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    Posted at 12:00 AM  |  by Elle

    It's that time again.  Math facts assessment time!  

    Back in April 2012 I created a blog post about my oldest daughter Em's 3rd Grade Multiplication Assessment Test .
    This has been the most popular post on my blog thus far 
    with 42,286 views!  
    However, not one person has commented on that post.
    If you check it out please leave some comment love, okay?

    Today's post is about my youngest daughter Kaye and her addition and subtraction assessment tests.  They must have changed something because I remember Em taking addition in 1st grade and subtraction in 2nd grade, but Kaye has to do both this year.  


    In the Fall the second grade teachers had the students cut out paper flash cards and they have two envelopes: Facts I Know and Facts I Am Working On.  I've asked Kaye a handful of times since then to practice facts with her and each time she'd say "I already know most of my facts." 
     Okay Miss Smarty-Pants.  

    At teacher conferences a few weeks ago the teacher gave me two double-sided sheets of  practice tests for home use.
    Last night was the first time we did a practice run and Kaye only got two wrong!  When she called for me to come check them she said, "Look at the timer Mom, I have 6:49 left."
    I had set the oven timer and it was then that I realized I mustn't have set it properly because 6:49 was the actual time it was.  The test was good practice even if I didn't know how much time it took her to do it.
    Next time I will be sure to take note of the time 
    she begins and ends!

    Here is Kaye's test from last night

    Afterwards when I was checking it she said, 
    "How could I get 3 + 2 wrong?  I know it's 5!"
    I had to explain to her how sometimes when  you take a
    test and you feel like you're under pressure to do well in
    a short period of time, it affects your performance and you may forget things you really do know.  I also assured her that over time she will most likely do better
     because of all the practice she's doing.

    Here are the quiz sheets for you to download
     for your personal use.

    These are some featured products to help your 
    elementary-aged student succeed in 
    mastering their addition and subraction math facts.


    I hope this post was helpful and that your student
     is successful when it comes time for their
     addition and subtraction assessments!

    2nd Grade Addition & Subtraction Assessment

    It's that time again.  Math facts assessment time!  

    Back in April 2012 I created a blog post about my oldest daughter Em's 3rd Grade Multiplication Assessment Test .
    This has been the most popular post on my blog thus far 
    with 42,286 views!  
    However, not one person has commented on that post.
    If you check it out please leave some comment love, okay?

    Today's post is about my youngest daughter Kaye and her addition and subtraction assessment tests.  They must have changed something because I remember Em taking addition in 1st grade and subtraction in 2nd grade, but Kaye has to do both this year.  


    In the Fall the second grade teachers had the students cut out paper flash cards and they have two envelopes: Facts I Know and Facts I Am Working On.  I've asked Kaye a handful of times since then to practice facts with her and each time she'd say "I already know most of my facts." 
     Okay Miss Smarty-Pants.  

    At teacher conferences a few weeks ago the teacher gave me two double-sided sheets of  practice tests for home use.
    Last night was the first time we did a practice run and Kaye only got two wrong!  When she called for me to come check them she said, "Look at the timer Mom, I have 6:49 left."
    I had set the oven timer and it was then that I realized I mustn't have set it properly because 6:49 was the actual time it was.  The test was good practice even if I didn't know how much time it took her to do it.
    Next time I will be sure to take note of the time 
    she begins and ends!

    Here is Kaye's test from last night

    Afterwards when I was checking it she said, 
    "How could I get 3 + 2 wrong?  I know it's 5!"
    I had to explain to her how sometimes when  you take a
    test and you feel like you're under pressure to do well in
    a short period of time, it affects your performance and you may forget things you really do know.  I also assured her that over time she will most likely do better
     because of all the practice she's doing.

    Here are the quiz sheets for you to download
     for your personal use.

    These are some featured products to help your 
    elementary-aged student succeed in 
    mastering their addition and subraction math facts.


    I hope this post was helpful and that your student
     is successful when it comes time for their
     addition and subtraction assessments!

    Posted at 6:00 AM  |  by Elle
    Every time I hear this group on the radio I always say to my daughter Em, 'I really like this group!"
    To me they are a breath of fresh air compared to some of the other
     'so-called-artists' of today's music scene.  
    The band Echosmith is comprised of siblings Sydney, Noah, Graham and Jamie.  
    Their newest release is Bright off of their debut album, Talking Dreams .  
    Their genre of music is considered American rock and indie-pop.

    You may also recognize them from their 2013 hit single
     Cool Kids.

    Here are a few videos of their lesser known songs.



    Please visit the band's page for 
    more information and tour dates.

    Musical Monday #16 ~ Bright by Echosmith

    Every time I hear this group on the radio I always say to my daughter Em, 'I really like this group!"
    To me they are a breath of fresh air compared to some of the other
     'so-called-artists' of today's music scene.  
    The band Echosmith is comprised of siblings Sydney, Noah, Graham and Jamie.  
    Their newest release is Bright off of their debut album, Talking Dreams .  
    Their genre of music is considered American rock and indie-pop.

    You may also recognize them from their 2013 hit single
     Cool Kids.

    Here are a few videos of their lesser known songs.



    Please visit the band's page for 
    more information and tour dates.

    Posted at 11:31 AM  |  by Elle
    This video will have you reminiscing about those 80's movies you've never forgotten!
    How many can you name and which ones are your favorites?


    Have A Great Day Everyone!

    ThrowBack ThursDay ~ 80's Movie Style!

    This video will have you reminiscing about those 80's movies you've never forgotten!
    How many can you name and which ones are your favorites?


    Have A Great Day Everyone!

    Posted at 9:49 AM  |  by Elle
    No words, just pictures.




    WordLess WednesDay #14

    No words, just pictures.




    Posted at 2:54 PM  |  by Elle

    I was nominated by Emily 
    at Mom On The Move for this award. 

    Many thanks to Emily for choosing my blog for this recognition.

    The Liebster Award "was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere."

    If you're nominated for this award you will do the following:

    1. Thank and Link Back to the person who nominated you
    2. Answer questions given by the person who nominates you
    3. Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
    4. Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer
    5. Let the nominees know they've been nominated!

    The questions Emily asked me:

    1. Why did you start blogging?

    I've always enjoyed journaling as well as reading blogs by others and just wanted to give it a try.

    2. If you could meet any person in history, who would it be?

    Jesus Christ

    3. If you could wish for one thing, what would it be?

    Continued Health Until My Passing.

    4. What is your favorite movie and why?

    Beaches with Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.
    I like the reality of the friendship between the two characters as well as the reality of the story. Although it is sad, it is also a heartwarming story.

    5. Name three places you would like to visit.

    Hawaii, St. Lucia, Australia

    6. Where is your favorite place to vacation?

    The Beach

    7. If you won the lottery what would you do with the money?

    It would depend on how much money I won.
    If it were a minimal amount, I would pay off the mortgage and bills, and take a long, relaxing vacation.  If it were a large sum of money I would donate some to charity, buy a vacation home, pay for my daughter's college educations, give some to family and enjoy life without the stress of worrying about money.

    8. What is your favorite thing to do to relax?

    Read A Book

    9. What is your favorite meal to cook?

    Meatloaf

    10. If you could pick a different occupation what would it be and why?

    A Virtual Assistant because I could continue being 'Mom' while helping others grow their businesses online.

    The New Questions For My Nominees:

    1.   What is the best advice you've ever received?
    2. What is your favorite book and why?
    3.  Who is your favorite actor/actress?
    4.  What is your favorite season?
    5.  What is your most cherished childhood memory?
    6.  If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
    7.  If you could travel back in time, what time period/year would you travel to and why?
    8.  What is your favorite food?
    9.  E-reader, Physical book or Magazine?
    10.  What is your favorite animal?
    11.  Are you an optimist or pessimist?

    My Nominations Are....

    2.    Mostly Lisa

    Nominees, please pay a visit to one another's sites and/or pages so you can make new blog friends and continue paying it forward in the blogosphere!  Have Fun!

    The Liebster Award!


    I was nominated by Emily 
    at Mom On The Move for this award. 

    Many thanks to Emily for choosing my blog for this recognition.

    The Liebster Award "was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere."

    If you're nominated for this award you will do the following:

    1. Thank and Link Back to the person who nominated you
    2. Answer questions given by the person who nominates you
    3. Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
    4. Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer
    5. Let the nominees know they've been nominated!

    The questions Emily asked me:

    1. Why did you start blogging?

    I've always enjoyed journaling as well as reading blogs by others and just wanted to give it a try.

    2. If you could meet any person in history, who would it be?

    Jesus Christ

    3. If you could wish for one thing, what would it be?

    Continued Health Until My Passing.

    4. What is your favorite movie and why?

    Beaches with Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.
    I like the reality of the friendship between the two characters as well as the reality of the story. Although it is sad, it is also a heartwarming story.

    5. Name three places you would like to visit.

    Hawaii, St. Lucia, Australia

    6. Where is your favorite place to vacation?

    The Beach

    7. If you won the lottery what would you do with the money?

    It would depend on how much money I won.
    If it were a minimal amount, I would pay off the mortgage and bills, and take a long, relaxing vacation.  If it were a large sum of money I would donate some to charity, buy a vacation home, pay for my daughter's college educations, give some to family and enjoy life without the stress of worrying about money.

    8. What is your favorite thing to do to relax?

    Read A Book

    9. What is your favorite meal to cook?

    Meatloaf

    10. If you could pick a different occupation what would it be and why?

    A Virtual Assistant because I could continue being 'Mom' while helping others grow their businesses online.

    The New Questions For My Nominees:

    1.   What is the best advice you've ever received?
    2. What is your favorite book and why?
    3.  Who is your favorite actor/actress?
    4.  What is your favorite season?
    5.  What is your most cherished childhood memory?
    6.  If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
    7.  If you could travel back in time, what time period/year would you travel to and why?
    8.  What is your favorite food?
    9.  E-reader, Physical book or Magazine?
    10.  What is your favorite animal?
    11.  Are you an optimist or pessimist?

    My Nominations Are....

    2.    Mostly Lisa

    Nominees, please pay a visit to one another's sites and/or pages so you can make new blog friends and continue paying it forward in the blogosphere!  Have Fun!

    Posted at 1:11 PM  |  by Elle
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