Sudoku Math to Stimulate Young Brains

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Sudoku Math to Stimulate Young Brains

BLOG Post 02/23/11 – Sudoku Math to Stimulate Young Brains

Kindergarten Sudoku I just came across a book that I think is a brilliant idea – Kindergarten Sudoku by Peter Kattan.  I’ve been studying the way children learn for many years, so I appreciate the educational value of this type of book. If children are exposed to logical puzzles and sequencing at an early age,…

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Drawing with Children Develops Right-Brain Thinking

BLOG Post 07/05/10 – Drawing with Children Stimulates Writing Skills

Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes If summer feels boring for your kids, teach them to draw.  “But I don’t know how to draw,” you moan.  Well, Mona Brookes shows you and your child how to “see” objects and the space around them and be able to draw it quite accurately.  This isn’t a book where…

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Learning Liquid Measurement

BLOG Post 07/04/10 – Learning Liquid Measurement

Do your kids struggle with learning liquid measurement? Do they have trouble remembering how many cups, pints and quarts there are in a gallon? Here’s a memory tip for learning liquid measurement. As students draw the large G tell them this story: In the kingdom of Gallon there were 4 Queens (Q is for quarts.…

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The Power of Stories

BLOG Post 05/13/10 – The Power of Stories

I just read an interesting blog about the amazing power of using a story in helping children remember information.  Stories bring facts alive and are easily remembered. Let’s say you want to teach about Abraham Lincoln and how he died.  You get the facts and relate it to the students.  Next day, they remember nothing.…

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Your Perspective = Your Child’s Destiny

“How parents and teachers talk, tells a child how they feel about him… To a large extent, their language determines his destiny.” –Haim Ginott One of my favorite newsletters is from Custom Homeschool Curriculum by Jena Names. She always has wonderful gems. I asked her to be my guest blogger today and this is what…

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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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Improve Math Scores in 30 Days!

Wow!  That’s a bold claim!  But it’s true.  There are two math subject areas that MUST be memorized or children will suffer all of their lives… addition/subtraction facts and multiplication/division facts. Picture this; your child is taking a math test with word problems and they understand the mathematical procedure of what to do, but as…

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My Passion is Teaching

I LOVE TO TEACH!  Yes, that’s my passion!  I’m no longer in the classroom on a daily basis but once a teacher, always a teacher.  I love to see the eyes of a child light up when they finally “get it.” Early on in my teaching career, I decided to look at each child individually…

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Silly Stories Stave-off Memory Loss

I always thought everyone used memory techniques to remember things.  Not so! This simple little memory trick to remember a list of things works like magic, that is, if you have a crazy brain like mine. This is how it works. Each number has a sound alike “peg” word.

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