Student Success

Trivia Crack

 on December 28, 2014


Playing games is a family favorite for us. And I especially love a game that teaches my children while having fun. A few months ago, my oldest daughter found the game Trivia Crack and we are all having a blast!

Number Shakers and Place Value Lesson Idea for Kids

 on December 1, 2014

I am a teacher for my daughter's K-2 Co-op Math Class and my goal is to make math fun for her and her K-2 grade friends.  I am constantly looking for interesting ways to teach concepts often only taught through workbooks. She and 12 other children between the ages of 5-7 are learning about numbers, counting, and place value.

Penguin Math and How Big is A Million?

 on December 1, 2014

How Big is A Million by Anna Milbourne is an adorable story that will give young students an infectious love for numbers and counting.   It is also a helpful book for introducing the concept of place value.

Pipkin is an adorable little penguin who is as curious as he is cute. Full of questions, he sets off to answer the biggest question of all.....

How big is a million?

How Big is 43 Quintillion?

 on November 29, 2014

How Big Is 43 Quintillion by Lynn Huggins-Cooper is an excellent book for Middle-Schoolers about numbers and math.

Another great book in the Beyond Rubiks Cube series, this book is overflowing  with answers to questions like.....

When is 100 not 100?

What is the biggest number to ever be named?

Do you know how many hairs are on your head?

What was the most profitable movie ever made?

Not Just a Dot Book and Lesson Plan

 on November 29, 2014

Not Just A Dot by Loryn Brantz is an adorable little book for your preschooler or kindergartener. 

Dot doesn't feel like he is very important. He is just a dot, after all. What good is a dot for?

Dot learns that he is VERY important and that he matters. This is a cute little book to teach your students about self confidence and worth. 

Along with this book, is an adorable little website that includes a few games and a Dot Printable Worksheet.

Bringing Down the Mouse by Ben Mezrich

 on November 29, 2014

Bringing Down the Mouse by Ben Mezrich is a new book for middle schoolers that was inspired by the New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House. 

Big Hero 6

 on November 28, 2014

A family movie over the Thanksgiving Break is a tradition in our family. With three kids ranging in age from 16 to 8, sometimes finding a movie everyone is excited about can be difficult.

But, Big Hero 6 was a big hit with everyone! 

Big Hero 6 is a heartwarming story of Hiro, and his older brother Tadashi who both love Robotics and Science. Tadashi is part of a revolutionary Robotics University where he is building a Medic Robot named Baymax.

5 Tips for Your Own Homeschool Success

 on November 22, 2014

I’ll be the first to say, as a homeschool mom in her 8th year of teaching children at home, I am no expert.  However, I’d like to think I have learned a thing or two over these years.  I am also eager to learn more and more as I gain traction on this whole gig of school at home, and hope to never feel that I've arrived.  I hope to always feel that I have room to grow, mature, and learn.   

The Math Wiz by Betsy Duffey

 on November 20, 2014

The Math Wiz by Betsy Duffey is a cute chapter book for students ages 7-10. 

Marty Malone is new 3rd grader at his school and although he excels at Math, P.E. seems to consume his day! Marty is not very good at sports and is always being chosen last to be on a team in P.E. His P.E. teacher, Coach McMillian doesn't seem to understand that students are all good at different things. Marty dreams that being good at math would get the same attention at his school as being good at sports. 


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