All Blog Posts Tagged 'grade' (18)

Things I've Learned This Week


** If I'm in the woods today, I need to avoid men wearing hockey masks.

** Listening to an eleven year old sing in the shower is nothing short of AWESOME.…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 13, 2015 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Meet Beverly McClure, author of ‘A Pirate, a Blockade Runner, and a Cat’

When Beverly Stowe McClure was in eighth grade, her teacher sent her poem “Stars” to the National High School Poetry Association, and she was soon a published writer in Young America Sings, an anthology of Texas high school poetry. Today, Beverly is a cum laude graduate of Midwestern State University with a BSEd degree. For twenty-two years, she taught children to read…


Added by Mayra Calvani on October 3, 2014 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby


I honestly don't know where the time has gone, but apparently, I blinked, and my kids are old enough to have the "sex talk" in school.  I know -- crazy, right??!!!!  Yep, the wonder of the ol' reproductive system has currently been the hot topic of fifth grade…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 6, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

Google Is My Copilot


Remember that show, "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?"  Well, it turns out, I'm apparently not.  You see, I happen to live with two of them, and I'm reminded of that fact nearly every friggin' night when I try to help them with their homework -- I swear we never learned ANY of this stuff until high…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 12, 2014 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Texting with the Shorties


As a parent, technology is often my worst enemy.  Not only does it turn my son into a zombified video game addict half the time, but it also gives me gray hairs worrying about the prospect of someone sending a damn naked picture to one of my middle schoolers.  (*Gasp!!!*)  However, I'm starting to…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 18, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Trying to Keep My "Cool"


I swear it wasn't that long ago that my kids wanted to do EVERYTHING with me.  But lately, I'm starting to realize that maybe I'm not quite as cool as I once thought I was.  (*What the hell?!!*)  Fifth grade is bringing on a whole new desire for independence, and friends are…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 20, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments

Interview with Children’s Fantasy Author Kai Strand

Kai Strand is a middle grade and young adult author. She lives in Central Oregon with her husband and children. They love to hike and geocache. She reads every story she writes to them. They are amazingly patient and remain appropriately enthusiastic. Kai has had several short stories published online and in…


Added by Mayra Calvani on December 7, 2011 at 4:10am — No Comments

Agent Amelia Book Giveaway!


Added by Kristi Bernard on October 6, 2011 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Win Your Own Copy of "The True Meaning of Smeckday" Audiobook!

Are you ready for an alien invasion?   

Ready or not, here they come.  Gratuity, “Tip” Tucci has a lot to be upset about. The Boov, a invading alien horde have kidnapped her Mom, taken over the world and moved the entire population to a reservation in the state of Florida.  Instead of taking the Boov-approved Shuttle, Gratuity decides to drive to Florida with her cat, Pig.  Just…


Added by Shellie Braeuner on February 11, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments








Taconi and…


Added by Margot Finke on December 21, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Limit Kristen Landon Book Trailer

In a world similar to our own, kids… Continue

Added by Sheila English on October 1, 2010 at 2:40am — No Comments

Review of Dark Life

Science fiction has returned to middle grade, but it's gone undersea.

Dark Life is a fantastic tale set in a future where the seas have risen and life is crowded on land, but a new frontier has opened at the bottom of the ocean. Ty, a…


Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on September 19, 2010 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Review of Justin Case: School, Drool, and other Daily Disasters

September 14, Tuesday

Do you have a child who worries? I do. He’s been worrying since he was two. I worry that his worrying will keep him from having fun, playing with other kids, and trying out for the swim team.

I think it’s contagious.…


Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on September 19, 2010 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Choosing Books for Advanced Readers

On my Ink Spells blog, I've tried to give parents some content guidelines to help in choosing books for their kids. Even so, finding good books is a constant challenge as my kids are always reading faster than I can keep up. There's three of them after all; it's hardly fair.

Usually I check the AR guide first, to see what the "target" audience for the book is: publishers develop…


Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on July 1, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Free literature study: E. B. White's Stuart Little (3rd - 6th Grade)

Download a FREE 39 page literature study for E.B. White's Stuart Little

(appropriate for 3rd - 6th grades),

this week only!

See slideshow of sample pages!…


Added by Christian HomeSchool Hub on May 5, 2010 at 11:15am — No Comments

Free Brainteasers for May (5th - 9th grades)

Is this download for you?

  • Do you have a child that loves brainteasers?

  • As a homeschooling parent, do you look for ways to

    stimulate your child's thinking?…

Added by Christian HomeSchool Hub on May 4, 2010 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Here's How To Help Your Child With Subtraction: Free Printable Kinight's Castle Math Worksheet For 1st Graders

Make learning math fun!

Learn to subtract with a knight!

Head on over to our blog, learn at kiboomu daily, and

start practicing your subtraction with this printable math


This worksheet has subtraction problems with digits 1 through 17.

These equations are approximately 1st grade level math.

After all the problems have been answered, this worksheet turns… Continue

Added by Wendy Wiseman on April 30, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Is Your Child Having Trouble With Multiplication? Free Math Songs, Song Lyrics, Videos And Printable Worksheets For 3rd And 4th Graders

Having trouble remembering the multiplication table?

Head on over to our blog, learn

at kiboomu daily
, and check out our math songs, song lyrics, videos

and printable worksheets for 3rd and 4th graders.

Learn, Laugh, Sing A Song, & Grow!…


Added by Wendy Wiseman on April 30, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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