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Posts tagged ‘Kids’
Koi No Bori art class. These traditional Japanese fish kites celebrate “Boy’s Day” in May: but making them is fun for everyone all year long!
We sure had fun!!
Might as well teach it right the first time!!!! Here are links to two of my favorite spelling sites!!!
This is a really great resource for parents/teachers. Covers Spelling, PLUS Reading, Reading Comprehension, and some Grammar for grades 1-5. FREE!!!!!
And this one, Spelling City, even has an iPad App.!! Lots of games, good teaching, predefined word lists, animations. Oh, and did I mention it’s FREE?
Summary: ClickScholar Esther recommended this commercial website that offers “The World’s Fastest and Easiest Method to Learn the 100 Basic Multiplication Facts” for FREE! As explained at the website, “The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System is the world’s leading commercially-successful memory system…for elementary education to the field of medicine.”
Description: You can access the full multiplication course (offered as a public service) that is presented through videos and accompanied by practice worksheets.
When you get to the site you’ll see an introduction. Click on “Click to Start the Course.” A new page opens with some tips for how to achieve success with the course. Click on “Click to Begin Lesson One Video.” A new page opens where you can watch the first instructional video and download the activity sheets.
Then, continue the course that uses mnemonic devices to improve memory retention of the “Times Tables” at your own pace.
When you have completed all 26 lessons, you can print out a “Final Exam” to test what you’ve learned.
Of course, you’ll see an occasional pitch for the company’s learning and memory software as you make your way through the course. But you don’t have to buy a thing to access this learning tool.
How about a little practice? Chess boards are great for discovering patterns, square numbers, and for spatial exercises. How many squares can you and your child find on a typical chess board?
Are you thinking, “That’s too easy?”
Although this investigation from “Teaching Ideas” seems quite simple, it requires a methodical approach if the correct answer is to be attained.
As the title suggests, the investigation involves children finding out how many squares there are on a chessboard. You might think that there are only 64, but you would be wrong…
Click here to open a chess board image that you can use for this exercise, or use an old chess board from home (make sure it’s old, because they’ll probably end up writing on it to keep track of different squares!)
Colored pencils or markers
Scrap paper to keep a running total (good opportunity to demonstrate this by helping your child keep score!)
Of course, I’ve included the How Many Squares Answers, but try not to peek!
SPREAD THE WORD!!
Good news for families with children who receive free or reduced lunches.
If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunches, this may be for you!!
TONGUE TWISTERS are one of my favorite ways to add fun to Language Arts.
Great for voice, speech, articulation exercises, and a quick break from past-participles. Oh, and GIGGLES!
Shredded Swiss cheese.
That was fun, huh?