passport, poetry, third culture

I’m From….

Originally posted on Communicating.Across.Boundaries :
I’m From…by Robynn and Adelaide Adelaide is a sophomore in high school. She’s in grade 10. The Language Arts teacher wanted them to write a poem introducing themselves to her and to the class. It was a simple assignment. Five short stanzas. Two lines each. Begin each stanza with,…

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Discovery Education

Imagine this: “Thousands of videos and other resources for…Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages…and more!” Plug in any topic and sort by grade level. Then sort by resource desired (full length video, video clip/segment, image, file, doc, lesson plan, etc.). That’s what you receive from Discovery Education Streaming. My daughter and I tried…

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Sole Writer

–Delana H. Stewart WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter have opened up a whole new world for budding writers. Parents often ask me how to encourage their children who desire to become professional writers. Here are some things I have learned along the way. Encourage your budding writers to: Keep a journal. Write in your journal daily,…

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Crawly Not So Creepy

Is your child afraid of spiders? I think many children (and adults) at some point in their lives get spooked by spiders. Whether big and hairy or small and jumpy, spiders are notorious for frightening children. Who can forget Little Miss Muffet? Many spiders are not dangerous and even help us by eating bothersome insects.…

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Online Tutoring

“Is mobile learning right for every student? Perhaps not. But for those students who are comfortable with technology and prefer the convenience factor of mobile learning, there is no reason to doubt the efficacy of the experience . . .” This guest post shares information regarding virtual tutoring, as opposed to face-to-face tutoring. [This is…

pregnancy, reading, belly books

Read to the Belly

As an education consultant and mother, I have always been a huge advocate of reading to children. Books have been a part of my children’s lives since the time I brought them home from the hospital. My father, also a huge advocate for getting kids to read, always kept my children’s bookshelves well stocked. During…

home, houses, child's painting

June 2014 Holidays and Activities

1st–Children’s Day–This holiday is celebrated around the world in many countries, such as: Bulgaria, China, Kazakhstan, and Russia. 5th–Constitution Day (or Independence Day) in Denmark– About, Kid Stuff, Author Hans Christian Anderson 12th–Philippine’s Independence Day – history 12th–Russia Day; facts, and games 14th—Flag Day USA–http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/flag-day/index.html;   and Freedom Rising (poem by Delana and patriotic pics) 15th—Fly…

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Graduates — Be Prepared!

Before very long, many university students around the world will be graduating and applying for jobs. Are you or someone you know one of them? In the words of  the funny little goat on Hoodwinked — BE PREPARED! Write a Résumé that will catch someone’s eye in 25 seconds or less. Make a personal connection…

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May 2014 Holidays and Activities

May 2014 Holidays and Activities around the World!       May 2014 Holidays and Activities around the world. 1st Thursday—USA National Day of Prayerhttp://www.ndptf.org/–healing for the nation See also: New PRAY song by Sanctus Real (click here and then scroll down for the music video) We Pray (song download from Barlow Girl) May 1st–May…

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Math, Science, and More

A colleague recently introduced me to CK-12, a website devoted to providing students and teachers with free textbooks, flashcards, educational games, videos, simulations, and more. E-learning can be a great addition to your homeschool, national school, or private school education. Ck-12 includes a student feature as well as a teacher/parent feature. The site is fairly…