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How to Help Your Child Succeed in Kindergarten

By Commonwealth Charter Academy / 05.03.2022

As your child prepares to start school, you want to help your child succeed in any way you can. Ultimately, kindergarten is a foundational stepping stone in your child’s education. When children begin learning fundamental principles and get a positive experience, they’re more likely to continue thriving in school. In kindergarten, children have the opportunity […]

What does it mean to educate the whole child?

What Does It Mean to Educate the “Whole Child?”

By Commonwealth Charter Academy / 04.26.2022

Have you heard of the term “educating the whole child?” It may sound like a buzzword, but the concept has been around for a long time, and many schools and other institutions are increasingly leaning into this idea and bringing it into the mainstream. Educating the whole child is a far more holistic approach to […]

How to Teach Your Child Positive Thinking

How to Teach Your Child Positive Thinking

By Commonwealth Charter Academy / 04.19.2022

Sometimes, it’s challenging to see the glass half full. However, developing a positive mindset is beneficial for self-image and the ability to tackle new experiences. This is especially important for children who are learning new things every day.  As a parent, you want to give your child the tools to succeed. Negative thoughts can creep […]

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How to Make Friends in Online School

By Commonwealth Charter Academy / 04.12.2022

Friendships are an essential part of life, especially while in school. As students help guide each other through problems, celebrate together when they’re successful and share in the experience of learning, they have a chance to forge close bonds with one another. These relationships are a necessary part of growing up, as they help children […]

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What Age Should Your Child Start Kindergarten?

By Commonwealth Charter Academy / 04.05.2022

Many parents question what is the right age for kindergarten, but the answer isn’t as simple as a single number. Several factors go into kindergarten readiness, but you shouldn’t decide to enter your child into kindergarten lightly, since it may be crucial to your child’s future academic and career success. What Age Do Kids Usually […]

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Are Online Classes Harder Than Traditional Classes?

By Commonwealth Charter Academy / 03.29.2022

When comparing online class vs. traditional class, the difficulty level is often a factor both students and parents consider. Is online school harder than traditional school? There are certainly some differences between these two schooling options, but they may be more similar than you realize when it comes to difficulty. The right level of academic […]

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How to Build a Rube Goldberg Machine

By Commonwealth Charter Academy / 03.22.2022

If you want to help your child have fun, exercise their creativity, and learn about simple machines, why not help them create a Rube Goldberg machine? This post will explain what these machines are and share some easy Rube Goldberg machine ideas to help you get started. What Is a Rube Goldberg Machine? To understand […]

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What Is Project-Based Learning?

By Commonwealth Charter Academy / 03.15.2022

If you’re somewhat familiar with project-based learning (PBL), you know this educational framework is a departure from the norm. You may wonder about the purpose of project-based learning and whether it’s effective. We’ll answer these questions and more as we explain this unique approach to teaching and how it can engage students in exciting ways. […]

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The History of Online Learning

By Commonwealth Charter Academy / 03.08.2022

As technology has evolved, we’ve found new, effective ways to harness it for one of life’s most important tasks — education. So, when did online school start, and how has it become as popular as it is today? Online learning has been around in some form for over half a century. Educators and learners today […]

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How to Ease Your Child’s Transition From Middle to High School

By Commonwealth Charter Academy / 03.01.2022

Starting high school is an exciting event in a child’s life, but it can also be a daunting transition. Unlike the move from one middle school grade to the next, this transition can mean a whole new school building, new teachers, new classmates, and notably more challenging material. We’re here to help with the transition […]

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