How To Avoid ‘Back To School’ Blues!

You know your summer vacation was perfect when you slept until you wanted to; ate whenever you felt like; went out to play; and had a whole lot of fun with family and friends. But the vacation has now ended and it’s time to go ‘back to school’!

The initial few days of getting back to the grind can be strenuous. New surroundings, classes, teachers, schedule etc. can be sometimes difficult to deal with. It is very important to ease into the routine rather than getting pushed into it.

To help develop the interest back to studies after a vacation, you must make sure that you are adept with your daily schedules first. Here are a few things to remember as you prepare to get back to school!

Ease Into The School Routine:

Try getting into the routine according to the school schedule a few days before the actual start date. This includes getting up early, getting ready, having enough time for breakfast before rushing out to the car or the school bus. This practice makes it easier to adapt to the new timings and will help to make the first day of the school go much smoother.

Pack Right:

Make sure you get in school with everything you might need. Make sure you have the basic stationary and supplies in your backpack such as pens, pencils, notebooks, erasers, water bottle etc. Also look for any required forms, class schedule, bus schedule, campus map etc. and bring it along.

Meet New People:

On your first day back to school, you will see a lot of new faces in the campus. It is not uncommon for a child to be overwhelmed by the sudden change which includes new teachers, new students, new class etc. The best way to cope with this is to reach early on the day and try to interact with fellow students, teachers and staff. They are more than willing to talk as they are in the same situation as you are! Go early and make some new friends.

Plan Ahead:

The first day of the school might mean that a lot of information is being passed to you such as, the class schedule, the plan of action, instructions on the rules and regulations, break timings etc. Try to mark all important dates in a calendar and take notes on other important information as they will help you keep up to the task. And not fall behind the schedule in any way. 


Now, that you have taken care of the above, it is time to get going. School is the most important time of your lives. Learning new skills, achieving academic success, developing soft skills etc. are part and parcel of school and you must try to make the best of it.

Note For Parents: At Aloha Mind Math Canada, students can learn and develop mental math abilities. New and improved Abacus learning technique is taught to students which gives them the ability to calculate mentally without any help of calculators! This not only helps with their analytical skills, but also helps to improve concentration and confidence.

Admissions are now open for our various locations. Please call 1-844 88-ALOHA (25642) or 604-597-8663 for more information. You can also fill out an admissions inquiry form here.


After School Program Surrey

ALOHA National Competition at Mirage Banquet Hall

You’re invited!

Join us on March 5th for our National Competition at

Mirage Banquet Hall

(#201-17767 64 Ave surrey B.C.)

Doors open at 11am

Hope to see you there!

Left Brain Vs. Right Brain – Which Part of Brain Are You?

Left Brain Vs. Right Brain – Which Part of Brain Are You?

Our brain is divided into two hemispheres from the middle. And surprisingly each of the part is distinct from the other. They have different functions and response. The picture below might give you an idea about what the two sides are made to do. And there’s much more of it.

Which part of brain are you?
Well, you might come across some strange weird words, they are just some biological terms. Don’t run away. We will keep this simple.

The lateralization of brain function refers to how some neural functions, or cognitive processes tend be more dominant in one hemisphere than the other. The medial longitudinal fissure separates thehuman brain into two distinct cerebral hemispheres, connected by the corpus callosum. Although the macrostructure of the two hemispheres appear to be almost identical, different composition of neuronal networks allow for specialized function that is different in each hemisphere. – Wikipedia

Corpus callosum, is this an English word? Biological terms. The corpus callosum connects the two hemispheres of the brain and allows them to communicate. It acts as a intermediate or interface.
Which part of brain are you?

What are the functions of left-brain? How does it work? And what happens if it’s disabled? You might have a lot of questions roaming in your mind, are the questions coming from the right side or the left? Haha, relax.

The left-brain

Which part of brain are you?

Left-hemisphere controls the muscles on the right side of your body. A person who is “left-brained” is often said to be more logical, analytical, and objective.

The left-side of the brain is considered to be adept at tasks that involve logic, language, and analytical thinking. The left-brain is described as being better at:

  • Language
  • Logic
  • Critical thinking
  • Numbers
  • Reasoning

The right-side

Which part of brain are you?

The right hemisphere controls the muscles on the left side of your body. The right hemisphere is mainly in charge of spatial abilities, face recognition and processing music.

Right side of the brain can be characterized by the following abilities :

  • Recognizing faces
  • Expressing emotions
  • Music
  • Reading emotions
  • Color
  • Images
  • Intuition
  • Creativity

Which part of brain are you?

It is not merely left vs right. It is complex. For example, some people throw a ball with their right hand but write with their left. Being right-brained is not superior tan being left-brained. What is important is to be aware that there are different ways of thinking, and by knowing what your natural preference is, you can pay attention to your less dominant side to improve the same. For example, by consciously using the right side of our brain, we can be more creative. More so , because left brain strategies are the ones used most often in the classroom, right brain students sometimes feel neglected.

By activating the power of both hemispheres, a child will be able to retain knowledge better and become proficient in any subject, especially math.

Research by Michael Gazzaniga and Roger Wolcott Sperry in the 1960s on split-brain patients led to an even greater understanding. Split-brain patients are patients who have undergone corpus callosotomy (usually as a treatment for severe epilepsy), a severing of a large part of the corpus callosum.-Wikipedia

When the callosum is cut, there is reduction in the communication between the two hemispheres. This affects in a wide way. And this has helped in understanding and analyzing the working of both the hemispheres.

The brain carefully balances and assigns control of certain functions to each side it’s all nature’s way of ensuring that the brain ultimately splits up tasks to maximize efficiency.


Let your child explore the power of Abacus + Science Projects + Arts & Craft this summer.

ALOHA Mississauga offers Summer Camp for kids  5 – 13 years.
Location: 512 Bristol Road W, Unit 9, Mississauga, ON
Tel: (905) 267 5577

Camp Details:

Camp – 1
Date: 4th July – 8th July
Time: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Program Details: Abacus Fun Math (2 hrs), Science Projects (1 hr) and Arts and Craft (1 hr)
Maximum Capacity: 8 Kids

Camp – 2
Date: 11th July – 15th July
Time: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Program Details: Abacus Fun Math (2 hrs), Science Projects (1 hr) and Arts and Craft (1 hr)
Maximum Capacity: 8 Kids

Camp – 3
Date: 18th July – 22nd July
Time: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Program Details: Abacus Fun Math (2 hrs), Science Projects (1 hr) and Arts and Craft (1 hr)
Maximum Capacity: 8 Kids




FREE MARCH BREAK PROGRAM – Abacus Math Week Awareness Program

Abacus Math Week Awareness Program.

Learn about the Power of Abacus Training

Program Duration: 14th (Mon) March – 18th (Fri) March

Class Schedule: One and Half hour each day

Timings: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon  / 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

Please call and confirm your seat: Mississauga: (905) 267 5577  and Brampton: (905)-454-3666

New Classes Starting April 4, 2016 at Ray Shepherd Elementary School and Semiahmoo Trail Elementary School

New Classes starting on

Ray Shepherd Elementary School  
1650 136 St, Surrey, BC V4A 4E

Start Date: 4th (Mon) April, 2016
Time: 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Semiahmoo Trail Elementary School  
3040 145a St, Surrey, BC V4P 1P8

Start Date: 4th (Mon) April, 2016
Time: 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm



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