Posts Tagged ‘middle school’

Pay It Forward Young Readers Edition – Quizzes Uploaded


22 Oct

Pay It Forward Young Readers Edition

I always liked the movie, Pay it Forward, despite some of its rough parts, and though I was never truly was fond of the ending. I liked the general idea behind the whole “Pay It Forward” concept, though, and when I saw they had a Young Readers Edition of the book, written by Catherine Ryan Hyde, I thought I’d have my son read it to at least get a feel for the idea.

Surprise, surprise, I read it along with my son (I haven’t read the regular version) and so much is different from the movie. Wow! I mean, yeah, that’s typically how it is with most books and their movies, but it was SO different we were both a bit shocked when we saw the alternate version.

I, having seen the movie first, prefer the movie version. My son, having read the book first, prefers the book.

This was a book I had my son read on his own, and then I’d give him a quiz to make sure he’d really read it, and then we’d discuss it. Since I couldn’t find any quizzes online for it, I made my own. I’ve uploaded those here on the Pay It Forward Page here on my site.

 

Pay It Forward Movie

It’s probably best if you read the story yourself, before deciding if it’s right for your child. Due to some of the concepts, it’s recommended for (more…)

Two months in….


02 Sep

Two months in and not a lot of posts. *Sigh* It’s happened again! I guess I should just do this as my beginning of the year post, and never mind the fact we started in July. So, let’s have at it!

Sixth Grade. Middle School. I can’t believe it. It’s kind of scary when you think about it. Pretty soon I’ll have to be worrying about high school transcripts! Imagine that! Let’s survive middle school first, because, quite frankly, it looks like it’s going to be a rocky road.

Here’s our curriculum for the year:

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¿Hablas español? If not, here’s your chance!


03 Aug



Free Spanish Lessons


Since I thought it was essential that my child start with a foreign language, it seemed like Spanish would be the way to go. I know quite a bit – though I’m not fluent – and could help him, and there’s numerous resources available. There were several programs we tried out with him, but one seemed to be the best way to go. What do we use?

Visual Link Spanish

If you’re looking for a good Spanish curriculum for you child, this program may be for you.

The benefits?

– computer-based
– teaches vocabulary and grammar, while teaching useful sentences and phrases for everyday situations
– allows the learning of proper pronunciation, because all words are spoken through the program
– has a homeschooling option
– has lessons along with various games and activities that make it fun
– has progressing levels
– good for various ages, including both children and adults (you can learn too!)
– has FREE online lessons to try before you buy!

Why am I bothering to write this? Because for the next couple of days (Wednesday, August 3, and Thursday, August 4, 2011) they have a GREAT SALE going on! 40% Off!! It really is a good deal – so much so that even I couldn’t pass it up and ordered the next level up for my child!

Go to Visual Link’s website and try out a few of their lessons and see if it will work for your family. If you decide it’s what you’ve been looking for, take advantage of the 40% off sale by using coupon code 40SALE!

Happy Learning!

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