#1. August 12, 2009
Since my mom moved into an Alzheimer’s home, I’ve been spendingtime cleaning up her house and organizing her papers. Today I found a really cool set of stainless flatware, still in their original boxes. A little poking around the Internet, and I learned that the pattern was discontinued in 1996. I remember when she bought them, because she showed them off to me.
But finding the service for six still sealed in their original plastic bags and boxes made me sad. I hope that I do not become that person that buys pretty things and then puts them away because they are too nice to use.
So I’m declaring today “Use your Fancy Stuff Day!” Dust off the china dishes, get out the fancy dresses. Today we’re having a party for no reason at all!
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Today is Use Your Fancy Stuff Day
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Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Multiplication Games
by Barbara J. Feldman
Multiplication Games Printable (** for premium members only)
Learning multiplication doesn’t have to be all about rote memorization and flashcards, there are plenty of fun online games you can add to the mix. From target practice to fashion dress up, your student is sure to find something to capture their attention with this week’s selection of multiplication games.
With lessons, exercises, printable worksheets and games, Dositey.com has basic multiplication covered. Best reasons to visit are the Order of Operations games (solve equations such as 14-2×4+11 to reveal a hidden picture) and Mystery Picture games for practicing multiplication facts up to a product of twenty. In addition, they have dozens of printable worksheets, including a customizable one for practicing times tables from one to nine.
Helping with Math: Multiplication Games
“Multiplication doesn’t have to be all worksheets, table, charts, tests and problems. Games are often an excellent way for your child to learn math. In keeping with our ‘no bouncing frog’ format, they are all clean and simple to try although they are still fun.” True to their word, there is nary a bouncing frog in site, but these click-and-drag games are great for practicing multiplication facts. My favorites are the Target the Answer games which feature two-minutes rounds of target practice with great sound effects.
KidsNumbers.com: Multiplication Games
The KidsNumbers multiplication program is divided into two parts. The first focuses on pre-multiplication skill building, and the second is a collection of games for reinforcing multiplication facts. For example, in Apple Baskets Multiplication, a problem such as 5 x4 is visualized as five baskets each filled with four apples. “As students begin this activity they will depend heavily on the apple baskets. However, over time, as the concepts begin to sink in, students should begin solving problems more mentally, until eventually the apple baskets are no longer required.”
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#4. Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Multiplication Games Printable
Multiplication and Division Word Search
Math Flashcards Printable
Math Worksheets Printable
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#6.Surfing the Calendar
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#7.Quote of the Week
“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~~ Charles Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) English novelist of the Victorian era..
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