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Memory Tips

Oh No! Weekly Spelling Tests!

It’s time again to help our kids pass the weekly spelling test! And if your child struggles to spell, help is HERE! Use “acronyms” like this one for the word “because”: Big Elephants Can Always Upset Small Elephants. The first letter of each word in the fun sentence spells out “because”. It is best to…

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Remembering the Meaning of “Parallel”

How many kids struggle with the definition for “parallel”? Let’s make it easy for them. There are three parallel lines in the word!  Wow!  Just color them a bright color and exaggerate their size.  Whenever you exaggerate something and make it visual, the brain will remember because it is out of the norm! Isn’t this…

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More Math Memory Magic

Memory Tips for Math book

When I was teaching third grade, I noticed children missing a word problem because they couldn’t remember if the word “sum” was an adding word or subtracting word. I could tell them a million times but nothing helped until I made up this  little rhyme, they could easily remember!       “Sum” apples are…

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My New Book, Thought for the Day is published!!

BLOG Post 11/06/12 – Memorizing Inspiring Thoughts | BLOG Post 04/08/10 – Why I Wrote Thought for the Day | BLOG Post 07/30/09 – My New Book 'Thought for the Day' is published!

Hi everyone, Wow! This has been a busy time for me, getting my new book in print.  It’s called Thought for the Day, 365 Journal Writing Prompts to Challenge Students to Write with Purpose and Meaning. When I was teaching in the elementary grades, I used quotations and sayings as a writing prompt every day.…

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No Summer Boredom for Visual Learners!

If you read my previous blog on discovering your child’s learning style, you must be reading this because you have a Visual Learner in your house, right? Of all the learning styles, the visual learner is the one who usually can create something to do on their own.  But lets give them a little push…

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What is Your Child’s Learning Style?

Learning Centers in the Brain

I can remember looking at math word problems as a child, and feeling none of this made any sense. My dad, who was good at math, couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t getting it.  I knew there must be some way to figure out those awful word problems, so secretly I drew pictures  and “lo…

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Welcome to my Blog about Memory Tips

Donnalyn Yates, M.Ed, Founder

Hi! If you want to learn about all kinds of memory tips to help students succeed, you’re in the right place!  As a teacher in the elementary grades, I’ve always been fascinated with how the brain remembers things. I’m retired now, so I have more time to devote to my obsession! When my own children…

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