For your Child

You’ve got one of the most demanding jobs on the planet. During the summer, it’s tempting to start planning for next year right away, but research says that taking a break is important. Here are a few ideas: Connect with your loved ones You expend so much energy on other people’s children. Your break is [...]
Students and their parents can write these together and upload them to their FreshGrade portfolio. Once an activity is in a portfolio, students and parents can look back on it anytime. My 2019/2020 year The best thing about this year was… My favourite thing to learn was… My recess memories are… Something that was hard [...]
Many summer camps may not happen this year, so we’ve put together a few resources, ideas, and activities for you to share. We’ve asked teachers for more ideas on our Facebook post(LINK), so if we get more, we may add them here.   For you and your artist! Paint from nature Make relaxation jars For [...]
Learning is sometimes equated with activities that end in an assignment that’s handed in. But teachers know that learning happens everywhere…and that sometimes the most valuable learning comes from everyday activities. Teachers, check out these five skills you can ask students and families to consider, capture, and upload to FreshGrade. When they post something, don’t [...]
Here are 5 ways to help protect your mental health—and the mental health of students and parents during these challenging times.   Start with you! Before you help anyone else, be calm and strong enough to validate, reassure, and support others. That means some honest check-ins and efforts to be sure you’re doing what you [...]
FreshGrade Blog to learn about 8 ways to ask your child about school
As a parent, you wear a thousand hats to your child. At home, your child is influenced by your actions, behaviours, and beliefs. Your encouragement and love will help cultivate curiosity, confidence, and a healthy attitude towards learning new things—for life. And when they get to school, they’ll bring everything they’ve learned into a classroom—to [...]
A Blog by FreshGrade - Why Parent Involvement is important for your child's success
As a parent, you wear a thousand hats to your child. At home, your child is influenced by your actions, behaviors, and beliefs. As your child grows and more time accumulates in the classroom, it’s important to stay involved in their learning. Ongoing parent engagement with teachers is important, so how and why should you [...]
Focus on Professional development for teachers this new years by taking freshgrade courses in our professional learning network!
This time of year, we race to get report cards done, organize end-of-year events, and communicate with parents. We’re masters of making sure our students, parents, colleagues, and administrators have what they need to successfully close the year and take a well-deserved break. And once the last day of class before the holiday break rolls [...]
Freshgrade's blog on how to show acts of kindness in the classroom
The holiday season is a perfect time to build a sense of community and purpose in your classroom. Every act of kindness is an opportunity to show your students that small things matter, even if they’re random acts of kindness. We’ve put together a few ideas your whole class can get involved with to make [...]

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