Saturday, November 07, 2009

The Power of the Brain

Read the following: start slow and then speed up

I cdnoult blveiee that I cluod auaclty uesdnatrnrd what Iwas rdaning. The phaonmneal pweor of the human mind Aoccdring to rscheearch at Cmabridge Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in what order the ltteers in a word are, the only iprmaotnt thing is that hte frist and lsat ltteer be in the right pclae. The rset can be a taotle mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This is bcuseae the human nimd does not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the owrd as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

This week with Israel home all day from school we finally checked out It's the site his teacher uses during their computer time. If you have any pre-k or kg children it's a fun alphabet and learning to read site. Zac the Rat taught us all about the short a sound in a silly story of jam, ants, and fans. Also- you get to decorate your own gingerbread man and your own snowman (Israel's top favorites). The site also recieves feedback. After every activity you do it asks if you liked it (smiley face), if if was okay (straight mouth face), or didn't like it (frowny face). I like that they're checking in with the kids for what works and what doesn't.

Another site worth mentioning- The Yuckiest Site on the Internet- This one is super fun. We found it in our search to answer Israel's "Why is my pee yellow?" Pimples farts, burps, and funnybones- get your answers here. Any boys out there especially are gonna love this site.

Do you have any sites that you've found really work well for your children? Please share.


Keiko said...

So have you decided about homeschooling??? I was curious. If you are homeschooling, we liked the curriculum Fiona used. She did through public school district, and it was free. They provide everything and we even had field trip every two weeks. Here is the link.
and here is another link that you can see schools in different states. You have to scroll down.
Oh, and the website our kids uses sometimes . . .
This one is 'utah education network' website that has many educational websites' links. I hope this will help:) Your kids' costumes are cute, BTW!

Sheree said...

we love starfalls!