Welcome to the K5!

The K5 is an archive of videos and short blog posts aimed to help make your life as a parent easier. Created by educator Otis Kriegel, the videos address a number of different topics, from how to get out of the house on time to how to improve reading comprehension or prepare for a parent/teacher conference. The site is filled with easy to access information that was created to help you with many of the aspects of parenting an elementary school-age child. Browse, watch, read and enjoy

The Most Important Ten Minutes of the Year: Tips on How to Prepare for a Parent/Teacher Conference

It’s natural to get a little nervous before a Parent/Teacher Conference. And report card time is always stressful, for both parents and children. Our new video will provide some great tips to help you prepare yourself for your conference so you will know what to expect. Check it out.


November 1st, 2010

Where is the Best Place to do Homework?

It is always a battle getting kids to do their homework. This tips might help to make things go a little bit easier.

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Tips To Improve Reading Comprehension

Check out these tips to improve reading comprehension for kids in grades K-2.

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Don’t Weigh Them Down: What’s Important To Pack For A School Field Trip

Does your kid look like they’re getting ready to climb Mt. Everest when they leave the house for school field trips?  Check out this video for some quick tips on what to pack in their backpack for their next field trip, and what to leave at home.

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Always Late: How To Get Out Of The House On Time

Late everyday? Can’t seem to get out of the house on-time?  Watch this video to learn a few new tricks to get your kid to school on-time with less stress.

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Reading at Home: How to Use Environmental Print

Tricks on how to use print around your home to help improve reading and increase motivation.

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The K5 Videos:
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