This app is a must for parents. It targets a variety of age groups. It also helps children to revise their addition, multiplication, division and subtraction facts. Essentially, children complete missions after choosing an operation like addition. The game promotes speed as well as accuracy. New levels become available as the children improve. The added benefit is the mission information takes place around the world! So give it a go.
We started a new unit this Term. It is based around chemical science. To tune the children in, the junior unit decided to conduct rotational experiments. The kids got to dress as a mad scientist. So I chose balloons being blown up with vinegar and baking soda. What struck me as interesting was the children's reactions. The first group, I followed my planner, asked good questions like I had planned. The session went well but it didn't capture the kids. Something was missing. I had technically ticked all of the boxes yet it didn't feel right. So the next session, I added in humour and a bit of theatre. Extreme overacting. The juniors loved it! They engaged twice as much and left the room buzzing. It wasn't what I taught, it was how I delivered it! A timely reminder to us all. It's often not what, it's how.
We are passionate about sharing teaching resources with parents. The language of teaching is often complex. Sometimes, communication between parents and teachers can become confusing or strained. Most of the comments that I hear are confusion over current teaching methods or the language that teachers use. "Am I doing this right?" Or " Is this how you do it now?" are common questions. After all, most of the experiences that parents have is their own schooling. This wasn't always positive for everyone. So help us out, share what is confusing, what you don't understand or what you need more of. We would love to hear you comments on what resources you need as parents supporting your child's learning journey!
Annette and I are very excited to announce the opening of our Teachers Pay Teachers store. Affordable and quality resources for students and educators are important. We think that we will bring something new to the market. Our store address is:
Parents are essential in any learning journey so join us as our market for parents grows and develops.
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