My girls struggled to learn to read; they loved being read to, loved books, but learning to read at school was a real struggle.
Learning facts is just one of the parts of schooling that never seems to go away. The trick is to get them into the long-term memory well before they are needed in tests and exams.
Maths was always a struggle for us through the Junior School. Timed tests, learning tables,… it was all bad. Our youngest found it all particularly difficult – I would ask ‘What is 4 + 3?” She would reply “mmmm maybe 9, or 8’. This was made worse by her teachers not allowing her to use… Continue reading This is Maths too
We try to emphasis to our kids that the practice exams are just that, practice for the real thing.
By the time kids are in Year 9, their teachers should be giving them the “learning outcomes” for the topic they are on.
Exam time is looming in New Zealand. It starts with “mocks” then then real thing. Our house is awash with post it notes, highlighted note pages, flash cards and practice tests… whatever works is our philosophy. Another website and resource that I can’t praise enough is https://www.nobraintoosmall.co.nz/ this site is absolutely brilliant for NZ students… Continue reading Exam Time
Like a lot of dyslexic kids, my girls love science.