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Help Your Children to Navigate Worldly Waters
  1. Help them take calculated risks. Talk it over with them, but let them do it. Your primary job is to prepare your child for how the world really works.
  2. Discuss how they must learn to make choices. They must prepare to both win and lose, not get all they want and to face the consequences of their decisions.
  3. Share your own “risky” experiences from your teen years. Interpret them. Because we’re not the only influence on these kids, we must be the best influence.
  4. Instead of tangible rewards, how about spending some time together? Be careful you aren’t teaching them that emotions can be healed by a trip to the mall.
  5. Choose a positive risk taking option and launch kids into it (i.e. sports, jobs, etc). It may take a push but get them used to trying out new opportunities.
  6. Don’t let your guilt get in the way of leading well. Your job is not to make yourself feel good by giving kids what makes them or you feel better when you give it.
  7. Don’t reward basics that life requires. If your relationship is based on material rewards, kids will experience neither intrinsic motivation nor unconditional love.
  8. Affirm smart risk-taking and hard work wisely. Help them see the advantage of both of these, and that stepping out a comfort zone usually pays off.
Your child does not have to love you every minute. He’ll get over the disappointment of failure but he won’t get over the effects of being spoiled. So let them fail, let them fall, and let them fight for what they really value. If we treat our kids as fragile, they will surely grow up to be fragile adults. We must prepare them for the world that awaits them. Our world needs resilient adults not fragile ones. We need to reassure, not rescue. Give them support, not excuses. Be the Guide by their Side.

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Levels of Thinking
There are 6 levels of thinking and your child will be working through all of these levels in our daily classroom activities and homework assignments:

1)Remembering- the act of retrieving or recalling a fact- this is done in our Bible Memory Verse reciting or when students are asked to recall the correct spelling of a word. See our Homework assignment on Reciting your memory verse or taking a spelling pre-test at home.
2)Understanding- constructing meaning from material they have received- this is done when they are asked to explain what they just read. This is also done in Bible when students are asked to draw a picture or explain what the Bible verse means to them.
3)Applying- use the information in new and concrete situations- this is done when students take specific math strategies and apply them to a math word problem to find a solution. See our Homework assignment on applying various math strategies to solving the Math word problems.
4)Analyzing- break down material into understandable parts and explaining how they relate to one another- students do this in Grammar when they diagram the parts of speech in their sentences.
5)Evaluating- make judgments based on criteria and standards- students do this when they revise and proof read their writing assignments and completing summaries on a book they just read to confirm that they are ready for the Accelerated Reading Quiz. See our Homework assignment on completing the Book Logs and indicating if you are ready to take an AR Quiz.
6)Creating- put elements together to form a new pattern- students do this when they are asked to create a timeline of their own life or construct an election campaign poster with a slogan and/or motto.
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The new terms are defined as:
Remembering: Retrieving, recognizing, and recalling relevant knowledge from long-term memory.
  • Understanding: Constructing meaning from oral, written, and graphic messages through interpreting, exemplifying, classifying, summarizing, inferring, comparing, and explaining.
  • Applying: Carrying out or using a procedure through executing, or implementing.
  • Analyzing: Breaking material into constituent parts, determining how the parts relate to one another and to an overall structure or purpose through differentiating, organizing, and attributing.
  • Evaluating: Making judgments based on criteria and standards through checking and critiquing.
  • Creating: Putting elements together to form a coherent or functional whole; reorganizing elements into a new pattern or structure through generating, planning, or producing.