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Jeremy Seminoff
Works at New Hope International School
Attended University Of California Berkeley
Lives in Japan
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Photos of a typical day and special events at the preschool I work at in Tokyo, Japan.
 
This is an album that Mrs. Ellen put together for a recent preschool info session. It will help you get an idea of what we do each day and how we celebrate special events.
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I downloaded this free typing instructor software without a problem. My kids just got started on it, so I don't have an opinion about it yet, but since I don't know how long it will be free, I thought I'd pass the info along.
 
I don't typically post on Sunday. So, if I'm sharing a deal, you KNOW it must be good! Right now, you can get a FREE Typing Instructor program for Kids from Amazon {with promo code!}. It really works, I just downloaded one for my kids! Get the promo code here -->> http://www.frugalhomeschoolfamily.com/2013/10/06/free-typing-instructor-for-kids-program-save-13-99-limited-time/
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Homemade Risk Game = Instant Geography Lesson
We have a closet-full of board games, but Risk isn't one of them. No problem. My son, who had played once at a friend's house, made his own Risk game with some army guys and an atlas, then got his little brother involved. Ins...
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Oh that is awesome! My boys would love it. 
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Another poem study. This poem is great for teaching about similes and metaphors.
Here's another poem from First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind. It's an old, anonymous rhyme called "Hearts Are Like Doors." photo by Jorge Diaz Hearts, like doors, will open with ease, To very, very little keys,...
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A friend asked the other day for a good way to practice addition and subraction within 10 for her already math-phobic first grader. This was my suggestion.

#math #homeschool #mathed
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Good perspective on reading discernment from a homeschooled kid. (I guess she's not a kid anymore.) I like how she recognizes that there are developmentally appropriate ages to be exposed to different ideas and different kinds of writing.
(Illustrated almost entirely with pictures of discerning cats) (This is a follow-up to, “How Big Is Your Child’s Bubble? Weighing the Merits of Mainstream Fiction in a Classical Education”) 1. *** “Teach and Relea...
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We need the message of this poem in our distracted, multi-tasking day and age.
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I've been reminded recently that I am the mood thermostat in my home. The attitudes of my kids adjust to mine. That's a great responsibility.
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Thanks I needed to be reminded of this myself, getting back to school changes the entire dynamics of the household and thus the mood! :)
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Good tips for reading aloud to kids. I like numbers 6 and 7: "Define unclear words. But not all of them." I added my own tip in the comments section not to turn the page too soon when reading to kids. This helps them to savor the book and engage it like a good reader does.
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"Any questions? No? Good."

Far be it from us to say that!
Christopher Danielson is a math teacher and teacher trainer whose blog is always thought provoking for me as a teacher. He turns the "Any questions?" question on it's head like this: See, in math classes asking questions is ...
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A whole bunch of homeschool bloggers have written about socialization recently. (Check out the link below.) The socialization question is always the first one people ask when they find out we are homeschooling our kids.

Early this afternoon my wife took our three kids to the house of an 80+ year-old friend from church. They went to visit and to pull weeds in her yard. Her 60-or-so-year-old daughter and 20-ish-year-old grandson were also there. Several generations talked, laughed, and enjoyed ice cream together. That's one kind of socialization homeschoolers can get.
  Socialization in the Homeschool by Jennifer at Forever, For Always, No Matter What Smart Socialization for Homeschoolers by Cindy at Our Journey Westward How I Shelter My Children by Mary at...
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Me too, +Judy Hoch . Sadly, many people would discount that as "weird" socialization because of the age range. But that's an ageist attitude. People are people. Period.
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Christian educator. Family man. American in Japan.
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  • University Of California Berkeley
    English, 1990 - 1994
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    2006 - present
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