Articles about 'Teaching'
November 4th, 2013
Emanuela works in a school with young kids from different countries. She asked if anyone could help with some questions about how children are cared for and disciplined in various cultures. Here’s her letter: I have a special request to you and I think you can help me because you know people of many cultures. In...
September 13th, 2013
This week our kids went back to school where I live. Parents had Meet-the-Teacher Night where they meet their children’s teachers and hear about the year to come. My daughter’s Math teacher read the following poem to us about how teachers and parents have to work together to help children learn and develop. The poem...
April 18th, 2013
Check out the short video below… Astronaut, Chris Hadfield wrings out a washcloth on the International Space Station. It’s so cool! Show it to your kids and watch it. It will make you feel like a kid again.
April 17th, 2013
Monique was here visiting from France for the past two weeks and we worked on creating Spanish and French versions of our books and apps. (They should be available soon.) Here’s a link to our current books and apps.
March 26th, 2013
Our friends at DIA asked us to post this message about their program… The Día! Diversity in Action 2013 Celebration is only a month away, have you registered your library or school’s program yet? Register your Día Celebration in the 2013 Día National Program Registry to build a national database that showcases all types and sizes...
February 7th, 2013
All kids should watch this video below for inspiration… it’s a good answer the question, "Why should I do well in school?"
January 31st, 2013
Written by guest blogger Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. Daria performs multicultural music from around the world. No one really knows what music sounded like in ancient Egypt, but we do know what some of their instruments used during that time looked like. A close look at some of the beautiful hieroglyphics found in the pyramids and in archeological...
January 8th, 2013
Here’s a video with a song explaining onomatopoeias… one of the coolest types of words out there!
December 3rd, 2012
This is cool… Radial symmetry is where an organism has almost identical looking parts if cut into a pie. Only the top and bottom look different. The sea anemones in this print display radial symmetry. The video below shows how to create radial symmetry artwork. It helps teach kids this scientific concept. Check out how cool it is! Image...
October 28th, 2012
Here’s a video of the song Dem Bones for Halloween. It’s a longer version to actually teach kids about dem bones… Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones, Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones, Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones… Enjoy dem bones! Mama Lisa
September 11th, 2012
Here’s a 3 minute video for kids about the 8 secrets to success. Psst… here’s what they are… Passion (do it for love, not money) Hard Work Get Good at It Push (through self doubt, etc.) Serve Others Something of Value ...
September 1st, 2012
Here’s a short video about different sounds instruments make from around the world… Enjoy! Mama Lisa
July 31st, 2012
One way to teach children about both art and nature is to bring them on a trip outdoors and create Land Art. Monique from France chaperoned a trip last year and sent these ideas and photos of land art to create with children… How to create land art: 1, Use stones and dead wood to create...
June 19th, 2012
It can be difficult to roll your R’s when speaking in Spanish. This video gives some great tips to get those R’s a-rolling! Enjoy! Mama Lisa
April 4th, 2012
Most kids in the US have to learn where all the 50 states are at some point in elementary school. My daughter had to learn them for a test this week. We tried apps for the iPad and Android to help her learn them. None of the ones we found were very helpful. So we went...
March 14th, 2012
Happy Pi Day! Pi is the mathematical constant π which represents the ratio of any circle to its diameter. This number is approximately 3.14. Today is 3/14 and that’s why it’s held today. You can celebrate pi day by eating some pie! Bon appetit! Mama Lisa
February 17th, 2012
Open Culture has a page of free language learning links covering 40 languages. Here are some of the languages you can find links for… Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Maori, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swahili,...
January 27th, 2012
A while ago, I talked about how my daughter’s class made drawings illustrating the literal meanings of idiomatic expressions. This is a great way to help children, and people learning English as a second language, to understand these sayings.. One drawing my daughter did was an illustration of the expression "follow your nose". "Follow your nose"...
November 23rd, 2011
To celebrate Thanksgiving this year in school, my daughter’s 5th grade class invited their families to an event called "Poetry and Pie". Instead of the traditional little Thanksgiving meal in class, the kids read poems and afterwards served seasonal pies to their families. Each kid chose their own poem to read. They practiced reciting their...
July 23rd, 2011
Gulliver’s Travels is a novel written by Jonathan Swift in 1726. It’s about the extraordinary travels of Gulliver. He travels to exotic lands, including one country where everyone is little and he’s huge in proportion to them. This land is called Lilliput and everyone there is about 6 inches tall! Then Gulliver travels to Brobdingnag,...