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Fun and Educational Gift Ideas for kids

Holiday Savings from Memory Joggers! Looking for fun and educational gift ideas for your little learners? Let Memory Joggers help! We are offering cash off on all of our products. Check out these ideas…. Multiplication/Division Story Cards to make memorizing the facts super easy! $29.95 Multiplication/Division Basic Learning System. Includes story cards plus memorizing 10,…

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Thought for the Day, 365 writing prompts for students

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!

When I was teaching in the elementary grades, I used quotations and sayings as a writing prompt every day. I began each morning with a positive and challenging thought. After I retired, I wanted to share these writing prompts with teachers and parents, to use with their children. I organized them using a different character-building theme…

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Mindfulness in a Device Distracted World

See more pictures of the book, Sidewalk Flowers. I subscribe to Brain Pickings Weekly which is an informative and inspirational email I receive each week. It is put out by Maria Popova, a well known writer, and this is what she says in her “about” page ” Brain Pickings is my one-woman labor of love…

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How to Communicate with Parents

The Value of Take-Home-Journals Keeping parents up to date on what is going on in the classroom is imperative as a teacher. My most successful communication method in my third grade classroom, was the Take- Home-Journal. I wanted parents to know what was happening but it needed to be personal and give my students writing practice.…

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Lafcadio by Shel Silverstein Book Review

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back by Shel Silverstein Lafcadio, is my favorite read-aloud book. Every year when school starts, I pull out my well-worn copy of Lafcadio, dust it off, and read the first chapter to my excited third graders! They are hooked! They want me to continue but I stop for the day.…

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5 More Journal Writing Prompts

Here are 5 more inspiring writing prompts to get your students thinking…. 1. “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.”  What do you think that means?  What about judging people by the way they look? Write about a time you thought bad things about someone and it wasn’t true. 2. “To me, the greatest pleasure…

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Journal Writing Prompts for May

Journal writing is the best way to teach students to express themselves. It’s short, to the point and if there are thought provoking questions, children  are inspired to begin the habit of writing a few sentences. With time, the sentences become paragraphs and children are aware of their opinions. When I was teaching, writing a…

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Journal Writing – Just for Fun!

BLOG Post 07/29/11 – Journal Writing – Just for Fun!

This is a sure-fire way to get your child writing. Buy 2 little blank books. One for your child and one for you. Talk about fun subjects, quotations and sayings,  (get ideas from Thought for the Day book or Kid’s Writing Journal.) Try this writing prompt, “If I share what I have, it will make…

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Journal Writing for Reluctant Writers

BLOG Post 07/29/11 – Journal Writing – Just for Fun!

Writing can be daunting.  So much to remember –  spelling, punctuation, paragraphs, opening sentence, closing sentence and all that stuff in between!  Our reluctant writers want no part of it, unless it’s short – very short.  This is why journal writing is so effective.  Kids can get away with a couple of sentences and it…

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Why I Wrote Thought for the Day

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!

I love inspiring children to write.  During my years in the classroom, I began every morning with an inspiring “Thought for the Day.”  Students wrote a short paragraph as a journal entry.  The thought for the day was either a quotation or saying that stimulated their thinking skills.  The best part was watching them write…

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