This year will see a focus on providing more in depth unit studies on international social studies, as well as continuing to add to our already huge library of free teaching/parent/
In February we commemorate inter alia the following:
2nd Groundhog Day
2-7th National School Counselling Week (USA)
4th National Girls & Women in Sports Day
7th Charles Dickens; Birthday
14th Valentine’s Day
18th Adventures of Huckleberry Fynn Published in 1885 (I will have a PDF of this available with our next newsletter as a reading comprehension literature unit study)
24th Mardi Gras (USA)
27th National Polar Bear Day
Chocolate Modelling Clay
Create a Valentine's Day Centrepiece
Creative Valentine's Day Activities
Decorating Ideas for Different Occasions
Free Valentine's Day Greetings Cards
Give a Gift of Poetry
Happy Valentine's Day
Healthy Chocolate (Oh yes??) :)
Hobbies & Crafts for Valentine's Day
How to make a string of hearts
Kids' Valentine's Day Gifts
Make Your Own Gift Baskets
School Fundraiser Riche - Valentine's Day
Teach Your Children to Show Themselves that They Care
The Origin & History of Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day - Where did THAT Come From? :)
Valentine Gift Boxes - Tips to Create
Valentine's Day - Moments With Your Children
Valentine's Cards - An Art Project
Wolves, Goats Martyrs and War a History of Valentines Day
ARTS & CRAFT eBOOKS
Heart Cut-Out Picture Frame
From the Heart Basket Weaving Pattern
ALPHABET FLASH CARDS
We have created lower and upper case heart-themed alphabet flash cards, as well as a set of number flash/sight cards from 1-20. The files are in PDF format.
Looking further afield for a comprehensive Valentine's Day Portal, covering the origins, history and traditions of Valentines Day, crafts & activities, the meaning of Valentine's Day, gift ideas for men, women and children, you will find everything you need to know at
To celebrate Reading and Fairy Tales in February, we have a large number of free printable Early Readers and Comprehension Literature Unit Studies and invite you to download as many units as you may require.
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I wish you and your child/ren well on your Educational Journey
Donnette E Davis
To understand children, you must continuously study child development.
5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children With Their Reading ============
1. Read books that contain print in the pictures.
2. Reread your child's favorite books.
3. Talk with your child as you read a book.
4. Read rhymes to your child and emphasize rhyming words.
5. Separate the sounds in a word, for example: D O G and then ask your child to put the sounds together to form a word.