Saturday, April 11, 2015

Top 10 Ways to Ask Your Kids About Their School Day

Top 10 Ways to Ask Your Kids About Their School Day

1What was the best thing that happened at school today? (What was the worst thing that happened at school today?)
2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.
3. If you could choose who would you like to sit by in class? (Who would you NOT want to sit by in class? Why?)
4. Where is the coolest place at the school?
5. Tell me a weird word that you heard today. (Or something weird that someone said.)
6. If I called your teacher tonight what would she tell me about you?
7. Who did you help somebody today?
8. How did somebody help you today?
9. Tell me one thing that you learned today.
10. When were you the happiest today?
                                                                                                  -Ta'Nitra L. Robinson, M.Ed

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Handwriting is essential to producing a masterpiece! With all the latest technology at your very fingertips, children today aren't required as much to produce work in their authentic manuscript. There's always a button nearby for them to push to create the end results. Here are five, cost efficient ways to teach and practice handwriting!

1. Shaving Cream
Children love to play with texture. Shaving cream is smooth and creamy! All you need is a flat surface to spread it on and begin to write. No pencil needed, just a willing index finger! Not only is it fun to practice in but leaves the room smelling great!

2. M&M's
No, not the little round candies! M&M means...mustard and mayo! There's nothing more fun than writing in some sort of sauce! Using mustard and mayo (at separate times) let your child/ write their hearts out or simply let them squeeze it from the bottle as their writing their spelling words, or any word list!

3. Sky-Writing 
Imagination is the best tool any child could have! When kids use their imagination they create a world that represents safety and risk-taking! All you need is any set of words or letters, a good index finger and write the letters or words in the air!

Like sands through an hour glass, so is handwriting! The next time your near the beach or simply dirt and water, make a mixture with it and write using their fingers or with a stick Kids love getting dirty! Why not give them a purpose for doing so!

5. Frosting
What's the most popular classroom party item? If you guessed cupcakes, your right! What kid doesn't like cupcakes??? With that being said take some left over frosting or ready made in the tube and write away or simply squeeze it out. Again, give them a purposeful reason to make a mess and learn at the same time!

Happy Writing!