Monday, February 18, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
If the text is a Level C, it will be appropriate for grade K and first graders should be able to read independently.
If the text is a Level E or G, it will be appropriate to read to grade K and first graders may need some support if reading independently.
If the text is a Level H or I, it will be most appropriate for grade 2 and Kindergarten and first grade students will need support or will need you to read the text.
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Friday, February 15, 2013
I got an iPad for my birthday last year - and I absolutely LOVE it! The only thing that I don't absolutely LOVE is the fact that my kids hijack it a great deal of the time. Luckily for me, I was able to review the book ipad Apps for Kids for Dummies so I could find some apps for them that are kid friendly and a great way to sneak in learning!
My kids really think they know everything about the iPad and the apps available, but I found a ton of great ones in this book that they didn't know about at all. The author, Jinny Gudmundsen is the Kid Tech columnist for USA Today, so she really is the go-to expert about all things tech for kids.
The book is really user friendly with sections divided by both age group and category. Each review in the book details the name of the app, the cost, who made it, followed by a brief description. The reviews end with an age range of who the app is most suited for. And although the apps are classified as "kid apps" I have enjoyed quite a few myself!
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The Chinese New Year is always in the month of January or the month of February.
Each year is named after an animal.
Snake - February 10, 2013
Horse -January 31, 2014
Goat - February 19, 2015
Monkey - February 8, 2016
Rooster - January 28, 2017
Dog - February 16, 2018
Pig - February 5, 2019
Here are some activities to learn more about the Chinese New Year:
Here is a great book about the holiday. You can view it on Youtube here.
When children in China wake up on New Year's Day, they find red envelopes with money inside. What would you spend your lucky money to buy? Why?
For more Chinese New Year Resources visit these links:
For grades 4 and up
For grades K-3