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Problem Solving 101

Problem Solving 101

One thing is certain in our future: we will always face problems. While not always easy, we do have options when we face a problem: give in or find a solution. At Almond Acres, we obviously believe that finding a solution is the best way to approach a problem. We know...

4 Tips to Stop the Summer Slide

4 Tips to Stop the Summer Slide

Ahhhhh summer. A break from the school year routine that parents both long for and worry about: the sweet silence of the alarm clock, lunch boxes that stay tucked away in cupboards and the concern that children might lose the academic gains they worked so hard...

Engaging Our Senses

Engaging Our Senses

Kids and teachers, alike, love field trips! At Almond Acres, we get students out into our community and natural world as often as possible, not only because it’s fun, but because it enhances our learning.  Why might a lesson experienced on a field trip be so much more...

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Over the past 5 weeks we re-minded our kids about the five character traits that make us TeRiFFC citizens (being trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, and caring). This week we begin the development of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. These habits help us to be and become leaders. The first habit is Be Proactive. Ask your child what the hand signal is. The premise of the habit is that we have the power to

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Time management is a misnomer. We manage what we do, we don’t manage our time. Time is what it is; seconds, minutes, hours… there is no stopping it. Our success and happiness are dependent on what we do with our time. Making choices about what we do with each hour is...

Speaking with Clarity and Precision

Speaking with Clarity and Precision

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and lightning bug.Mark Twain Yup, ya, nope, uh huh, like, um, er, ya know, uh, … Sound familiar? When we feel confused or are searching for the right word, we may use...