A funny poem from a teacher right before winter break … and it’s probably how all teachers feel this time of the year!
Thank you to Tanya from the wonderful blog, Books4YourKids. She is my guest author with her favorite picture books of 2011.
A friend of a friend works at Zeo and they are based where I live, so I wanted to learn more about this sleep management tracking device. It turns out that I have many friends who despite (or because) of hectic schedules, find it difficult to unwind and go to sleep. For friends, husbands, parents with newborns, insomniacs and other frustrated sleepers, this device helps them take control of their sleep by tracking it, finding pesky ‘sleep stealers’, and getting sleep improvement tips . It’s a gift that is priceless.
It is nice to know that these commonly held beliefs are just myths, now de-bunked by research:
• Myth #1: A child is either right-brained or left-brained.
• Myth #2: Girls are better at reading, boys at math and science.
• Myth #3: People can’t learn a new language after a certain critical period.
You have to watch this viral video. Not to spoil the surprise or anything, but it’s a surprise and it involves singing and airport arrival gates. Sneak in a little three muniute break to watch and enjoy. It will keep you smiling for the rest of the day.
This lovely poem is from the Slimy Bookworm blog about time and children as they grow.
This vibrant orange book is the size of a small notepad but it consists of 50 one page tips for managers, broken into three sections: managing yourself, managing your team, and managing your business. My Dad Friend Josh gave me my copy and I think he’s the brains behind this little-just-begging-to-be-a-stocking-stuffer fun, little book.
ReadInASingleSitting has a great list of Young Adult Novels in Verse and she was kind enough to let me repost it. Here is the link for the full post. Here is the beginning of the post plus her list of books. Please see her full post for the blurbs on the books (had trouble cutting and pasting it all).
Don’t miss The Hunger Games movie trailer, but try to read the book first before you see the movie. You have time … it’s coming out March 23, 2012. The trilogy is recommended for ages 10 and up.