I wanted to share a great resource site to get your child/student excited about writing. This site is a wonderful teen site, where all the articles are written by teenagers. I encourage you to check it out and let us know your thoughts. We need to speak their language (perhaps not agree with it) bu t try to understand it, if we hope to take them to new heights in the classroom. TEENInk~ A wonderful magazine for teens written by teens.
Books, Magazine and Website Designed for Teens
by Teens since 1989
- Teen INK is a site where young writers can write and submit poetry, fiction and non-fiction to be critiqued and reviewed by other teens
- Teen INK pays teens for articles written by teens for teens and host various writing contest throughout the year
- Read current news articles from Around the World, written by teens
- A plethora of writing samples to read, get ideas from and increase your lexicon
May we continue to seek knowledge in all things,
While watching The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything this past weekend, I was reminded how these videos are so uplifting for all viewers. As I sat on the floor with my little people, (though 6 and 8 is not that little anymore ;-)) singing along to the great tunes, I watched as both my son and daughter were engaged with the movie’s message.
All the Veggie Tale movies I have seen have incorporated wonderful songs. However, the most important contribution that each movie offers is the strong moral message. The moral or character attributes being promoted in each movie, is so creatively intertwined into the story line.
For more information on parent and teacher resources, incorporating the use of the many Veggie Tale lessons, check out the following article at Suite 101.
Veggie Tales Provides Moral Stories We Can All Learn From
May we continue to seek knowledge in all things!
In researching, I have been checking out some educational toys for all ages. In the following suite101 article, are a few sites that have some exceptional learning toys. Check them out and get back with us, we are interested in your opinions. A favorite site or a favorite learning toy…new or old, we would like to share with everyone, so please leave a comment for us to post.
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The following online games were found. Try some out and let us know your thoughts.
A variety of games including Santa, ornaments etc. Good hand-eye coordination for ages 6-10. Children need to read for these games: http://holidays.kaboose.com/games-xmas.html
This site is fun with a variety of holiday music, online coloring pages and games for ages 4-10: http://www.northpole.com/clubhouse/games/
Boys and girls will like this website. One can dress up an elf, color or shoot with snow balls. Oh, there are stories and music too: http://akidsheart.com/holidays/christms/chgames.htm
For holiday mazes and more, visit this online site for ages 6-12: http://www.kidsturncentral.com/holidays/christmas/cgames.htm
Enjoy and we look forward to your reviews. We will be with our families, trying out these sites with our children.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Denise, Trisha and Sue and the entire Unlock the Teacher Team