Are You Ready for the First Day of School? #FirstDayReady

There is no mistaking that if your kids aren’t headed back to school now, they will be soon – the stores are filled with supplies and sales and ads for back-to-school. The beginning of a new school year can be an especially challenging time for parents and children both, although for totally different reasons. For parents, making sure that kids are equipped with the supplies and everything they need to get organized and have a good year is usually the first challenge. Then meeting the teachers, checking out the classrooms, and assessing the curriculum for the year is next on the list.
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You Know Your Child is Smart, But Why Can’t Their Grades Show That?

Guest post contributed by Hannah Whittenly

Even if your child doesn’t make straight A’s in school, you know your child is smart. This is a common scenario with many families. You see the brilliant mind of your child, but the grades that are brought home don’t reflect the intellect that you know is present. Fortunately, there are a few ideas to keep in mind that might offer a reason as to why you don’t see an exceptional report card.
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Fling the Teacher! Simile & Metaphor Game {extra practice}

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Here is a fun game to teach your child the difference between a simile and metaphor. I used it for my 5th grader for extra practice yesterday and she played three times. πŸ™‚

The student can create their own teacher with features.  (I just snipped a preview above)

Then, they have to answer all 15 questions correctly to build a catapult that will fling the teacher at the end. πŸ˜‰  Fling the Teacher is a fun way to practice skills.  They will want to keep going until they answer all questions correctly!

Recommended for 4th and 5th grade.