Month: November 2011

Which Is the Better Investment: Higher Education or Early Education?


Have you ever thought of this question before? Not I-not until I read this article which I stumbled upon, on LinkeIn.

I think the main difference between both is the age of accountability. Early Education must be chosen for our youngest, by us. They have no say in the matter. It is not thier choice, it is our choice. At least with higher education, scholarships can be obtained or a young adult can work to pay tuition and fees. This is merely my opinion, though. According to the “Reading Horizons” blog article, they found that: “if a student is given a proper foundation from the start of their education they are more likely to gain a quality education.” I agree!

Which Is the Better Investment: Higher Education or Early Education?.

Read the article to find out what scholars and research says about the subject matter. You might be very surprised!

The Gingerbread Man

Cover of "Gingerbread Baby"

Cover of Gingerbread Baby


I love Gingerbread cookies! I love to make them, eat them and read about them in with my students and own children. Today we read “Stop that Pickle” which was a twist on the traditional tale. The Gingerbread Baby is one of my favorites because it has a happy ending. Story comprehension is an important skill in school. By putting stories in order of events, by sequencing the characters, it helps kids to retell the story. This also helps with summarizing a story too. Here is a fun way to sequence the Gingerbread story. First I print out the large cards and glue to construction paper and laminate them. I pass them out to some of the students. Whoever doesn’t have a card gets a turn to help put the characters in order. Then, after reading many versions of the story, I have the students cut out the mini-picture cards and glue in the correct order onto a sentence strip. I let them draw the ending.

The Gingerbread MAN Story Sequence large cards

The Gingerbread MAN Story Sequence-mini student cards