Draw a hopscotch outline with chalk or tape and write the letters of a spelling word in the squares. Your child says the letters out loud as he hops. Erase one letter at a time until he can successfully spell the word without hopping, and then move onto the
next spelling word.
2. Ball Toss
Toss a ball back and forth to reinforce spelling in a fun way...
There are several points in grade school that involve a critical shift in the thinking that is required in the school work. Parent's should be aware of these points as they navigate through the abyss of raising a school-aged child and supporting the child
as he/she moves forward through the grades.
3rd Grade - The third grader is transitioning from whole number thinking...
"Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate the individual sounds in spoken words." In order for a student to be able to read words off the page they must understand how words are made up of individual sounds called phonemes. Phonemic
awareness is not something that comes easy for all children but if a student has a strong foundation in their phonemic awareness...
The answer: Let them read what they like. Most kids have a preference. For instance, some children will not read chapter books, but they love non- fiction text with pictures and captions, great vocabulary, and scientific or historic content. Standards
actually encourage this type of reading. Some kid's love reading dictionaries, encyclopedias, magazines, and even religious stories. Video...
I am very excited about the opportunity to work with your child or children. I love to take students from where they are and bring them up from there! I have over 10 years elementary teaching experience from prekindergarten to fifth grade! I love working
with math and reading with students. I love watching a child's eyes light up when they learn something new! ...
I am excited about adding new student to my tutoring profile. I am available now and in the summer to work with your Preschooler and Elementary child(ren) . I can teach all subjects and have loads of experience with
Phonic ,Reading and Math .
After several months of carrying some pretty heavy textbooks around with me, I recently decided to switch to a Kindle Fire and start using electronic textbooks. Although there are times when a good old-fashioned book really cannot be replaced, I'm very
pleased with the weight of my tutoring bag now, and my students seem to be enjoying the switch as well.
I'm able to download...
A great organizer for traditional OR home-schooled students, it can easily be transported in a student's binder or folder, and used to record...
Here are some of my favorite resources that cover multiple subject areas in a single resource. Check back again soon, this list is always growing! I also recommend school textbooks, your local library, and used bookstores.
(All grades) www.wyzant.com/resources/answers - homework help from real tutors and teachers
(All grades) http://www.wyzant.com/resources/lessons...
I remember the moment clearly even now: Mrs S., brandishing the loose-leaf pages in front of my fourth-grade classroom, her wild-eyed look at odds with her precise hair and immaculate apple-printed skirt. I remember how I had quietly slipped the papers
into tray of finished homework, how I had felt somehow embarrassed by the inked words. I remember her words: "Julie is going to be a famous...
In my work as a teacher, I cannot help but notice that many of the reading selections written for our students include words that are beyond our students' experience. Students simply do not have & could not usually acquire the background knowledge necessary
for understanding some words they encounter in subject-specific reading selections, such as social studies & science. Reading instruction...
When addressing general learning - especially in K-6 - we must keep in mind that subjects cannot be separated from one another. An obvious example is science, which requires mathematics, writing, and usually reading. Mathematics word problems, of course,
require skill in reading and logic. If we consider social studies, we quickly realize that reading, writing, science, and math concepts are...
The human muscular system is not only complex, it intrigues by the amount of work it can perform, and sustain under the most demanding conditions. There are many viable contenders for determining the strongest muscle, included are: longevity, strength
alone, load, lift, durability, response to pain, healing qualities, size, function, growth, suitability in recovery and reproducibility...
Why does learning have to be boring? Most kids struggle in school because they are unmotivated, not engaged, and embarrassed. Unmotivated because they haven't found the connection to what they are learning about and their own lives. Not engaged-well,
unfortunately most schools are set up in a traditional setting with desks and books; and a lot of students don't learn...
Back-to-School Smart Tips
It’s FINALLY almost time for school again, and I know a lot of you are excited (I know I am!), but there some excellent pointers to keep in mind as school starts back up again.
Before school starts:
1. Get a really good planner you like. Most students aren’t accustomed to using planners or don’t keep up with it. Planners, whether you know it or not, are just...
Five tips for surviving the summer slump!
1. Spend time getting physical exercise - it keeps the brain active.
2. Read as much as possible - choose books that interest you, not just what might be on your school's summer reading list.
3. WRITE - write a journal about what you did during the summer, places you went, reflections on books you read.
4. Limit the time you spend...
As the school year ramps up again, I wanted to put out a modified version of a Memo of Understanding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memo_of_understanding for parents and students. It seems each year in the rush to get through the first weeks of school parents and students forget the basic first
good steps and then the spiral downwards occurs and then the need for obtaining a tutor and then...
Feeling + Action. This video describes a writing strategy to support students in making their written work work more detailed and exciting. Descriptive writing is a lifetime skill for all learners!