Study Tips for Exams

Greenwood School exams begin on Monday May 16 and run through Tuesday May 24. Below are some tips to help you to do your best and ace that test.  Remember that doing a good job on exams will ensure a successful conclusion to the 2015-2016 school year.     What You Need To Know Find out whatever you can about …

The End is Near But Not Yet Here: How to Finish the School Year Strong

  Springtime is like no other time of year.  The warm weather and seemingly longer days beckon us outdoors  and the temptation to slack off on school work may be overwhelming with the end of the school year finally in sight.  If you detect a bit of this particular strain of spring fever in your student  keep in mind that, …

Chores Can Teach Common Virtues to Children

We all know that assigning chores to children is a smart and effective way to instill virtuous behavior. Virtues such as consideration, sacrifice, and humility come to mind. In fact, there are numerous virtues to be learned by being responsible for chores. For example, children learn that they are part of something bigger than themselves, that they have important contributions …

Dyslexie Font: Online Reading Tool For Those With Dyslexia

Dyslexia Font is a  print and electronic font designed to be easily read by those with dyslexia. The theory behind Dyslexie Font is that when text characters are distinctive it’s unlikely that they will be confusing to read. According to Dyslexiefont.com,  “traditional fonts are designed solely from an aesthetic point of view which  means they often have characteristics that make …

Greenwood Open House

Please spread the word about Greenwood School’s Open House Wednesday, January 27th  from 1:00 pm till 6:00 pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students and faculty to showcase the  Greenwood School  mission and how effectively it is carried out.     Classrooms are open and visitors will be able to observe multisensory learning in real time. After dismissal,  Open …

October is ADHD Awareness Month

    October 1-31 is officially ADHD awareness month.  The theme for 2015 is the “Many Faces of ADHD” which,  according to the ADHD Awareness fact sheet, “was chosen to reflect current research on the breadth and scale of this brain based disorder.” The  ADHD official website lists the following  top 5 reasons to support ADHD Awareness Month.  To download …

Back to School Homework Plan

Taking a proactive approach to student success is what Greenwood School is all about. We want to help you, as parents, to give your student every opportunity to succeed in school. As we get settled into the new school year keep in mind that research shows that students who have support at home do better academically. One thing that you …

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! It was great to see returning and new students at Student Orientation meeting their teachers and finding their way to homeroom and classes. Our first Acclimation Day for new students was a beneficial experience and many new families expressed positive feedback about the half day program. It is so rewarding to see returning students …

Supporting Your Child Living With ADHD

A recent article from the NAMI Website, Parenting Children Living with ADHD: Tips for Parents, offers ways to deal with some of the challenges kids with ADHD have from experiencing difficulty with peer relationships to not listening or following through with instructions. A summary of the article’s recommendations for supporting children living with ADHD follows. Maintain a positive attitude. Focus …

Dyslexie Font: Developed To Make Reading Easier For Those With Dyslexia

Dyslexia Font is a print and electronic font designed to be easily read by those with dyslexia. The theory behind Dyslexie Font is that when text characters are distinctive it’s unlikely that they will be confusing to read. According to Dyslexiefont.com, “traditional fonts are designed solely from an aesthetic point of view which means they often have characteristics that make …