Christmas is now gone by and we have the New Year to look forward to or not as the case maybe.
But have some fun at Donald to bring you through.
Sean Spicer makes surprise cameo at the Emmys – Business Insider
During the 2017 Emmys, host Stephen Colbert brought out former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to defend the audience size.
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Mom Films Girls Dancing But Bursts Out Laughing When She Notices Their Horse.
Horses have been known to prance and trot gracefully to music; in fact, the Lipizzaner breed is trained exclusively in this art. […]
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Joke : Relationship Confusion
A psychiatrist visited a California mental institution and asked a patient, ‘How did you get here? What was the nature of your illness?’ He got the following reply.
‘Well, it all started when I got married and I guess I should never have done it. I married a widow with a grown daughter who then became my stepdaughter.
My dad came to visit us, fell in love with my lovely stepdaughter, then married her. And so my stepdaughter was now my stepmother. Soon, my wife had a son who was, of course, my daddy’s brother-in-law since he is the half-brother of my stepdaughter, who is now, of course, my daddy’s wife.
So, as I told you, when my stepdaughter married my daddy, she was at once my stepmother! Now, since my new son is brother to my stepmother, he also became my uncle. As you know, my wife is my…
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11 Summer Brain Builders for ADHD Kids
Original post from Additude
‘……………by Sandra Rief, M.A.
Don’t let your child lose academic ground this summer. Keep him learning while school is out by incorporating these fun, ADHD-friendly, educational tips into your daily routine.
While kids do need a break from school, this doesn’t mean they need a break from learning. Studies show that children who don’t exercise their brains during the summer can lose up to two months worth of valuable, hard-won learning. For kids with ADHD, particularly those with coexisting learning disabilities, it’s critical that they engage in educational activities year round to help them retain what they’ve worked so hard to achieve. Here’s how to prevent your child from losing academic ground this summer.
“It’s very important for kids to read every day,” says ADHD education specialist Sandra Rief. “Reading anything—comics, song lyrics, or magazines like Sports Illustrated for Kids or National Geographic for Kids — counts.” The point is, kids will make reading a daily habit if the material taps into their interests and passions. Encourage independent reading by signing up your child for a summer book challenge at your local library or bookstore, and aim for books with no more than five foreign or frustrating words per page.
Read Together to Check Comprehension
Motive your child to engage with books reading aloud to him and with him, taking periodic breaks to make sure he understands the material. Ask comprehension questions such as “What do you think will happen next?” or “Why do you think that character did that?” These discussions keep kids focused and help them retain what they’ve read. If your child can’t summarize what you’ve just read together, this may point to a working memory problem.
Build Reading Skills with Dyslexia
Nearly half of all children with ADHD also have dyslexia – a common, language-based learning disability. If your child struggled to learn the alphabet, vowel sounds, and sight words, or stumbles slowly over words when reading, have your child evaluated right away. Dyslexic children cab benefit enormously from listening toaudiobooks — a great tool to develop language skills, build comprehension, and expand vocabulary. Listen together and periodically take breaks to summarize the story and ask your child questions.
Writing is stressful and intimidating for many ADHD and LD kids who struggle with the overlapping brain processes of planning, organizing and remembering long enough to get their thoughts on paper. Spelling and handwriting challenges only add to the anxiety, so focus on making fun and stress free over the summer. Encourage your child to start a multimedia blog, send emails to a friend or family member, begin a photo journal or scrapbook, write a comic book, or even draft photo captions for a summer photo album. For tech-savvy writers, consider investing in an app like Book Creator, Scribble Press, or StoryKit.
Fun, interesting math lessons lurk around every corner during the summer. “Board games like Monopoly, Mastermind, and Qwirkle are terrific for practicing counting, adding, and subtracting,” Rief says. “Money and dice games provide opportunity for math practice, too.” Online interactive math games like FunBrain, Cool Math 4 Kids, and Math Cats also make practicing math skills less like work and more like play.
The new Common Core being implemented in 48 states now emphasizes oral presentation skills as a target competency. Help your child master public speaking by starting with subjects she finds personally interesting: performing a magic trick, building a go-cart, or cooking up a great meal. Together, write down key talking points on index cards, and help her rehearse. Once she’s ready, she can present to you, a sibling, or a family pet. Use your smartphone to record a video your child can post to YouTube if she wishes.
Amp up your child’s oral reading fluency and public speaking skills by putting on a mini play together.Readers’ Theatre Scripts are specially adapted from leveled children’s books, but any book or poem your child is reading will do. Split up the parts, then have your child rehearse by reading and rereading his lines. Once he’s ready, perform your scene together.
Some ADHD kids just need to be outside. Turn whatever he’s doing outdoors — building a fort, playing sports, climbing a tree, or swimming — into a learning experience. At the end of each day, ask your child to write a few sentences about what he did in a journal, or make a list of the things he should remember to bring to the beach tomorrow. Reading and writing can be done outside, too. Search for educational games that are of interest to your child and play them outside in the fresh air.
Build New Organization Systems Together
Use the summer to devise new organization systems with a clean slate and fresh eyes. Redo his homework area together to make it a more cool and motivating place to work. Work together to add some new shelving, filing systems, or furniture to facilitate better work flow. And figure out what school supplies and systems he’ll need to stay organized when the school year begins.
Sneek Previews of the Year Ahead
Ease your child into the academic year ahead by requesting early access to text books and reading lists for the year ahead. Begin talking about concepts casually. Before the other students return to school, arrange to walk your child through the halls and meet the new teacher in his classroom.Early meetings with the teachers are critical in making sure everyone is prepared and excited for the school year ahead.
Summer Fun Resources:
For Sandra Rief’s list of fun educational activities, click here.
- Summer Reading Program to Boost Comprehension Skills
- Parent Tips For Avoiding Summer Learning Loss
- Summer Activities for ADHD Kids, Preteens
- Treating ADHD with Summer Fun
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Installing My Husband
A woman writes to the IT Technical support…..
Dear Tech Support,
Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and I noticed a distinct slowdown in the overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewellery applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.
In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5,and then installed undesirable programs such as NEWS 5.0,MONEY 3.0 and CRICKET 4.1.
Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system.
Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail. What can I do?
_______ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ ______
First, keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system.
Please enter command: Ithoughtyoulovedme.html and try to download Tears 6.2 and do not…
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The Atheist Professor & God
An atheist professor was teaching a college class and he told the class that he was going to prove that there was no God.
He said, “God if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I’ll give you 15 minutes!” Ten minutes went by. He kept taunting God, saying, “Here I am God, I’m still waiting.”
He got down to the last couple of minutes as a big 240-pound Christian Marine happened to walk by the door on his way to a school recruiting meeting. He stopped and listened to what the professor said.
The Marine walked into the classroom and in the last minute, hit the professor full force, sending him flying off the platform.
The professor got up, obviously shaken, and said, “Where did you come from, and why did you do that?”
The Marine replied, “God was busy; He sent me!”
Preparing for Christmas 2012
Before I prepare for Christmas 2012, just what is Christmas? Why not take part in my poll on What is Christmas for? What ever your view, I believe it is a time for celebration and an opportunity to bring some happiness into the lives of others and yourself. It is an opportunity for families to come […]
Strictly Come Dancing What is it?
To some extent the judges feel it is a dance programme, but not always.
Is it just me or as Craig R H toned down his comments this year. Even when he criticises, he now ends with a compliment.
If it is for entertainment, who cares what experience they already have.
If it is a dance programme then all contestants should have equal experience.
If it is a reality programme, well does anyone care.