Mystery Words: A Simple, But Powerful Following Direction Exercise

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Do you have children (or work with children) who need to work on following directions?  This is a critical skill to functioning in a classroom and in every day life, yet, it can be challenging for many children. Some children just need to work on focusing on what is being said and processing longer directions. … Continue reading Mystery Words: A Simple, But Powerful Following Direction Exercise

Animal Matching Cards for Teaching Gender, Young and Group Names-FREEBIE

Download these cards for you children to learn and sort animals by gender, young, and group names.

I created these cards to go along with our Charlotte's Web unit that Little Fish, grade 2, and I are enjoying.  He sometimes has trouble linking information together appropriately when learning, which results in some strange associations when he goes to retrieve the information.  For example, when I updated his language testing this year and … Continue reading Animal Matching Cards for Teaching Gender, Young and Group Names-FREEBIE

Getting Your Children’s Brains Ready to Learn

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Children (and adults!) need to have good attention, memory, processing, and comprehension skills to fully learn information.  Unfortunately, many children have weaknesses in these areas or come to a learning situation not quite ready to use these skills.  Does that describe your child?  It describes mine!  There are a variety of activities we can do … Continue reading Getting Your Children’s Brains Ready to Learn