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Monkeys, Math and More, Oh My! (A Giveaway)

As the mom of a girl, I am concerned about making sure she does not shy away from math and science early on in life.  So, when I heard about 10monkeys Math World Giveaway, I jumped on board to help promote fun ways of introducing or reinforcing math skills to children.  My daughter loves the monkey aspect and as a new Kindergartner next year, I would love to have some additional activities to keep her engaged on the math side of things.  Below, you can read a description of the product and a review completed by Emilee at Pea of Sweetness and enter a giveaway for the product sponsored by the makers.  The giveaway starts today (July 23) and ends on August 5!  So, get those entries in below!

10monkeys Math World Giveaway Sponsored by 10monkeys.com LLC

Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

10Monkeys Math World

10monkeys Math World is an online Math Program geared for younger elementary aged children around grades K-3. It has fun, eye-catching graphics kids love! 10monkeys Math World takes a progressive approach to learning Math. It uses what is referred to as the “high pedagogic approach,” developed together with top professionals and schools. As they progress, their skills are improving as well – and they’re having fun!

As a homeschooling mom, Emilee at Pea of Sweetness loves the progressive approach 10monkeys Math World takes and loves that her kids want to learn Math with 10monkeys Math World! Check out her full 10monkeys Math World math program review on Pea of Sweetness.

Whether you are a homeschooling parent, teacher, or parent (or grandparent) to young children and wanting to enrich their education, 10monkeys Math World offers a quality program anyone can appreciate! Three winners will each receive a one-year subscription to 10monkeys Math World (all levels) for one child. This giveaway begins on 7/23 and ends on 8/5 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open worldwide ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.

Disclosure: Emilee from both Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness received a code for the full version app in exchange for an honest review. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday – Reflect

Five Minute Friday

 

Today’s Five Minute Friday is “Reflect” –

Right now, as the semester ends, I always take some time to reflect back on how it went.  In the past few years, I have been so stressed out that it is always painful to reflect back and realize all the things that slipped through the cracks.  The things I wanted to do, planned to do, tried to do and failed.  But, this semester is a bit better.  It wasn’t perfect, for sure.  But, overall, I feel like the classes were better.  The students were more engaged.  The assignments were a TON better.  I have things that I definitely want to change moving forward, but there is a lot I want to remain the same.  So, that is a nice feeling.

Reflecting back on each semester is important.  Although each semester is vastly different because the students are different, there is a lot to be learned by looking back and taking stock.  It isn’t always easy.  Some semesters I would prefer to just forget.  Forget the mistakes.  Forget the students.  Forget it all.  But, I feel good that it isn’t true of this semester.  I am still overwhelmed.  I am still behind.  But, not nearly to the extent I have been in the past and I feel like I have a grip on where things started to falter and I can start looking at how to fix that.

One thing that I’m attempting to do more in my class planning is really focus on the learning objectives for the class.  I think sometimes I get distracted by concepts in the textbooks or things that the students get focused on and I lose sight of what is truly important.  So one of my reflections this semester is going back and categorizing every reading, every assignment, every concept by learning objective.  I still need to get rid of some things in order to have enough time to allow the students to work on problems related to the material and have discussions and I think the best way of doing that is to narrow things down through the filter of the learning objectives.  We’ll see how it goes…now and next semester!