Last week, several posts caught my eye at the After School Link Up related to teaching kids. I’d like to feature a few tips and tricks for teaching elementary-age kids today. If you teach your child at home in any capacity, you will want to visit these posts.
I love The Measured Mom’s post on worksheets and agree wholeheartedly with her. I can remember my teaching days, watching a certain teacher in our school lay out her pages and pages of worksheets for morning work every morning. Yuck! While worksheets have a place, I also do not believe they should be our kids’ main diet.
Fantastic Fun and Learning shares some tips for making spelling practice more engaging and fun for kids. Love it!
Art. This has to be my 3 year old’s favorite thing and probably my downfall. If you feel that your art instruction or teaching at home needs some brushing up, be sure to read Rediscovered Families’ posts (part 1 and part 2) on enjoying art with your children.
What kinds of questions should we be asking our children after kids have studied a topic or read a book? Deeper level questions for sure! I love how Student Led Learning discusses how to do this in simple ways…just by how you form your questions.
Children’s Books and Reading shares a fantastic and practical article on improving reading fluency. You have to check this one out!
Visit these posts of mine for tips and tricks for teaching elementary-age kids:
- What to do when a Child Misreads a Word
- 10 Things Struggling Readers Need
- 5 Days of Teaching Text Structure to Readers
- Comprehension Strategies: Reading Equals Thinking
The Educators’ Spin On It Afterschool for Smarty Pants Boy Mama Teacher Mama Coffee Cups and Crayons Little Wonders’ Days Mama Smiles Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational The Measured Mom This Reading Mama What Do We Do All Day
Link up your After School Activities, Crafts and Adventures for ELEMENTARY-AGED CHILDREN ONLY please! We’d love to see them!
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Thank you for highlighting my post:)
Thank you for this list and for your website. I am really enjoying reading your posts. They are very informative. Excited to find other people who have found such success teaching!
I was thrilled to see my post featured too. Thank you!