Several years ago, I attended an Ash Wednesday mass at Our Lady of Ransom Parish in Niles, and the priest closed his homily with two simple words that I still remember to this day, “Happy Lent”. During this Lenten season, I along with our St. Giles students, are choosing to do random acts of kindness for others. This simple school-wide theme, reminds me how happy I feel when I do kind things for others, whether that be offering to baby-sit for my new niece Isabella, or simply waiting with a child after school if their parent is running late at pick-up.
Hmmm….as the resource teacher, what else can I share with you at this time? Well, if you looking for fun and educational online math resources, I’d recommend the following: ABCYA.com, mathplayground.com, and khanacademy.org. I push-in to various classrooms throughout the week and the students were rocking these. Feel free to give them a try with your student in the home and drop me a line with a comment or two.
How about some reading comprehension tips? Please consider reading with your student or together, listen to an audiobook. Getepic.com is a favorite among the primary grades and for the older students who are reading novels in their literature class, go on youtube.com for selected chapters. Even Amazon has audibles to select from. After the reading, continue the experience by asking: “Does this book remind you of anything?”, “What was your favorite part of the story?”, “Were there any parts of the book that surprised you?” or “What are going to read next?”.
Hope to see you at the Black and Gold Event next Saturday night, March 14th. I heard Irish food and drink will be served and a happy leprechaun might be walking around.
Thank you for reading my webpage.