Friday, June 19, 2015

Five for Friday Link - June 19th

It is already Friday and this week has FLOWN by!  I don't like my summers to go by SO fast!  

OK, really this week has flown by.  Yesterday I got on one of these and flew four hours to Los Angeles to meet one of the most important people in my life.

While I was being held captive on an airplane I watched the movie Interstellar and enjoyed it!

When I got off the plane I had the best little visitor in the back seat with me.  I enjoyed being with you and riding with you little Anna.  I got her to laugh which totally filled my heart!

Finally got back to the house and was completely exhausted.  I have never been on a plane for FOUR hours but it was so worth it! 

The folks in Charleston, S.C. have not had good news for loved ones. Please pray for those who lost loved ones this week and please visit Sarah's website, Educlips, to get this beautiful tribute.

 Educlips Tribute to Charleston, S.C.

Have a blessed week and remember those who are having a tough time!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

"Teach Your Monster to Read" is Awesome and FREE!

click here to visit the website

Have you signed up for "Teach Your Monster To Read"?  What is it?  Why is it free?  I can answer all of those questions!

The program is funded by the Usborne Foundation, a charity set up to support initiatives to develop early literacy and this is why it is free. The program is for children in the first stages of learning to read, or for older children who need a little more practice. "Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps for the iPad is $4.99 which I feel is a bit pricey. The reason I say that is because Raz-Kids is web based and the app is free to use on the iPad.

If you are interested in learning more about this program please click the picture above!

You do have to sign up or sign in.

Here is the app if you are interested in taking a look at it for your devices.
After you have signed up you add players one at a time to choose which game they will play (see below) or sign up multiple players!

Hang on there are some great options:

I love that I can change their passwords to something kid friendly on a keyboard.  There is even a place where you can download the stats via excel.  They also provide password cards for each student to log into the program.  What's not to love?

Yeah, there is a lot more to the program, but I gave you the basics to get started and it is FREE!

If you already use it or if you sign up, please let me know how you like it.