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Building Vocabulary – Synonyms & Shades of Words
There are fun activities that you can do at home
to help them develop their vocabulary skills, especially by increasing the
variety of words that have shades of meaning or are more specific synonyms of
typical words we use in our everyday vocabulary. For example, instead of
using the word "good", they could use more descriptive words like nice, kind,
superb or fabulous.
One on-the-go activity you could use to practice
vocabulary development of this style with your child is to use the free paint
chips from your local hardware or paint store. Put the common word on top
and then add the "shades" or synonyms beneath it as the colors change. You
can then add these like flash cards by hole punching them in the top corner,
adding a ring, and then you have a great travel-ready vocabulary activity.
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Easy at Home Activities to Build a Positive
Relationship with Math
...In addition to the ideas above, a
Canadian government educational
website has come up with a list
of ways that you can engage your child in math learning at home for kindergarten
through sixth grade students. These tips are specifically ideas on how
parents can implement math in the home.
is the website for kindergarten through third grade and
is the link for fourth through sixth grade. This provides a
great starting point for positive interactions with math at home.
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Sea Turtle Unit Study
Samantha Bell, Professional
We've been learning a lot about sea turtles
recently. We discovered so many amazing facts about them, it seemed like time
for a sea turtle unit study!
Here's just a little of what we learned:
- There are seven species of sea turtles.
- Sea turtles lay eggs on the beach, then
they leave. The mother never sees the babies.
- Some species of sea turtles lay more
than 100 eggs at a time.
- The green sea turtle is named for the
greenish color of the fat right under his skin.
- Hawksbill sea turtles are often hunted
for their beautiful shells.
Samantha goes on to offer a list of books,
videos, activities, crafts, and other resources.
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