Retold Modern Fairy Tales make for a great kids’ book club. Here’s some great chapter books and picture books with an activity for a 4th grade book club.
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Here’s a great book suggestion for the Sex Talk with your child plus some anecdotes.
My daughter said that her class came up with a list of strategies to learn multiplication. In fact, her friend Helena came up with the x8 trick. Learning math facts seems to work best when it gets presented different ways; this is the logical reasoning method. The post I refer to throughout on Tips and Tricks uses songs; another great way to go. We do flashcards and mnemonics; do you have any good ones for facts? The only one I know is 8 x 8: I ate and I ate ’til I threw up on the floor, so 8 times 8 is 64! It works so well that my youngest knew 8 x 8 at age 3 but just that one one because he finds gross humor particularly funny. If you have any other tricks or tips, please share!
The Smiley Book of Colors by Ruth Kaiser is a clever picture book that finds smiley faces in every day objects. It also teaches colors. What I love about it is that it also teaches kids to see, REALLY see, like an artist. Is there a smiley face lurking about? Probably! You just have to see it.
Is the luck of the Irish a gift from the gods or the result of hard work? Chapter book Beyond Lucky explores this idea with a soccer coming of age story.
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We came up with three more little boy book club ideas using advanced picture books and non fiction picture books to teach our boys about micro loans, Ancient Egypt and helping endangered animals.
I’m continuing my search for books that my 3rd grade reluctant reader friend who likes funny will read. He’s a very sporty kid but his mom says his favorite sport is hockey and she hasn’t had luck finding any books on this sport. There are plenty of baseball and basketball books, and he plays those sports and more, but she thinks that if I can find hockey, he’ll read them happily. I’m excited to get him reading so I searched and found these books.