My trials and tribulations working on my blog for Bloggiesta including my permalink fiasco. Also, please join me at BlogFrog’s Random House Read and Play Community kicking off tomorrow.
My son’s first grade teacher has a great Days of the Week rhyme and I also have Days of the Week picture book suggestions.
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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!
For children’s literature, I picked two books, one picture and one chapter book, that really seem evoke the culture and spirit of Vietnam. Both have a Zen quality to their story: spare, eloquent, and powerful. And both stories recall the terrible war but also the ability of the Vietnamese to transcend and make peace with it.