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The love of language

At Blue Ivey School, we believe exposing children to a second language plays an important part in their development. We start with American Sign Language for our youngest students and add a weekly Spanish class once they enter Preschool 2. Research shows learning a second language boosts critical thinking ability, problem-solving and listening skills, and […]

By |January 21st, 2020|Curriculum, Parenting|Comments Off on The love of language

Weathering the weather

The holidays are over and the new year has begun, but sometimes all those festivities leave us feeling drained and even a little sad. It doesn’t help that the winter days are shorter and cloudier than our typical warm Texas weather. Here are a few ideas to put a little spring in your step, even […]

By |January 16th, 2020|Parenting|Comments Off on Weathering the weather

New year, new habit

Happy New Year! It’s that time of year when many of us make resolutions – from losing weight to eating healthier and exercising more. Websites, social media and magazines tout the advantages of getting organized. Teaching your child how to help and giving them responsibilities will help make your life easier and teach them valuable […]

By |January 5th, 2020|Parenting|Comments Off on New year, new habit

Music … it’s good for the brain

Those beautiful little voices. Those silly little antics. Whether you’re the parent of the child who steals the show or the parent of the child who doesn’t sing a word of the songs they’ve been belting out at home for weeks, watching your child in a musical performance can simply steal your heart. Musical performances […]

By |December 17th, 2019|Parenting|Comments Off on Music … it’s good for the brain

Gift idea

Still have holiday shopping to do? Experts say shy away from the iPads and electronics and try to look for toys that encourage interaction and imagination. It’s a philosophy we’ve held at Blue Ivey School from the beginning. Click here to read more. 

By |December 10th, 2019|Parenting|Comments Off on Gift idea

Sharing the spirit

Have you seen those stars on the window at Blue Ivey School? Each one of those will help provide Christmas to a needy child. If you’ve already grabbed one, please return it by Monday, December 8. If you haven’t, please consider doing so as it’s a perfect time to teach your child about giving. Want […]

By |December 5th, 2019|Parenting|Comments Off on Sharing the spirit

Giving thanks

At Blue Ivey School, we are thankful for the opportunity to teach your children each day. We surveyed our staff to find out what tops their thankful list this season.

Ms. Hamilton, Director: friends, family and Starbucks

Ms. Christi, Preschool 2: my job, my family

Mr. Lance, Cook: life and its many challenges and blessings

Remember, Blue Ivey School […]

By |November 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Giving thanks

Teaching gratitude

As we move through the month of November, it’s time to reflect on all we have. Teaching children an attitude of gratitude doesn’t just make them nicer people, it also helps reduce stress levels, increase empathy and can even make them more successful later in life. Read here to find out the important ways giving […]

By |November 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Teaching gratitude

Fighting hunger

Many of us our lucky to never know what it means to be truly hungry. Unfortunately, more than 37 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including more than 11 million children, according to FeedingAmerica.org. During this season of thanks, Blue Ivey School invites you to join us in feeding our local community. You drop […]

By |November 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fighting hunger

More trick than treat

We’ve all suffered with poor Charlie Brown, watching him get a bag full of rocks on It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, but let’s face it, some of us would rather eat rocks than some of those things that ended up in our treat bags. Our staff weighed in on their least favorite sugary treats. […]

By |October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on More trick than treat