Writer’s Workshop for Grades 3rd – 5th

Students will become better writers by attending this writer’s workshop.  During the course, students will create a piece of writing by using the steps of the writing process and six traits.  They will create a rough draft, revise, edit and publish while focusing on sentence fluency, organization, grammar, ideas, voice and word choice.

Session A: 07/07/09 – 07/30/09             Session B: 08/04/09 – 08/27/09

Registration Deadline for Session A: 06/29/09

Registration Deadline for Session B: 07/24/09

Tuesdays and Thursdays

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Contact Haslett Community Education to register: 517-339-2665


June 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm Leave a comment

Cool Math! For grades 3rd – 5th

Math is more than just drills and worksheets.  So, in addition to greeting lots of practice with basic skills, students will also engage in many hands-on activities and games that make learning fun.  Geometry scavanger hunts, real-life applications of fractions, math bingo and manipulatives will be part of this workshop – plus much, much more.  Your child will have the opportunity to learn and practice basic math facts, fractions, geometry, area, perimeter, and volume in an engaging and meaningful way.

Session A: 07/07/09 – 07/30/09         Session B: 08/04/09 – 08/27/09

Registration Deadline for Session A: 06/29/09

Registration Deadline for Session B: 07/24/09

Tuesdays and Thursdays

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Contact Haslett Community Education to register: 517-339-2665

June 22, 2009 at 10:23 pm Leave a comment

Summer Science for Grades 2nd – 3rd and 4th – 5th.

A variety of science topics to spark a love for science.  Topics include outer space, your skeleton, rocks, water,life cycles of frog and butterfly, weather, earth, plants, animals, etc.  Many lessons will includehands-on and take-home projcts.  Every lesson will include a written summary to share with parents about that day’s lesson.  Each child will grow in knowledge, self-confidence, friendships, and HAVE FUN!  This class is 8 sessions long.

Session A:  07/06/09 – 07/29/09         Session B: 08/04/09 – 08/27/09

Mondays and Wednesdays

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Registration Deadline for Session A: 06/29/09

Registration Deadline for Session B: 08/24/09

Contact Haslett CommunityEducation to register: 517-339-2665

June 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm Leave a comment

Road to Reading Victory for Grades 2nd-3rd

This 8-lesson class engages kids in reading fun stories (fact fiction.)  He/she will learn to master vocabulary (through decoding), read expressively and accurately, improve comprehension, and enjoy reading!  Do not miss this positive, encouraging environment for the young reader who wants to sharpen skills and/or enhance his/her reading experience.

Session A: 07/06/09 – 07/29/09                Session B: 08/03/09 – 08/26/09

Registration Deadline for Session A: June 29th                   

Registration Deadline for Session B: July 24th

Mondays and Wednesdays

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


Contact Haslett Community Education to register: 517-339-2665

June 22, 2009 at 9:59 pm Leave a comment

9 Steps to help your child deal with academic stress

According to Directions for Mental Health student anxiety and stress is on the rise. Students have to cope with divorce, family conflict, changes in school, peer pressure, domestic violence, etc. Even more, this stress and anxiety can interfere with academic performance

Kids Health says there are 9 steps for helping your children cope with their stress.

  1. Notice
    It’s important to let your children know when you notice something is bothering them. However, Kids Health says not to accuse them, but show sympathy and understanding. Saying things like, “is there something at school, that seems to make you feel bad?”
  2. Listen
    When your child tells you what’s wrong, you need to listen. Don’t lecture or judge, listen until your child is done –this gives you time to hear the whole story.
  3. Comment
    It’s important to comment on what it is you think your child is feeling, but make your comments short and sympathetic. That way, you let your children feel that you understand them, and you are more able to help support them.
  4. Label
    Children are not always able to put words to their emotions, so it’s important to label the feelings that your children experience. As a result, children develop emotional awareness, which helps them deal with stress later on.
  5. Help Them Think
    Help your child think about ways to address the stressor that is making them stressed. Ask your child to come up with ideas, and always support them — you can add your own ideas, too.
  6. Listen and Move
    Sometimes all your child really needs is to be listened to. If that’s the case, listen to them and show you understand. Then, leave it alone and change the subject.
  7. Limit Stress
    Children and their families are involved in so many activities, if you know that a particular stressor is causing your children to stress, remove it. It’s okay to limit the activities that your children are involved in.
  8. Be There
    It’s very important to let your children know you are there for them. Even if they don’t want to talk, they will feel better knowing you are there for them when they do. Let your children know you want to spend time with them, by suggesting stress-free activities, like walking through the park together.
  9. Patience
    This is important, you can’t fix everything. What you can do is help your children become good problem solvers. This way when problems come their way they are able to solve them on their own.

    March 14, 2009 at 1:10 am Leave a comment

Academic Expectiations in Schools: Students May Need Tutors.

Lori Schaibly, Owner and Educational Director of Rise and Shine Tutoring, gives some reasons for why private tutoring is beneficial.

“With the increased expectations and curriculum requirements facing today’s students, it’s not unusual for some students to need a little more extra instructional time to grasp the material. One-on-one instruction is the best way for a student to receive personal attention and to ask questions that they might otherwise be intimidated to ask in a large group.

“In this day of very busy lifestyles having a tutor accommodate a parent’s schedule and come to them, makes it an even better solution. Parents don’t have to be the one to run their child to yet one more activity and considering the price of gas and the difficulty of fighting rush hour traffic, this type of personal touch service makes it very convenient and affordable.

“It’s important to consider that when a weak foundation goes unnoticed in the early stages, it wont be long before the whole building collapses (and academic troubles occur), leaving the student and parent disappointed and frustrated.”

March 14, 2009 at 12:23 am Leave a comment

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