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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Reading Technology: iLearn with Boing [iPad App]


Is your child struggling in Math? Maybe it's the other way around, he loves numbers.  Check this iLearn with Boing app.  This app is good for 2-3 years old.  Very easy to navigate and fun for the children.  It's free!

Embark on a fun adventure in the savannah in which your child will learn key math skills such as countingordering numbers and adding or subtracting while playing with savannah animals! Numbers and Addition Math Games will get your kid ready for school with these fun math learning games and educational games for kids! These math learning games have been designed for kids in Preschool, Kindergarten, Pre-K, 1st grade of Primary school, Homeschool, 3, 4, 5 and 6 years old.

Look at these reviews:

"It's a TOP PICK if you want to increase your child's understanding and application of numbers and counting. It has incredibly engaging mini games and is sure to be a huge hit in any home." - Fun Educational Apps



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

STORY TIME: The Dot, Ish by Peter Reynolds

 

I love to read these series of books to my lower graders.  These books gives them confidence to believe in themselves and create things (like drawing)even if they feel that no one will appreciate it.  These books.from Peter Reynolds teaches children to learn that each one of us are special and have special gift that we can be proud of.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Reading Technology: Best Books for Tweens [iPad App]



This app is becoming popular to my middle graders most especially to my book lovers.  They can find titles that interests them.  I can also find good titles for our collection.  Book summary is available, ratings from readers can be viewed, you can create your own personal wishlist and recommended titles by age level. It's easy to navigate the app.  It would have been nice though if they can include a sample page or illustration of each title. Overall, it handy and helpful.  Oh, and it's FREE!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

YA Fiction: Insurgent

Coming Soon to theaters!!!

 Insurgent
















The Divergent Series Book 2
Synopsis: As war surges in the societies around her, Tris must continue trying to save those she loves and herself while grappling with questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. The plot contains graphic violence.(credits to Accelerated Reader)

A young adult fiction that tackles about social issues, family and relationships.  If you like The Hunger Games, you will truly enjoy this series too.  Let's see if the movie is comparable to the book.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

My Book List: Aung San Suu Kyi


"The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear."



Aung San Suu Kyi A Portrait in Words and Pictures
by Christophe Loviny
9781742706511
For this Women's Month, I pick this biography of one of the living hero of Burma for my own reading.  This book tells how she was raised by a tough mother after her father was assassinated.  She was trained how to be strong willed, disciplined not knowing that she'll be leading her people where his father left off.  This is an interesting read for anyone who is into history. 


Monday, February 16, 2015

International Book Giving Day 2015

The first time I proposed this activity to the Primary, the idea made me nervous as it might not be supported by the EMT.  But I stand corrected and they actually love the idea.  The International Book Giving Day falls on Valentine's Day, the school has another reason to celebrate love by giving and sharing experience by reading.

In just 2 days of placing the boxes around the school, we received 5 boxes of books with a bag of children's toys.  

I hope their little hands will get occupied browsing over the books we have collected from our generous teachers, pupils and parents.

Oh, me and little boy left books at the mall waiting for someone to get inspired reading it.  We are trying to teach him to live by the principle "always be a blessing to others even in our own small way".





Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Kate Greenaway 2015 Shortlist

Are you looking for great finds for UK books for your library?  Check this list out.  I'm glad I was able to buy some of the titles so I can make a reading list for this shortlisted for Kate Greenaway medal for 2015 to entice my Secondary students with these amazing titles.

My Brother’s Shadow Us Minus Mum Apple and Rain The Company of Ghosts The Year of the Rat Tinder Monkey and Me Cuckoo Song The Fastest Boy in the World When Mr. Dog Bites Buffalo Soldier Scarlet Ibis The Middle of Nowhere Hello Darkness More Than This Trouble Smart: a Mysterious Crime, a Different Detective Grasshopper Jungle Picture Me Gone