All posts by Keir Mercer, BDS First Grade Teacher

How to empower your child through chores

As kids grow up, they still like to help, but we as adults sometimes become so accustomed to doing things for our children that we forget that they are fully capable of doing things for themselves. 
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Get to know us: Meet First Grade Teacher Keir Mercer!

If you've been following our blog or social media, then you know that we're introducing you to each one of the talented and dedicated professionals that make up Overland Park’s Brookridge Day...
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Conflict resolution for first graders

  Our Brookridge Day School first grade class spent the month of October learning about conflict resolution.  Each week we focused on a different aspect of conflicts and resolutions and how to...
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8 simple things you can to do combat the “summer slide”

“Summer slide” is when students lose some of the achievements that they have gained over the previous school year.  This happens when children do not engage in educational activities during the...
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Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

All too often I see children coming to school who yawn, put their head on their desks, lay down on the floor, etc.  As a parent, I know that schedules and routines are important to our children.  I...
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