Archive | April, 2013

French for children

29 Apr

French is spoken in 29 countries.
Check the below links for free way to learn French.
http://french.about.com/od/pronunciation/a/alphabet.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/


http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games

Once above all is done if you think you are ready for some serious step in learning French head to http://www.frenchessentials.com/

French Essentials is easy step by step structured method and has a deep affection for the homeschool community and is excited to provide a high quality affordable French curriculum for the homeschool. It is very affordable.

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1st Grade curriculum

28 Apr

1st grade Curriculum

PlantLifeCycleAnchorCharts
CommonCorePoetryforKstGrade

PoetryNotebookCoversTableofContentsandLog

Poetrydefinitionsforclassrooms

PoetryAnalysisTemplate

PoemsandSongs

FictionvsNonfictionVisualAidSign

FictionandNonfictionTexts

CommunitiesSocialsforPrimaryKidsGrades
For seasons : http://www.kidsastronomy.com/earth.htm
Reading-Language Arts

Reading and Writing Skills
• build a reading vocabulary of 150 or more high frequency words
• independently read grade appropriate material
• use increasing semantic, phonetic, and structural skills to become an effective reader
• have command of letter names and sounds: initial, medial, and final
• identify main characters and the beginning, middle, and end of story
• write independently with some fluency; begin to demonstrate sentence sense and reflect logical flow of words and ideas
• begin to use conventions in spelling, punctuation, and grammar
• print legibly
• apply spelling patterns
• put spaces between words
Speaking and Listening Skills
• focus on speaker and listen with appropriate attention span
• listen and recall some facts and main ideas
• follow simple two-step directions
• share and participate in class discussions
• express ideas in complete sentences and stays with topic
• participate in singing, story-telling, drama, and poetry activities
• use age-appropriate vocabulary and speech understood by others

Mathematics

Number Sense and Operations
• counts by ones past 100, by twos, fives and tens to 100
• reads and writes numbers up to 100
• understands and uses numbers up to 100
• represents equivalent forms of the same number (to 20) (e.g., 8 may be represented as 4+4, 5+3, 2+2+2+2, 10-2)
• counts and groups objects in ones and tens
• identifies and knows the value of coins and shows different combinations of coins that equal the same value (e.g. 25¢ may be represented as 3 nickels + 1 dime, 25 pennies, 5 nickels)
• demonstrates fluency with basic number combinations for addition facts (sums to 10)
• demonstrates fluency with basic number combinations for subtraction facts (up to 10)
• recognizes and makes reasonable estimates when comparing larger and smaller quantities
Algebra and Functions
• creates and solves story problems and justifies answers using pictures, diagrams, words, and/or number sentences
• recognizes, describes, and extends repeating patterns (e.g. abac, aabc)
Measurement and Geometry
• compares the length of two or more objects by using direct comparison or a nonstandard unit
• tells time to the nearest half hour and relates time to events (e.g, lunch is around 12 o’clock noon)
• classifies and describes 2D and 3D objects by their attributes
Data Analysis and Probability
• collects, organizes and represents data
• interprets and draws conclusions from data
• sorts and classifies objects by common attributes, describes the categories and organizes the information
Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasoning
• collects, organizes and represents data
• interprets and draws conclusions from data
• sorts and classifies objects by common attributes, describes the categories and organizes the information
Science

Scientific Process Skills
• use scientific tools such as the hand lens, ruler, and balance scale
• sort and classify objects based on their attributes
Encounter the big ideas of Life, Physical, and Earth Sciences through participation in units of study: Organisms, Pebbles, Sand, and Silt, and Balls and Ramps
• know, through care of plants and animals in class, that all living things have basic needs, grow, reproduce, and die
• understand that humans are similar to other organisms with similar needs
• care for and develop sensitivity to the needs of living things
• list ways organisms depend on and interact with their environment
• investigate and observe how forces of gravity, inertia, momentum, and friction work with balls and ramps
• describe different ways things move. Show that giving a push or a pull will change how something moves
• investigate how pebbles, sand, and silt are formed through processes of erosion
• construct an example which shows that, in moving water, earth materials settle out according to size. They are defined by their particle size

Social Studies

• understand traditions that express American ideals and the diversity of cultures that form our nation
• locate on a large map, globe or large community map, familiar community places, states, the United States, the seven continents, and the four oceans
• construct and use a simple, fictional neighborhood map with cardinal directions and a key
• construct simple timelines that show students’ birthdays, classroom events, and school events
• demonstrate knowledge of self and others, such as Native Americans and immigrants who have helped define American culture

Best Paid education site

25 Apr

http://www.ixl.com/

http://www.time4learning.com/

http://readingeggs.com/

Link

How to Improve Attention Spans

25 Apr

http://www.parents.com/kids/development/intellectual/how-to-improve-attention-spans/?sssdmh=dm17.663895&esrc=nwpdbk042513

Game time

24 Apr

http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html

http://www.mathgametime.com/math-games

http://hoodamath.com/games/

http://www.athropolis.com/game10.htm

Online story time

24 Apr

http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/genre/Children — Great source

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/online-storytime-books-toys/379003588

http://www.starfall.com/n/level-a/learn-to-read/load.htm?f

http://www.storytimeforme.com/stories/1

Learn Spanish for free – ( numbers, alphabets, vocabulary, colors, dialogues)

24 Apr

http://123teachme.com/games/click_n_say/numbers

http://123teachme.com/games/click_n_say/letters

http://123teachme.com/games/click_n_say/shapes

http://123teachme.com/learn_spanish/spanish_vocabulary_for_children

http://www.spanishtown.ca/spanishforkids/grade1/Lesson_1_Spanish.html#.UkX_RqAo7IV

http://studyspanish.com/pronunciation/vowel_a.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/

http://livemocha.com/pages/languages/spanish/

http://www.spanishprograms.com/learn-spanish/conversational-spanish-course/basic-needs/

http://www.spanishdict.com/learn

http://onlinefreespanish.com/lessons.htm

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games

http://www.learn4good.com/kids/learning_spanish_online/free_lessons_for_children.htm

http://education-portal.com/academy/course/spanish.html

For worksheets : http://fransfreebies.com/category/spanish/

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