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2 Myths and 3 Benefits of Small Class Sizes

Did you know research shows that smaller class sizes improve students’ academic performance and their engagement during class? Students in small classes generally score better on standardized testing and tend to be one or two months ahead in content knowledge. They interact more with their teacher and behave better, meaning the teacher spends less time […]

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What We’re Reading: Fifth and Sixth Grade Classroom

Welcome to What We’re Reading, a blog series where we talk about the books Hampton Lutheran School teachers are reading out loud in their classrooms. Our first blog in the series features Mrs. Carnoali’s fifth and sixth grade classroom. What are you reading right now? Fifth and sixth grade is reading The Man Who Loved […]

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5 Sites to Help Your Child Master Keyboarding Skills

Kids practice keyboarding at school, so they don’t need to practice it at home…right? While it may seem like your child gets plenty of practice typing at school, he needs to practice at home, too, if he wants to master the skill. Much like studying for a test, kids learn better if they practice a […]

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5 Steps to Helping Your Kid Talk to Adults Confidently

It can be scary to talk to adults. After all, they’re several feet taller than kids and use words kids don’t know. But talking to adults is an important skill for kids to learn. Learning how to talk to adults guides kids into maturity in their discussions with peers. Talking to adults requires an understanding […]

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6 Reasons Why Memory Work Is Important for Your Child

First through sixth graders at Hampton Lutheran all memorize Bible verses, prayers, or sections of Luther’s Small Catechism each week. While learning a new string of words each week may seem like a chore to your child (and you), we believe that exercising and expanding children’s memory is very important—especially memorizing important words of the […]

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5 Ways to Preserve Your Child’s Art

If you’ve got a child in school, you probably already know how much adorable artwork your child creates—and also how much space it takes up. You want to hold onto as much of it as possible, but you also can’t keep every single thing. Luckily, there’s a few ways to preserve your child’s art without […]

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4 Fun Ways to Exercise as a Family

Your kids need exercise outside of their gym classes and recess at school. Children older than six need at least an hour each day of moderate or vigorous physical activity. And you should exercise, too—the Department of Health and Human Services recommends that adults get 20 minutes each day of moderate exercise or 75 minutes […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Eclipse Safety

The eclipse is coming! If you haven’t heard, on Aug. 21, Hampton will be a prime location to view a total solar eclipse, something the United States hasn’t seen since 1979. As you watch the skies in anticipation, make sure to keep yourself and your family safe from the dangers of staring at the sun. […]

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