My preschooler had this experiment set up in his classroom but when my kids were visiting for Pancake Breakfast Day, they would not stop playing with this. It’s a great way to demonstrate the science of tornadoes AND use up some recyclables. And this would be a fun and stress-free activity for the the summer.
From my friends at Spanish Playground, a great FUN and FREE web game to learn Spanish vowel sounds. Thanks Spanish Playground!!!
iPhone/iPad app, Learn to Tell Time, is not wildly fun as there is not crazy thumb action involved, but has layers of difficulty so it’s actually worth the money.
I really like Spanish Playground which is a blog for learning Spanish that is geared for children. It’s on my blog roll in the footer. Here you can learn to play Simon Says in Spanish and learn parts of the body as well!
Here is a list of one hundred books selected by the National Education Association in 1999 as great reading for children and young people. To help make these books more useful, we have added book and author links to any TeachersFirst resources and lesson ideas.
This list (slightly paraphrased) is from Dr. Prakash Dheeriya, a professor of finance, who is the author of the Finance for Kidz series that teaches kids about money management, personal finance and planning for the future.
I am a BIG fan of the Singapore Math Workbook curriculum series that is used in Singapore (they speak English!). My kids use it to supplement University of Chicago’s Every Day Math which I don’t love as much (too New Math for me!). I find that Singapore Math is both visual and intuitive plus it has plenty of math fact practice that Every Day Math lacks.