When I'm feeling overwhelmed, or particularly busy, I always revert to a handwritten list.
Less standardized testing? But how will we know if our kids are smart...?
This is cool but the 4/4 and 1 whole should be switched in the 'problem' at the bottom. And using the same color lego in the example as in the problem would be helpful too.
This is SO interesting to me.
"...more often than not, bright girls believe that their abilities are innate and unchangeable, while bright boys believe that they can develop ability through effort and practice. "
The easiest way to get your child to practice reading, writing, spelling, memory exercises-- make it about something they love!
My kindergartener swore that he was the only one who wrote (optional) sentences with his letter-of-the-week homework. I thought he was just giving me the "no one else has to do it" sob-story until I went to his conference and his teacher confirmed that he is, indeed, the only one who does them...oops.
I'm still not letting him skip it though; we've made it this far, what's 6 more weeks? ;)
Little Guy has been working on his "R"s (ask him, he'll tell you, haha!), and he just about has them down. Only now, he kind of swallows the leading vowel and over-enunciates them to the extent that he sounds like Nelly. All I can say is, "It's getting hot in herrrrre!"
My Little Guy is my potty humor kid. He laughs at everything. Someone mentions 'poop' and he giggles for 5 minutes. While it's pretty funny to see, we try to discourage it as much as possible, and certainly don't let him talk like that.
I *cannot stand* when people curse in front of their kids, or worse, teach them to say bad words because the parent thinks it's funny. It won't be so funny when they're in trouble at school, or by you (the very person that taught them the word).
(I will add that when it's just part of their language learning pattern-- think truck, fork, beach-- it's pretty funny!)
It's Reading Across America Week! Steal some time away from whatever you're doing and read for just a couple minutes a day this week! What's your favorite book? What are your kids' favorite books?
(Don't forget that I have a whole list of reviews-- both for kids and for adults!-- on my site. If you're looking for something to read, that's a good place to start. http://www.cribnoteskelly.com/book-reviews.html)
With a love of children and a passion for reading and writing, Kelly decided to share her experiences with others through the pages of the Crib Notes book and site.
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