Does anyone else still struggle to help their littlest people with b and d? I was pretty sure I had seen all the tricks of the trade until this last year when I thought I invented a new one. Come to find out it wasn't so new, and I still wonder how in the world I just came to know about it 22 years into my career, but it really makes a ton of sense. Maybe there's someone else out there who hadn't seen this either. Anyway, I realized that you can make a lowercase b and d on each hand as a way to check on directionality. Since b comes before d in the alphabet, the kids could tell that b is on their left hand and d is on the right. The best part of this trick is that the visual is mobile. It travels with them wherever they go. They don't need to look anywhere but on their hands. Brilliant!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
You've come to the right place if you're looking for some good summer reads. Below is a list of books I read in April and May. Enjoy!
Glass Sword - It's the 2nd in a YA series. I didn't want to put it down.
7 - This is a thoughtful read by a Christian author about excess. It's thought-provoking.
We Are All Made of Molecules - This is another superb YA. The protagonist is truly endearing.
Spellman Series - It took me a bit to get into the rhythm of the first book, but once I found it, I was hooked. It's light and funny.
Salt to the Sea - I can thank Miss Trayers for this one. This is a YA historical fiction from the WWII era. It's gripping.
The Good Girl - Surprising. That's all I'll say.
Ready, set, read!