Mar
30
2012

7 STUDY SECRETS FOR TWEENS

Guest Post By: Eric DelaBarre   It’s hard to imagine, but you can actually learn how to study and get amazing results in the process.  Saltwater Taffy’s 7 Study Secrets for Tweens will help you today and all the way through college. One of the biggest hurdles for students is the fear of failure.  I don’t think anyone wants to fail a …Related Posts:Book Review: Liar,Liar by Gary PaulsenTouch Blue a Review

Mar
21
2012

Bunny Baskets

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Every spring when we talk about recycling and reusing my class makes these Bunny Baskets. All you need is a an empty clean gallon size water/milk jug cut by an adult into a basket  shape.  Create a bunny face with pom poms and plastic eyes. Cover the remaining space with white glue and add white cotton …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Mar
18
2012

Five Great Conferences for Teachers in 2012

Guest Post by Mary Ellen Ellis Attending conferences is a vital part of professional development for educators. At conferences, you have the opportunity to learn new ways to become a better teacher and to confer with colleagues whom you normally never see from the seclusion of your classroom. There are so many meetings for professional educators, that the choice of …Related Posts:Tips for the First Day of SchoolTalking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessSocial Media [...]

Mar
8
2012

Okay for Now By Gary D. Schmidt

Book Review: Hello!  StorySnoops.com  is here with another great selection for middle grade readers.   Here is the story: Fourteen-year-old Doug doesn’t have much going for him. He just moved to a new town, has no friends, and his older brother is a jerk. As Doug works hard to be more than the thug that people believe him to be, he finds an …Related Posts:BOOK REVIEW SECRETS OF THE CRYSTAL CAVERNWonderstruck by Brian SelznickBook Review:Griff Carver [...]

Feb
29
2012

Three Reasons to Memorize a Poem

1. Children learn that words and sounds can have a rhythmic pattern. 2. Poetry develops and deepens understanding of vocabulary words. 3. Children learn how to “play with” oral language. Besides being able to articulate words they discover that voice tone often leads to artistic expression.Related Posts:Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksTales From 1st GradeApps that Help Kids with GSP4th Graders Review of Secrets of the Crystal CavernThe Apothecary by Maile [...]

Feb
24
2012

SIMPLE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR STUDYING HABITS

By Kelly Hughes, Parliament Tutors & Hughes Tutoring There is one prevailing strategy for succeeding in all aspects of school and test-taking: organization! It’s incredible the things you are able to accomplish if you organize, and you will be surprised by how much less time it takes you to reach your academic goals! Organizing your studies maximizes results in shorter time-frames and opens up more …Related Posts:College Entrance Exams: Raising Scores College Entrance Exams: Raising Scores [...]

Feb
18
2012

BOOK REVIEW SECRETS OF THE CRYSTAL CAVERN

 Secrets of the Crystal Cavern

Guest Post By Dawn Little Secrets of the Crystal Cavern is my first foray into middle grade reviews. Written by an educator, Secrets of the Crystal Cavern is a fun read about a brother and sister who find themselves in the middle of an adventure with fairies one summer.  When Nina finds a half drowned fairy clinging to …Related Posts:Okay for Now By Gary D. SchmidtTouch Blue a Review

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