How can we help children to develop their working memory?
The memory demands in the classroom for children are high; they are constantly bombarded by new knowledge in multiple topic areas, given series of instructions to complete and expected to both learn and demonstrate their mastery of knowledge and skills on a daily basis. Developing Memory Skills in the Primary Classroom is a highly practical book that contains all the guidance and resources a school needs to boost their pupils' working memory. Proven to have a positive impact on pupils, this tried and tested complete programme combines teaching pupils memory strategies with opportunities to practice those strategies within a small group, the classroom and at home. The resources provided by this book include:
This text provides a clear link between working in the classroom and with parents in the home, making it a one-stop resource for any teacher, SENCo, teaching assistant or parent wanting to help children develop their working memory.
It's the holiday season, and recent 22-year-old divorcee, Sid Nagle faces hard times as he struggles to cover his overdue mortgage payments. In a desperate attempt to get much needed financial help, Sid posts an online classifieds ad for a roommate. Grace Phillips is a 19-year-old wild child whose uplifting positive attitude is what Sid direly needs to turn his life around. Her giving spirit, child-like innocence, and heavenly good looks are only the beginning of her many desirable attributes. Once Grace moves in with Sid, she is smitten with his handsome good looks and determined to break his hardened exterior. What happens when bubbly Grace moves in with depressed Sid? Will her positive attitude renew his holiday spirit? When Sid witnesses a near catastrophe, can he overcome this adversity and rediscover his love in the process in time for the holidays? Find out more in the Roommate Menage: A Merry Christmas."
While the Advent season is filled with fun and expectations, Lent can be hard for children. It's travels through frightening places, loaded with themes of self-denial and death. How can children approach this season in a way that is meaningful and not frightening? Make Room presents Lent as a special time for creating a welcoming space for God. Other books offer excellent ideas for going through the Lenten season with children, butMake Room uniquely connects its projects to the story of Jesus. Simple and practical activities such as baking bread, having a neighbor over for dinner, uncluttering your room, and watching less TV become acts of justice and kindness, part of a life of following and imitating Christ, and a way to make room for God in our lives and in the world around us.
Set in an alternate history where myth and magic were very much real, The Eventide Child exists in a world where the Roman Empire lost the Second Punic War and because of this history has diverged greatly. The first book of The Eventide Series, The Eventide Child follows the story of Alexandra, a simple 14 year old girl plagued with strange dreams who lives an idyllic pastoral life with her father in Arkadia, a province far removed from the hustle and bustle of the slowly collapsing Empire. Despite having never left the peaceful farmlands she inhabited, Alexandra longs for adventure and forces her father to allow her to accompany him as he travels to the city to sell their goods. The Eventide Child follows Alexandra along her journey as she learns that some things are not myth and that the world is a far darker place than the simplicity Arkadia had offered in a tale rife with loss, betrayal, and drama.
Scripture for daily meditation and prayer to be used at home.
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