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Five Fantastic Finds For Families - 6/2022

June Edition 2022

Williams Educational Consultants shares five educational topics that offer wisdom, guidance, and fun for the entire family on the fourth Friday of every month!

5 Wise Words From Wendy:

1. Prepare. July is a great month to design or revamp your study area at home. A fresh look can help you improve your focus and create excitement for your future. Spend a few days cooling off indoors by painting a desk, decorating walls, installing shelves, or reorganizing.

2. Plan. Connect with an older student who can give insight into your upcoming year. Asking questions about the teacher, coursework, and test will help you plan.

3. Relax. July is a fantastic time to get some R&R! Do something relaxing this month so that you are rested and ready for fall. Sit by the pool, watch a movie or read a book. All of these activities can help you relax. Personally, I love how my son's baseball team takes July off to relax and regroup.

4. Support. Parents create a summer countdown to help your student know how many days remain in the summer break. A school countdown can be positive and fun. The countdown can include shopping for clothes, school items, or your upcoming athletic season.

5. Love. It's a good time for your student to take the free online assessment, 5 Love Languages. Identifying their love language can help rising seniors with ideas for a personal statement or lower classmen to think about their future activity list.

4 Current Conversations: Here are some great topics that create some of the hottest current conversations:

1. The Ohio State University trademarks a word - Check this out!

2. Higher Ed's enrollment crash is not just from COVID.

3. University of Missouri's site explains scholarship eligibility. Great place to understand specifically what to look for at each of your student's college.

4. What are the hottest salary by educational level?

3 School Snippets: Colleges often give advice on their sites:

1. Check out Emory's blog on Early Decision.

2. Need a great resource for College Campus Vists? Check out Liberty's example!

3. Colleges That Change Lives is a wonderful organization with a lot of great information including upcoming tours.

2 Private School Plugs: A section to focus on local private schools in metro Atlanta:

1. Check out Woodward's comprehensive summer program.

2. Have you ever wanted to learn more about what a Christian education means in school?

1 Recipe Randomness:

Fresh Herb Potato Salad

· 3 pounds red new potatoes

· ¼ cup red wine vinegar

· 3 tbsps whole grain Dijon mustard

· ½ cup olive oil

· 6 scallions, chopped

· ½ cup chopped parsley

· ¼ cup chopped dill

· Salt and pepper

Place the potatoes in a large stockpot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to cool. When cool, cut the potatoes in half.

Combine the vinegar and mustard in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil.

Add the potatoes to the vinaigrette, and mix gently but thoroughly. Toss in the scallions, parsley and dill. Salt and pepper to taste.

Have a safe, fun celebration on July 4th!

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