Jamal’s Busy Day by Wade Hudson: “This early reader is a real winner”

Jamal, a handsome, energetic African-American boy, is shown making all the necessary preparations for school that his parents make to begin their day. The upbeat message is that both parents and child can work hard and accomplish much in their respective areas, all have something to contribute. Such is the joy in sharing Jamal’s Busy…

Donate to Help Black Children Appear in Children’s Books

The Library of Congress reports 15,000 to 20,000 new children’s books published every year. In 2013, 2012, or any recent year, how many of those showed Black boys as the main characters? Girls? Please name those books. It is time for a SEQUEL! Family relationships were explored and affirmed in my joyful anthology of poems…

FREE Extra Math Practice: Grade 4 – Houghton Mifflin Education Place

In Grade 4, instructional time should focus on three critical areas, according to the Common Core Curriculum Standards.: (1) developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends, (2) developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of…

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat: Comic Drama Has a Dual Focus

Llama Llama likes to sing. Gilroy laughs at everything. Llama sings out just the same. Gilroy says a not-nice name. Teacher has some things to say: calling names is not OK. *** In Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney, Llama Llama is learning lots of new things at school and making many…

Better Health Begins Here at Evergreen Chiropractic

Most people think of a chiropractor as someone who fixes back pain, headaches, neck pain etc. It is true. But, it doesn’t end or begin there. The first chiropractic adjustment restored deafness. It can help with infantile colic to aging gracefully. The nervous system is the master system, it travels through the spine. A healthy…

Project Lydia @ProjectLydiaNW Products Bring Joy!

Robina Naigaga Children: 9 Children in school: 5 (Ages 14, 16, 18, 20, and 22) Widow/co-wife: yes/yes After the death of her husband, Robina Naigaga struggled to support herself and the nine children he left behind. Though her four oldest children have since then matured and now live on their own, Robina uses all of…

Celebrate and Support Our Teachers

“In education today, we talk about what to teach and how to teach, but rarely do we talk about what a teacher is, “reflects Claudia Allums in What Is a Teacher? Remembering the Soul of Education Through Classic Literature.  “As a matter of fact,” she adds, “all of the emphasis on the ‘what’ and the…

Common Core Math 4 Today, Grade 4: Daily Skill Practice

In Grade 4, instructional time should focus on three critical areas: (1) developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends; (2) developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers; (3) understanding that…

English and Reading Workout for the ACT, 2nd Edition (College Test Preparation)

One of  the best online test preparation system available is this collection of ACT, SAT and GED practice tests: http://www.freetestprep.com/category.php (Also see: http://www.actstudent.org/sampletest/english/eng_02.html ) We have practice quizzes for these major tests that you can do whenever and wherever you want, all free of charge. Each and every practice question has an in-depth video explanation…