Reading choices

I always struggle to find good books/series for my children to read. How do you make sure the books your children read are age appropriate?

I came across this good article recommending books for 4th/ 5th graders and most of these books are approved by kids as well.

http://www.readbrightly.com/12-kid-approved-books-advanced-fourth-fifth-grade-readers/

When you are on this website, checkout the other articles on their website as well.

Belin Blank Center at the University of Iowa

The Belin Blank Center at the University of Iowa provides resources and support for educators and students in the field of gifted education. There are various opportunities and programs for students at grade levels 2 – 12. Students and teachers from 11 countries participated in the various programs at Belin Blank last year, but it is surprising that many local students and parents are not aware of this great opportunity at the U of I. Continue reading “Belin Blank Center at the University of Iowa”

Challenge Math Online at Noetic Learning

The Challenge Math is an online program offered by Noetic Learning. It is a very  inexpensive way of receiving math problems for a specific grade level on a weekly basis. They offer 3 sessions, one in fall, one in spring and one in summer.  The weekly assignments consist of 5 timed problems. It’s a good mix of problems touching topics like geometry, algebra, probability etc appropriate for the grade level. On an average the time commitment is 10-20 min per week.  They have provided some samples questions on their website to try out before you register.

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