Manhattan/Hermosa/Redondo Beach Schools Open House!!

April 25th, 2013

April 23 2013

It’s a busy night! Here’s the evening at a glance.

MBMS, 4:45 – 7:30 pm

4:45 Book Fair will be open, Staff Lunch Room behind MPR

5:25 PTA Meeting, all welcome! MPR

6:00 Classroom visits

Study Hut Office Manager Sam and Co-Owner SP attended the Open House and passed out fliers and talked about the Study Hut and upcoming summer enrichment programs that we offer.

The students at Manhattan Beach Middle School got out early from school yesterday so that the teachers could prepare and set up for open house.

At open houses, parents can talk to the teachers about how the year is going and see what projects and work the students have done throughout the year.

For Redondo Beach schoools, Paris Middle School is having their open house tomorrow on April 25th.

The Activities for the open house at Paris Middle School:

Scholastic Book Fair in the Library

 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. Hot Dog BBQ for

Incoming Parents and Students

Enjoy listening to our Jazz Band

5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. PTSA

Opportunity Drawing – Gym

6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m. Visit Classrooms

For Adams Middle School Open House (here’s what it says on their website)

Adams Middle School Open House Night

Please join us for Open House on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm.  Open House is a great way to see all the amazing things going on in your child’s classroom, other teachers’ rooms, and to connect with Adams families.  Dismissal will be at 12:29 p.m. on this day.

Here is the schedule for the evening:

5:30 – 7:00   Taco Cart and Shave Ice cart               Eagle Quad

5:30 – 6:30   Band Performance                              Eagle Quad

5:30 – 8:00   Book Fair                                           Room #5

5:30 – 8:00   Hands On Art Show                            Library

5:30 – 8:00   Science Fair projects                          Cafeteria

6:00 – 7:30   Classroom Visitations

7:00             Science Fair Winners Announced        Eagle Quad

Hermosa Valley School’s Open House is not until May 30th 

Summer Enrichment

July 18th, 2012

Summer enrichment at Study Hut Manhattan Beach is filled with active, student-centered learning activities that get the kids out of their seats and thinking outside of the box. One of my elementary school students is entering first grade at Pacific this fall. Like most six year olds, he has an attention span of less than five minutes…maybe 30 seconds…so every few minutes we change up the routine! He practices his sight words by writing on a whiteboard, stamping the words with ink and a stamp pad, and even by jumping up and down as he spells the words out loud. For math practice he goes around to the Study Hut tutors taking polls so he can work on tally marks. This not only improves his math skills, but also gives him an opportunity to practice math in an applicable setting and see its importance to everyday life. These activities also help him to develop social skills. In addition to the social math activities, he also greets the Manhattan Crew every afternoon session using appropriate eye contact and asking follow up questions. Probably the highlight of the sessions for him is his sticker chart. He earns stickers throughout our study sessions and keeps track of them on a graph. Yesterday he told me, “I like Study Hut, it’s fun here!” I told him, “Yes, Study Hut is a lot of fun because learning is fun!” He smiled and walked out the door to show off the Star Student Award he had just earned during our session. At Study Hut, the students are at the center of everything of we do.

Getting back in the Swing of Fall

August 2nd, 2011

School starts in a month! It’s time to dust the cobwebs off the mind and start easing back into school mode. Summer vacation provides more than enough time to forget last year’s math and science, and when class begins in September, things get hectic fast. New material, homework assignments, and projects are given immediately, so it is best to hit the ground running. Any student would greatly benefit from spending time reviewing old material and getting a head start on new stuff before the school year begins.

Even after two months off, teachers expect their students to remember what they learned the year before and continue building and expanding on it this year. For instance, it is assumed that Algebra 2 students are proficient at simplifying radical expressions, factoring, and solving two-step equations from day one of class. These are all skills learned in Algebra 1, but they can easily get rusty after an extended break. Summer is a perfect time for a refresher before everything kicks into high gear.

Summer is also a good opportunity for a brief introduction to next year’s material. Student’s who have had previous exposure tend to perform exponentially better. Although it is impossible to touch on every topic for the upcoming year, it’s often enough to get the mind jogging with an abbreviated preview.

Study Skills

June 30th, 2009

Having worked at The Study Hut for the past few years, I have learned quite a bit regarding the effects of study habits on students’ success in school. Developing a solid studying and time management routine at a young age can be one of the most important things a student can do for his or her educational career. I believe that by being effective at studying and being able to wisely mange your time, you will have positive results in both the short and long run. A college professor once told me that “Education is an attitude, not an IQ”, and as the more years that go by, the more he said made sense to me. Students that know how to efficiently approach learning will always have more success than the ones that don’t. It is as simple as that.

At Study Hut Tutoring, we understand this principle and place a high value not just on learning, but learning the proper way. The key to all of this is to stimulate the brain in as many ways as possible, so that when students are asked to recall information, typically via an exam, the brain has built enough strong neuron connections to quickly and easily pull information from it.

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