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What kind of dog keeps the best time math worksheet in order? He’s a Labrador retriever, a breed that has the natural ability to do simple math calculations. “My mom told me it was called his math homework,” says the owner of the lab, a 6-year-old, blue-eyed, bright brown male. That, or he’s super-smart, or maybe the owner is a good teacher. It’s not the worst thing to be able to calculate the weight of a piece of food he’s about to eat.
When you’re dealing with a 4-year-old, however, math homework isn’t necessarily the best description. No, what he wants to do is play. He’s always had to keep score, whether at home or on the road, and a baseball game is just one more contest. He just likes to see who has the most points.
The problem is that if he doesn’t have a scoreboard to show how things are going, he can’t keep score. So he starts throwing his ball around when he sees a chance to catch it. He’s pretty good at it, and his team, or teams, seem to enjoy it, too. In the family game of catch, or tag, as it’s sometimes called, there’s a definite order of things.
The owner, to avoid a family tiff, will have to make it clear who the official ball catcher is, and who gets the ball. It’s not exactly a game of catch, but the rules are pretty clear. It’s just math.
Athletic skill is the easiest way for kids to learn math. Kids who know how to swim and climb a tree have built-in problem-solving skills. Math is part of life, and life skills are good preparation for life in school, no matter what happens after the school.
If we teach the kids, “If I jump really high, I’ll fly,” they learn to look up as they jump, and they end up falling when the jump doesn’t clear their heads. We could also have them learn the opposite—”If I jump really high, I’ll break my leg”—but that’s easier sd than done, unless you’re a basketball star.
You might think that the best way to teach math is to have students calculate using actual numbers, like the number of cups in a box, or the number of miles to the nearest gas station. You know what? It works! Math is the best kind of exercise you can find. Think about it. Even if you don’t like the subject, you still have to know the answers. Math lessons are like a running shoe. It doesn’t matter whether your feet are small or large, it’s still better to know your size before you buy a shoe. Don’t worry if you don’t know the formulas by heart, you’ll learn as you practice them and keep learning throughout your life.
If a lesson takes longer than 15-20 minutes, it won’t be as successful as an activity that students can do for themselves. Students are far more likely to learn from an activity than to sit passively for an hour or more doing something they have no interest in.
“If I jump really high, I’ll fly,” they learn to look up as they jump, and they end up falling when the jump doesn’t clear their heads.
We know that a teacher’s job is not only to teach, but also to build relationships with students. This should not stop at the classroom door. Children should feel comfortable discussing and sharing with their teacher even after the class is over.
It is our sincere hope that this book will help children to become more enthusiastic and interested in reading. The children who are currently reading will become a better readers because of the simple lesson that they will learn in this book.
Teachers with a passion for reading encourage students to read more and read better. Parents, grandparents and other adults who love to read can help children understand their own passion for reading.
We would like to thank teachers everywhere for providing lessons on how to encourage reading. Your ideas are invaluable. They are the reason that children today love reading and have so many great stories to read.
The book contns thirty lessons. The second printing of the book is almost sold out. A new printing should be avlable by the fall of 2015.
“I just love books.” Those are the first words that come to my mind when I think of reading. They come from a young girl who has not finished her fourth year in the first grade.
Reading is the first thing she knows to do, and she loves it. It is amazing to watch how easily she picks up a book, and then she loves to read. Her favorite book is “The Cat in the Hat.” She reads it every single night, more than once.
When she is finished with reading the book, she likes to discuss it with us. She wants to know who the characters in the story are. She tells us the names of all the characters, and then she begins to draw them.
If the book doesn’t have a picture, she goes back and looks at the illustration. Often she draws something that the book did not mention.
This year she has begun reading on her own, which is a blessing. She reads every night with us, and then when she is finished, she reads her own books. In this way, she can easily keep up with the books that we read to her.
She is a great reader. It was a pleasure to have her share her enthusiasm for books, and she was a delight to watch. I hope that you are as excited about books as she is.
The book is currently avlable for $4.99 on Amazon.
When she is finished, and she has done her homework and her letters, she can pick out a book and curl up in her bed. For now, books are her bedtime passion. It is fun to watch the transformation that occurs. Soon she will begin to talk about the books she is reading.
What does your school’s library have in common with a bookstore? In fact, in many school libraries, the majority of books and materials are still in boxes,