I thought this would make a great holiday or birthday gift for boys who show an interest in graphic novels and/or comic books. It’s an especially good and sneaky way to draw in reluctant readers and get them reading, writing and drawing. While this would appeal to boys who like to draw, you don’t necessarily have to be an artist to be able to create your own comic.
Use these words with your Kindergartener to see if your child gets the gist of the word from the sentence. It’s building a vocabulary by “intuition” akin to kicking words around like a soccer ball but not actually doing drills, much more of a “pick up game.”
What’s A Noun?
A Person, Place or Thing.
Author: not sure but I suspect it’s a teacher at my elementary school. I found this poem hanging up in the school hallway!
I wonder if it was a class exercise like a Mad Lib. That would be fun!
My middle child highly recommends the Ghostville Elementary series by Marcia T. Jones. She says this is an easier version of Harry Potter that isn’t as scary for grades K-3. (K will need parents to read to them).
If you know a child or have a child that LOVES office supplies, this might be the perfect gift! And the guise is so educational that it would make the parents happy as well!
Big words for little people: week 3 SAT words for Kindergarteners. Try this at dinner for a educational game that is equally amusing!
Yet in recent years, as schools are pressured to ace standardized tests, recess and playtime have been squeezed out of daily school schedules for more “academic” pursuits. To take away playtime from a 5-year-old, McMullen said, schools might as well take away lunch. It’s that essential to learning.
It’s a very well done app that does a thorough job of introducing letter sounds, simple words and individual lower case cursive letters. This app feels like you have a teacher or a tutor working with your child one on one. There is just something about the voice and the encouragement. At the end, for example, the game tells you, “Keep practicing!” I love that about this app!
Kids Haven’t Changed; Kindergarten Has. New data support a return to “balance” in kindergarten. Serious academics in kindergarten? “They can be teaching it,” says Daniel, “but the question is: Is the child learning it?” Not everyone, however, believes that expectations and child development are out of sync.