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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Free Pancakes At Ihop

Friday, October 28th, IHOP will be holding a Free Scary Face Pancake Giveaway!

The free pancakes will be available to kids 12 and under. Limit one per child.
Have Fun Everyone!

Also Free Medium Popcorn !

Sign up now with Hollywood Theaters to become a Hollywood Insider and you will receive a Free Medium Popcorn just for joining.

Plus you will get another Free Popcorn on your birthday and exclusive access to Hollywood Theaters promotions.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Today is National Free Coffee on 9/29!

Get you free coffee today at all of these places!
- Free Coffee at Thorntons on 9/29 Only
From 6 AM – 2 PM
- FREE 12oz KrispyKreme House Blend Coffee
You can get a FREE 12oz cup of House Blend Coffee with no purchase necessary!
- Free Coffee at 7-Eleven 9/29
Enjoy Everybody!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Free Chips & Queso at Chili's

Free chips and queso at Chili's! Print the coupon here: http://goo.gl/AOAPT

Also get a Free Free Veggie Tales DVD. Use promo code VEGGIECFA and
select Parcel Post.Visit: http://veggietales.com/CFA/
Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Teaching Empathy,BooBoo Bear

This year in school I want to focus on teaching my children social skills, so a lot of my activities will be about that.
This activity will teach empathy for others.
You will need:
toy bear
box of band aids

Put a band aid on the bear ahead of time.At group time bring out booboo bear and tell the children he is very sad because he got hurt.Ask the children how they think he got hurt.(Accept all answers)
"How could you make Booboo Bear feel better?" Let he children role play what they would do to make the bear feel better.Then give each child a band aid.Tell them to open it and put it somewhere on their body.
Let the children make up story about how they got their booboo.Have children demonstrate how they would take care of their friend.
Discuss the different reasons people cry and how to comfort them.Have the children draw pictures of what makes them sad and make a "Sad Book"

Monday, September 19, 2011

ABC's Tracing Pages

If you are looking for alphabet tracing web site.This site http://www.dltk-teach.com/alphabuddies/trace.htm has alphabet tracing,craft,math,coloring,and much more.Enjoy!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Save Some Green Before Summer Becomes Fall!

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Creative Motivation Tips for a Great School Year

It's common for students of all ages to lose motivation from time to time--and this can be a source of stress and strain for parents. Below are several fun ideas suggested by some creative Connections Academy parents that you can use to combat difficult academic challenges, waning self-discipline, and slipping enthusiasm:

Marble jars
Try using "marble jars" as a fun motivation system. Each student has his or her own jar filled with as many marbles as there are lessons scheduled that day. As the student finishes a lesson, he/she takes a marble from the jar and puts it in the family "completed" jar. Each student can keep track of how much more he/she has to do that day. When the start jar is empty, the school day is completed!

Use games to make learning fun
Questions can act as a review before a quiz, or an introduction to a new concept to see what your student already knows and understands while keeping your student interested and motivated to learn. "Each day I post a ‘Brain Teaser' question on the board that covers anything we're studying. My son can guess at the answer even before he starts to work on it. It really draws him into the classroom and motivates him to get started on the school day."

Volunteer in the community
A great idea, for any time of the year, is volunteering in the community. Make it a reward when students complete assignments. "Our children volunteer twice a week at a local veterinary clinic. An experience they truly enjoy, but they may go only if schoolwork is done well and attitudes are appropriate," says one parent. This type of community involvement can motivate your student with completing schoolwork, is a reward for work well done, provides social interaction in a quality environment, develops mature responses from the student, and provides experience in life science, in addition to the service it provides to the community!

Find a special place to display schoolwork
Display schoolwork, whether it's art, handwriting, or a difficult test that scored well. Reserve a place to hang some of the things so the rest of the family can see what your child is working on. It gives your student a big boost of confidence that may be needed on a tough day.

Find special activities that motivate your child to learn
Here's a challenge you may have faced: "My son was having a hard time learning spelling words in our classroom. He just wasn't getting it. One evening he picked up the jump rope we use for PE, asked me a spelling word, and jumped as he spelled it out. So now his favorite way to learn spelling words is to go outside and jump rope. I sit in a chair with a stack of spelling cards and call them out to him. He spells out each word by jumping and saying each letter of the word."

Let your child see his or her progress
Review where your child started a week, month, or year ago and compare it with his or her current abilities. It helps you see which goals have been accomplished and develop new objectives. Help your student set goals appropriate for his or her growth, confidence, and happiness--you can even give your kids a chance to set their own goals. It teaches independence and responsibility. Post the goals in your school area so your student(s) can check them off as they are accomplished, providing a continuous sense of achievement.
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