Another weekend is upon us. If you’re in the snowstorm areas, stay safe! Rain, rain, rain is all that will be going on at my house.
I have one child who has great self-control (not from my genes!) and two who, well, are definitely my children! Research-based Strategies to Help Children Develop Self-Control, I hope, will enable me to better teach it to myself & my kids. I’ve tried various methods in the past but lacked concrete ideas, such as the ones in this article.
While some areas are setting aside handwriting curriculum in favor of the mountain of other things they have to teach, 12 Reasons Handwriting is Important is a good reminder (12 of them, in fact!) on why it is still important. I taught cursive to my oldest but haven’t kept at it for her to practice nor to learn to read it. I aim to change.
I’m a math geek. Growing up, I had a secret wish each May that my teachers would let me take home my new math book. Then stuff happened & I stepped away from it (it was me, not it!). Over the last few years, though, I’ve let myself fall in love with it again. So when I came across Why Mathematicians Find Math Thrilling, I smiled. Thrilling is a word I’ve never used to describe it but perfectly fits my feelings about it.
Be sure to check out my first post in this series to see what this series is about. If you have any interesting school-related stories you’ve recently read, I’d love to have you leave a link below!
P.S. That chai-spiced pound cake from my first post was really good!
P.P.S. If you need something warm for this snow storm, I previously posted a stovetop recipe & a mix recipe for hot chocolate.