiled a list of recommendations sure to delight and stimulate bright minds this holiday season. 

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Give the Gift of Reading This Holiday Season

Posted by The Peck School on Dec 12, 2018 12:43:28 PM

What happens when you ask a school full of educators for book suggestions for a holiday gift guide? 

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How To Make The Most Of Your On-Campus Experience

Posted by Erin Ceder on Nov 15, 2018 11:06:09 AM

The arrival of fall’s cooler breezes marks the start of the admissions season at private schools across the country. For many families, this is a time to begin thinking about the educational needs of your child; and whether there is an option that would provide increased challenge, further breadth of experience, and ultimately an opportunity for their child to reach his or her potential.

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Topics: admissions

Mrs. D's Holiday Gift Guide for the Budding Artist

Posted by Karen Dispenziere on Nov 13, 2018 2:23:02 PM

With the holidays fast approaching we know as parents your focus and attention has turned to holiday planning and that includes shopping for gifts. 

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7 Tips To Prepare Your Child for Standardized Admissions Testing

Posted by Christine Williams on Oct 31, 2018 11:40:01 AM

One of the many pieces of the secondary school admissions process is a standardized admissions test.  These tests help admissions officers predict a student's ability to be successful in the school's program. Here are seven ways you can help prepare your child for a stress-free admissions testing experience.

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DIY Eric Carle Art Project

Posted by Karen Dispenziere on Oct 26, 2018 11:12:17 AM

In Peck's kindergarten, students study Eric Carle the author and in the art room they study Eric Carle the illustrator. Children are drawn to his colorful, imaginative illustrations and easily relate to his stories, which feature repetitive, predictable text and lovable characters inspired by creatures great and small. In honor of this, we have put together a dynamic, yet simple, DIY-project you can do at home with your budding artist.

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7 Tips to Help Your Child Prepare for Secondary School Interviews

Posted by Christine Williams on Oct 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM
You've chosen the schools your son or daughter is going to apply for. You've filled out the applications. Now it's time for the dreaded interview. We know this time can be stressful for both parent and student. So our Director of Secondary School Placement Christine Williams offers these seven tips to parents on how to help your child prepare for the all-important secondary school interview.
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