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The Guidance Counselor at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School provides short-term individual and small group guidance lessons that address academic and personal success. The Counselor provides classroom guidance lessons that include respect, bullying, conflict resolution/problem solving, study skills/test taking skills, and character education.  Communication between the Guidance Counselor and parents is vital. If you have a concern about your child, please call or email.

  Name Title Contact
Nikki Curliss Curliss, Nikki Guidance Counselor 919-657-4800
Avoid the 'Summer Slide'
09/28/2016 11:25 AM CST

How to Avoid the Brain Drain over the Summer

According to the National Education Association (NEA), parents need to encourage reading all summer. Take your child to the library for her/him to pick out books according to what they like to read. Before going on vacation, pick out travel books and audio books to listen to while travelling.

Web Resources for Online Learning:

www.greatschools.org : articles, worksheets, tips for preschool – high school

www.funbrain.com: math, reading, puzzles, games

www.summerskills.com: $$ preschool-high school, math, languages, study skills,

www.khanacademy.org: a global classroom, k-8th

www.sheppardsoftware.com: games, activities, lessons for elementary and middle school

www.gcflearnfree.org: computer training, technology, lessons, career, and life lessons

www.barnesandnoble.com: free summer reading program for all age

http://stmm-nc.cmstemp.com/school/academics/technology.cfm

code.org: offers free one-hour tutorials on coding

Fun and Interactive Ideas and Games:

  • Deck of cards: used as flashcards/game of war
  • Sidewalk chalk math problems, spelling words
  • Library programs, free books, audio books
  • Museum programs
  • Board games: Yahtzee, Boggle, etc
  • License plate game: math and states
  • Crafts for fine motor skills
  • Workbooks: 5 Below
  • Kids cook night: theme nights learn about different countries
  • Daily journals about summer vacation
  • Volunteer programs
  • Research High Schools for options
  • Parks programs: visit parks, register for programs
  • A-Z games: items in the grocery store
  • Missing items games
  • Plant a garden
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