Thursday, July 18, 2013

Measurement Practice Freebie!

Many kiddos struggle with measurement.  That is why I am loving this Freebie from Squarehead Teachers.

Ruler worksheet 1

Friday, July 12, 2013

Teaching Your Child About Time Management

Have you ever had those frantic arguments with your child as you are trying to leave the house because they can't find their shoes?  Or when they haven't finished school assignments or chores because they were busy doing something, anything else?  Here are a few tips and ideas to help teach your child how to better manage their time:

Organize your kids with these FREE online printouts from PBS.

I also love this great article from Teach Kids How about teaching your child to manage their time with ideas for all ages.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

I Can Read Free Downloadables

I am sure you have seen the I Can Read books before.  They are relatively affordable and available just about everywhere from books stores to grocery stores. They also have levels on the top to help you choose books that are at an appropriate reading level for your child.  Well, did you know that they have free downloadables available to go with the books?

Simply go to their website to find these and other great resources!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Books For The 4th of July

It is almost time to celebrate the birthday of our nation!  Here are some books to read to your kiddos to help them learn more about our country:

 The 4th of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh introduces young readers to all of the major players in the Declaration of Independence and how and why the document was created. It also shows how the news of this document spread and how it affected those along the way. The illustrations are beautiful and show what life was like during this amazing time in our history.

The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner" by Patricia A. Pingry tells the story of what inspired  Francis Scott Key  during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 to write the poem that would  later become our National Anthem. The book also explains all the ways to show respect as the song is played or sung.

We the People by Lynne Cheney teaches the history and importance of our Constitution.

  The Story of America's Birthday by Particia Pingry is suitable for toddlers on up.  It teaches about our country's birthday with beautiful illustrations and simple text.

Crankee Doodle is a humorous take on Yankee Doodle's ride to town.  It also explains what they mean by "calling it macaroni"!

Grammar Lessons and Ideas

I used Grammarly to grammar check this post, because my six kiddos keep me running more than a run-on sentence.

I don't know about you, but Grammar is not the most exciting thing to teach your kiddos!  Here are a few ideas for making it a little easier:

1. SuperTeacher Worksheets has a ton of grammar worksheets for your child to practice with.

2.Turn it into a game! Use index cards and write noun, verb, adjective, and adverb on half of them.  Write matching words on the other half.  Have your child use the cards to play a Memory type matching game or Go Fish.

3. Schoolhouse Rock videos are a fun way to introduce your child to grammar rules:

For more Schoolhouse rock videos, check here.

4. For your older kiddos, you may want to check out Daily Grammar. Daily Grammar features 440 lessons and 88 quizzes, all free!

5. Go on a Scavenger Hunt! Give your child a magazine or newspaper and have them hunt for different parts of speech.