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Summer slide kathryn leslie

Preventing the Summer Slide

As your children create their bucket lists to fill those lazy days of summer, be sure to include some activities to help avoid the dreaded “summer slide.” This term refers to the loss of academic skills over the summer.In fact, studies have shown... Read More

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Eden Woolley House and Township of Ocean Museum

The Township of Ocean recently celebrated the 170th anniversary of its founding. To mark this event on Feb. 21, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon gave the mayor and council a digital reproduction of the first recorded hand-drawn map of the... Read More

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To Grade or Not To Grade: Sparking Intrinsic Motivation

Leaders in the field of education have spent lots of time addressing the question of assessment, standardized testing and reporting grades. Why? Because they believe grades motivate. Many educators are rethinking this theory and consider it shortsighted.... Read More

Day Trip to New Jersey Festival of Ballooning 

If you’d like a day trip suggestion that will take you up, up and away, then look no further because there is a perfect opportunity coming up soon that rises above all the rest! From July 26 through July 28, you will have three days from which to choose... Read More

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Celebrating the Start of Summer

I get giddy with the bounty of fresh produce that early summer brings to food markets. Everything seems crisper, brighter, more flavorful, and our daily dining becomes more focused on fruits and vegetables. One of my favorite ways to highlight the colors... Read More

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Middletown’s Chloe Hoban Shares Messages of Kindness

Each month our young authors write, in their own voice, stories that will educate and inform fellow students and parents. If you are a teen who would like to write your story, contact The Journal. We’ll help you polish it up, so don’t worry, let’s... Read More

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Best Things to Buy in May

Over the last few months, we have covered many different tips and tricks to help you save money throughout your life. We’ve covered saving on weddings, how to save every day, and even how to save on your gardening. But one of the easiest ways is to... Read More

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Summer Concerts in Monmouth County

Summer, for at least some of us, is a season to feel free: free from school, from work, from cold weather, from layers of clothes and from routine. In many towns up and down the Jersey Shore, it is also a time to enjoy free entertainment at summer concerts. The... Read More

Mother's day Breakfast Joyce Venezia Suss

Making Breakfast for Mom on Mother’s Day

Cooking breakfast for Mom on Mother’s Day is a time-honored tradition in many families. It can be as fun and simple as Dad and the kids preparing Mom a fun Egg in a Hole – perhaps even served to her on a tray in bed. Or it can be a lovely sit-down... Read More

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Adventures Await in Monmouth County Parks

Choose your own adventure and explore the great outdoors as you visit some of our local parks this spring and summer. Monmouth County is home to a wide variety of parks and playgrounds that will keep your family busy and engaged at no cost to you while... Read More