Category Archive:grade school

Milestone: First Grade Meet The Teacher ( Momimhar posted on August 17th, 2017 )

Oh my!  It is back to school again.  K is now officially a First Grader.  Today, we received the postcard from her new teacher.  And we met her this evening at the new school.  All the school supplies needed for the whole year were submitted this evening.

Postcard from the school.

As you know, our school district did some rezoning because K’s previous school is over populated.  The students who are affected with the rezoning will attend the newer elementary school, which is 5 miles distance from our house.  Hopefully, K will be joined by a few of her classmates in Kindergarten from her previous school. She will be delighted about that seeing a familiar face.

Being a transferee makes you feel uneasy.  It is always takes time to adjust to the new school.  I was a transferee, too, when I was in school. In fact, I was transferred to three schools because my family moved three times-twice during my grade school days and once when I was in middle school.  It was tough because I didn’t remember my parents encouraged me or comforted me during the adjustment period.  This is a new challenge for me to surpass. I will do my best to be able to give my child the encouragement she needs in this transition.

Greetings!

Encouragement.

K is somewhat excited, though.  This is because she will not be able to see her cousin in the new school.  My cousin and I talked to our girls and assured them that everything will be fine.  They will be seeing each other again in Middle School, and they will always have play dates.

Though I am not quite excited for the back to school coming Monday, but I am happy that we all had a wonderful summer.  I am hoping for a great school year, too.

How about you?

Guest Reader Today ( Momimhar posted on February 28th, 2017 )

I was a guest reader in K’s class yesterday.

In participation with the Read Across America Campaign week, K’s school PTO asked parents if we’re able to come to the school and read to the students or listen to them read.  I came to her school yesterday and read a book to two First Grader students and to K’s class.

It was a great feeling to be able to share a little time reading to the children and see them interact and share their reactions about the story I read to them.

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Categories: education, educational, grade school, kids, Kindergarten, learning tools, reading, school

Give Thanks All Year Long ( Momimhar posted on November 19th, 2016 )

Thanksgiving arts and crafts.

Thanksgiving arts and crafts.

Give thanks — all year long.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Recognition Day Invite ( Momimhar posted on November 10th, 2016 )

Invitation

Invitation


Darling daughter’s teacher announced last week that there will be an awarding tomorrow. This is for the nine weeks school period. K is getting recognized, and she will be given an award tomorrow. She said she doesn’t know what the award is for so I guess I’ll have to find out tomorrow morning. 😊

How to Keep Math Struggles at Bay in Young Children ( Momimhar posted on November 6th, 2015 )

Mathematics can be a very difficult subject for children in school. Preventing mathematical struggles early helps children to enjoy math, greatly increasing their chances of being successful in the subject throughout their high school years. If a child begins to struggle in math and the issue is ignored, the child could continue to have problems with math for years, potentially requiring an army of tutors and years of summer school. Every parent is capable of setting their children up for success.

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Study Math with the Child Every Day
Every single day should involve a one-on-one math lesson at home. If the child finds math to be relatively easy and he or she needs minimal assistance, the child can “teach” the parent the same math lesson learned in school that day. The child can do a set of problems, explaining why he or she worked them out with a particular formula. If the child has a wonderful grasp, this process could take less than 10 minutes. For children who are having some minor issues, the parent needs to solve problems with the child until he or she has a firm grasp. The lesson should be fun and stress free for the child, perhaps involving candy or fun projects.

Using Math Tools Frequently
There are dozens of fun math tools available for parents. Videos are one great instructional tool, as they sometimes use cartoons and fun stories to help children to relate to math. Other tools, such as centimeter cubes, help the child to visualize the problem. These cubes could be used for nearly any type of math including: measurements, fractions, division, multiplication, addition, and subtraction. Learning can always be made fun with extra tools.

Finding and Targeting Mathematical Weaknesses
When the child brings home his or her graded tests and homework, the parent should look through the papers to see where his or her child stands in math. Even near perfect grades can hint at a particular weakness, such as a child who missed every single word problem but excelled with every other problem. Once these weaknesses are identified, the parent should work diligently with the child to solve the problems. These small issues can manifest in later years, when mathematics become much more complicated.

Math might be a universal language, but it can be difficult for some children. If parents work hard to keep their children up to speed, it becomes less likely that the child will have significant problems in the future. Being proficient in the foundations of math will be important for the rest of his or her life.

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