Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer Science

Summer is beginning if not now then soon. Don't let your kids stop learning and exploring. I found this neat blog called "Science with me!" It's a site full of fun ideas and science experiments for kids. What a fun way to spend your summer.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ABC Mouse - Math section

I’m sad to say that the free math section is not at neat as the reading section. There aren’t as many options for the kids. They pick a number 1-10 and are shown that many objects.

Monday, May 23, 2011

ABC Mouse

ABC mouse is a lot like Starfall and oh how I LOVE starfall!!!! They have a free section and a full curriculum for 7.95 a month or 79.00 a year. As a member you get to track your child’s progress, create your own lessons, and have access to more advanced content. The site is meant for ages 2-6 so up to First grade. As members your child can also earn tickets as they complete tasks which they can turn in for a digital reward. The basic site (free part) just covers reading and math basics, the membership site covers reading, math, art, science, geography, and music. Basically it’s an on-line preschool.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Word Families

Word families are a group of words that are relatedlike; cat, rat, fat, sat. This is the at family. If a child understands what at says they can experiment and make different words by changing the beginning letter. This helps them become a better reader and speller at a young age.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Authors Wanted UPDATED

Here is a great website where kids can pretend to be an author. Just think if you start soon you could have a wonderful, sentimental, Father's Day gift.

I am sad to say that this site only lets authorized teachers using Pearson Education products to create an account. If you want one ask your teacher if they use Pearson Education materials and if they would be willing to create an account for your student.