Thursday, February 28, 2013

Try Some Fairy Tales & Poems on for Size!

http://www.poetry4kids.com/blog/news/fairy-tales-and-poetry/

Want ideas on inviting activities to get kids excited about writing?
Get them hooked on poetry and rhyming to yield wonderful surprises and success! 
April is national poetry month, so gear up now to make this spring a special celebration.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Teacher Talk...What Did You Say?

Parents and teachers, we don't always speak the same language!
Whether it's over the phone, a scheduled conference, or perhaps meeting
one another out in public we all want to be clear.  It's a win-win for everyone involved.     

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-the-heck-is-your-kids-teacher-talking-about-heres-a-glossary/2013/02/08/8d7fc38c-7139-11e2-a050-b83a7b35c4b5_story_1.html

For the Child Who Stutters.......



There are steps to take that will support youngsters
who stutter, while enabling him or her to improve fluency.

The Benefits of Board Games!




Checkers
Chess

Monopoly
Battleship........ 
There's so many reasons to play board games with children!

http://growingupgamers.blogspot.com/2011/05/reasons-to-play-board-games-with-your.html

THINK

We're well served when communication is clear.
Pupils are on a learning curve when it comes to developing
these habits; thanks in advance for your efforts in modeling them.
We will all win.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Kids, Computers, Appropriate Info

Students need to understand the term digital footprint.  Why?  They're growing up in a world that collects the information they put onto the Intranet........everything they put out there.



Let's Count

Teaching concepts involving numbers and counting is best introduced in multiple ways!
Differentiating such instruction for PreK through second grade will insure student success.

Some ideas to help parents and professionals do just that:
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/pre-k-math-lesson?fd=1/?utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=post02221301&utm_campaign=twt/&buffer_share=5039f

Sunday, February 17, 2013

No Time for Flashcards

http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2013/02/presidents-day-craft-for-toddlers-kids.html

Look no further if you need ideas for art and craft activities that young children will enjoy.  No Time for Flashcards has us covered.  We can follow them on Face Book and Twitter and activities can be browsed by age: 

Jean Van't Hul is Fantastic!

Jean loves kids and art; that's a great combination.  We can catch up with some of her wonderful suggestions via Face Book or follow her on Twitter @ArtfulParent  


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=556375021053763&l=97768f85cb

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Discover PBS LearningMedia


     
PBS LearningMedia™ is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of free classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease.    Sign up for PreK to 12th grade resources.
Access PBS LearningMedia!

On of my favorites is an Early Reading Collection:
http://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/btl07-ex/1/

Friday, February 1, 2013

Wikijunior

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior

The aim of this project is to produce age-appropriate non-fiction books for youth from birth to age 12. These books are richly illustrated with photographs, diagrams, sketches, and original drawings. 

Discovery and Innovation

The ElementsFun Science ExperimentsHow Things Work

The Natural World

Big CatsBiologyBugsDinosaursHuman BodySolar System

Our World of People

Ancient CivilizationsKings and Queens of EnglandLanguagesUnited States Charters of FreedomWorld War IIWorld at Work

Geography

EuropeSouth AmericaWorld Heritage Sites

School Time

Geometry for Elementary School

Pre-readers

AlphabetAnimal AlphabetColorsFlower AlphabetFood AlphabetNumbers from 1 to 20Small NumbersMaze & Drawing Book