Monday, August 13, 2012

Ok ok, I may had said it before that I have never read Harry Potter, and have only watched the first 2 movies.  And I am a school teacher.  

Well that was before 3 weeks ago.  

I now am on the 3rd book.  I have been going through them about 1 in a week and a half.  I had vaguely remembered some of the story from the movies, but now I am into part of the story that I have no idea about.  I may not be able to read them as fast now as they are getting bigger.  My plan is to get at least 5 of them read before school starts.  Hope the Prisoner of Azkaban doesn't take me out.

Behind the boat? well the video will tell you. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Back to school

School is just about upon us now, and the first few days and weeks of school can really make or brake the whole year.  As parents there is something that we can do to help our kids be totally prepared for school this month.

1. Schedule -School schedule and summer schedule always seem to be different, no matter how hard we try to keep some structure through the summer.  Make sure we are getting to bed early and getting up at the time we would during school.  This way we will be ready for school to start.

2. Learn about the teacher- Most teachers have websites and information that you could learn about the teacher and the class.  There is normally a link on the school website to their (the teachers) site.  Check it out you might find some interesting things.

3. Read- It is amazing how much kids slip in their reading levels when they DON'T read during the summer.  If they haven't been reading much during the summer, get them reading 30 mins. a day.  This will help them get "tuned" up for the start of school.

4. Practice Math skills- Same thing with our math facts, if we haven't been practicing our speed at recall is not going to be were they need to be when we get back to school.
Here is a site that they can play games and practice there math facts, along with a few other things.

Enjoy the last part of summer


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hawaiian roller coaster ride.

Well for the last day of school our school had a dance festival and one of dances that we did the Hawaiian roller coaster. For those of you that don't know what that is, I didn't, it is surfing. So there is the connection to the picture. School has been out for a week now for us enough playing and back to work. Well ok we have been reading and a little math every day. That's all it will take to keep your child upon their reading and math. One book or chapter a day and practice of math skills and you kid will rock and roll when school starts again.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Get to bed Wes

It is all of a sudden 12:24 and I am so tired I can't keep my eyes open, and falling asleep at the computer.  I bet the kids never feel that way.  Ha ha.   It is amazing what a little bit of sleep can do for you.

1. Sleep Keeps Your Heart Healthy
2. Sleep May Prevent Cancer
3. Sleep Reduces Stress
4. Sleep Reduces Inflammation
5. Sleep Makes You More Alert
6. Sleep Bolsters Your Memory
7. Sleep May Help You Lose Weight
8. Naps Make You Smarter
9. Sleep May Reduce Your Risk for Depression
10. Sleep Helps the Body Make Repairs

Now how many of these make a difference of how we perform at school?  We will talk about it over the next couple of days. 

Good night,

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Common core

There is a lot of people that think the common core has come down from the federal government and that they are making us do it. Well that is just not the case. It has come from states that got together and agreed on a few things that need improvempent. And any state can leave the common core at any time that they think it is not good. Do I think that this is going to be good, I do, I think that it will be good for the kids. And that is what is is all about any way, the kids!
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