• September 20, 2012

Examples of Mnemonics for Kids (With Videos!)

Here's a challenge. Learn the prefixes in the metric system. In order. In one minute. Go. Kilo, Hecto, Deca, Deci, Centi, Milli. Not so easy, right? But with helpful mnemonics (for kids and adults alike), you'll be able to remember complex groups of information with ease. Try the metric system again, but this time with the story of King Henry: King Henry Died Drinking Chocolate Milk. Much easier to recall a kings sweet slurping habits than arbitrary prefixes, and if you know the first letters correspond, you'll remember the facts. With this lesson plan, students will harness the power of…

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Culture-Building First Day of School Activities

Create a Strong Classroom Culture with Flocabulary Songs and Videos [jwplayer file=http://flocabulary.s3.amazonaws.com/media/5-just-a-rumor-media.mp4 image=http://flocabulary.s3.amazonaws.com/images/5-just-a-rumor-image.jpg] "Just a Rumor" can help kids feel less nervous about the next grade.With a year's worth of standards and lessons ahead of you, it can be tempting to get started with that first book or math concept on Day One. This year, try holding off for a few days. The time you spend building a strong classroom culture in the first few weeks of school will pay returns every day of the year. To help you build a compassionate and invested group of students, we present to you…

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The Week in Vocab

Review the Biggest Buzzwords of the Week! When you follow national and worldwide affairs, you get access to royal celebrations, government bans, acclaimed sci-fi writers and more. Each week, we highlight the top buzzwords or terms that your students might not have known or even heard until now. All these words are featured in the most recent edition of The Week in Rap. And once students beef up their vocab, the news will make a lot more sense. THIS WEEK net worth (noun) -- the amount of money and assets a person or business has minus their liabilities or debts Why it…

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Let’s Talk About #SummerReading on June 7

Summer is approaching. And we want to know: What are you reading? We're excited to partner with The New York Times Learning Network for their #summerreading celebration. Why the hashtag? Well it's a conversation that is happening on Twitter all about summer reading. We want you to share your reading choices, thoughts on how much to read and anything else. You can learn more about the discussion here. When you tweet, be sure to add #summerreading to the message so that other participants can see what you think. Follow @Flocabulary on Twitter to make sure that you catch our updates.…

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Flocabulary Summer Activities for Kids

School's almost out. We helped you engage your students during the year, and now we're here to help your students fight the summer slump. You can assign these activities alongside summer reading, or simply allow your students to choose one or two fun options from these summer activities. Read on to learn more about assignment suggestions, from a summer vocabulary goal to a Week in Rap log. 10 Flocabulary Summer Assignment Ideas 1. Keep a Week in Rap Log We'll be continuing The Week in Rap throughout the summer for the first time ever this year. To keep up on the…

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