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August 2010 : Newsletters~Canadian

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Donna Ward Northwoods Press
Canada, My Country is our best Social Studies program for Grades 1-4 in a multi-age program.

Discovering Canada's Government is our No. 1 pick for teaching government to middle and upper elementary grades.

is now in softcover for only $9.99. This is a keeper!

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
Henry Miller


Here are some inspiring planning helps.

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If you still get a security warning, change your bookmark to www.donnaward.net instead of .ca and clearing the memory cache in your internet seach engine will help.
School Planning

Here are some final planning tips as you get ready for the NEW school year!!!
Make a booklet for each child to be in charge of their own lesson completion. This will save you from constantly having to manage each child and it builds self-discipline and industriousness into your child.
See Donna Young's free student planner you can customize online. Scroll down on the webpage to fill in the fields with the child's name, grade, subjects etc. and generate a planner with all the pertinant information. Customizable planner 

Other Planners:

Preplanning your school year is vital to orderliness.
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Reading Lists - If I could do it over again!

We read SO many great books over the years but didn't keep a thorough title list. I definately encourage you and your kids to do this!

Remembering favourite books is like chatting with old friends; those characters we love and identify with.

I love Lisa's free printable Reading Logs. Add to each child's reading list each year. Give rewards for numbers of books read.

One creative Mom is putting together a memory box for each child as a gift when they leave home. Special books will be part of the collection. What a GREAT idea!!!!
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