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It is that time of year again, when we
review how students are learning while enrolled in the eTutor
program. We looked specifically at 530 students enrolled during the last three
years, we surveyed only those students for whom we had prepared
official transcripts. We believe the
information is representative of all students in the program. Here is
the latest information from those eTutor students surveyed eTutor.
Forty-five percent (241) were enrolled in the Guided One-2-One
Program. One-third are International students representing every
continent in the world (except Antarctica).
40% students are female
20% are multi-year students
27% are high school students
43% are middle-jr. high students
21% are intermediate students
Average high school eTutor exam
English Language Arts - 90%
Algebra/Geometry - 81.5%
Chemistry/Physics - 88%
W./U.S. History - 89.5%
Average Middle/Jr. High school
eTutor exam scores:
English Language Arts - 72%
Algebra/Geometry - 78%
Science - 75.5%
Social Studies - 80.5%
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A few titles this month:
- Solve for "X"
- Atomic Model
- Maisy's Piggy Bank
- Jeopardy Review
- The Odyssey
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by Robert Lawson
Grade 3 and Up
“New folks coming!”
That’s the important news that the
young rabbit, Little Georgie, has to share with all of his
neighbors, from the stately deer to the excitable field mouse on
Rabbit Hill. Will they be good providers or “slatternly”
like the last batch? Most everyone hopes for a garden, but
Phewie, the skunk, is hoping for some quality “garbidge.”
All of the residents of Rabbit Hill have an opinion and a
hope about what will come.
This largely gentle book won the
Newbery Medal decades ago, and it has a lot of old-fashioned
charm. The writing is rich in tantalizing vocabulary, some of
which is provided by Father Rabbit:
1945 Newbery Medal Winner
happens when you are busy making other plans.
Them Love Letters
Love letters are
personalized little notes to your children that let them know you
are fondly thinking of them. They are little messages of sunshine
to brighten up their day. They are surprises that pop up when and
where your child least expects. Put little notes under
pillows, paste them on bathroom mirrors, or, for noontime
pick-me-ups, stash one in their lunch boxes.
Tuck one in a pocket
or a shoe for an unexpected thrill. Drop them in drawers or pin
them inside of jackets. Consider sending one through the
mail...receiving one's first letter delivered by the mailman can
bring so much excitement to a child that it's well worth the cost
Get in the habit of
note writing when they are young. As they get older note writing
can come in very handy for solving disagreements or conflicts by
avoiding lengthy discussions. Children of all ages
frequently respond better to a note reminding them to get a chore
done, than to mom's voice nagging them once again.
Sending notes is
another way of letting your children know how important they
are. Letters written from your heart will perk up your
child's day. Write that you love them and thank them for what they
have taught you and for the chores they do.
Adapted from Wonderful
Ways to Love A Child, Judy Ford
Goodwill to others is constructive
thought. I helps build us up. It is good for your
body. It makes your blood purer, your muscles stronger, and
your whole form more symmetrical in shape. It is the real
elixir of life. The more such thought you attract to you, the
more life you will have.
Parents Make the Difference
You can help your child succeed in
school by building his or her self-confidence at home. Use these
- Respect your child by treating him
or her with the dignity you would a friend.
- Have faith in your child. Don’t be
afraid to give your child increasing responsibility and
- Concentrate on the positive; avoid
using discouraging words or actions.
- Recognize your child’s efforts,
not just his or her accomplishments.
- Build self-esteem and feelings of
adequacy by using positive phrases such as...
- "I can tell you worked very
hard on that."
- "You are getting much better
- "I appreciate what you
- "You really handled that
- Discourage competition (in all
forms) between brothers and sisters.
And, remember, don’t feel
guilty if you "blow it", but use your energy to try again
A determination to succeed is the only
way to succeed.
What You Mean
Here is a tale to
remind us of how tricky communication can be if we don't choose our
"I need a huge
favor," said a woman to her friend. "I promised I'd
take this pair of penguins to the zoo today, but an emergency just
came up and I need to be across town in the next half hour. I can't
possibly do both."
worry," assured her friend. "I'll take the
penguins to the zoo for you, and you just deal with the
Once the woman finished
tending to the situation across town, she drove to the zoo to make
sure the delivery went as planned. Much to her dismay, neither her
friend nor the penguins were anywhere in sight. The zookeeper said
there'd been no deliveries in the last few hours.
So the woman got back in
her car to look for the wayward group. Just as she was about to
give up her search, she spotted her friend coming out of an ice
cream parlor...with the penguins in tow!
"Hey, where have you
been? I thought you were going to drop off the penguins at the zoo for
me? I've been worried sick!"
"I did take
them to the zoo. But we saw most of the animals there...the
penguins sure do like monkeys. And since you weren't done yet,
and they were so well behaved, I thought I'd take them out for sno-cones
and sundaes until you came back."
Adapted from Energize,
The Family Pledge
- We will sit down as a family for
some of our meals.
- We will build a family library,
including some of our children’s favorite books.
- We will make family visits to
libraries, museums, zoos, and other learning places. We will talk
about what we see.
- We will set aside enough time to
finish the day’s homework assignments.
- We will have family
"study" time when parents read and children do their
- We will balance our time between
reading or other creative activities and watching TV.
- We will all share in the excitement
and joy of learning.
- We will take time to visit with one
another and to show our love and appreciation for each other and
for our family.
(Provided to Parents by
- Man is a creature of the seasons.....in
his leisure habits, in his clothing, his shelter, his occupations. The
farmer’s year is governed by the season, because the products of
nature are governed by the seasons. Even in an age where we build
domed, heated, air conditioned structures to defy normal seasonal
climate, there is a seasonal cycle. We follow it with the school year,
or the crop cycle. But if nature has created the climate and the
natural conditions that identify each season, man has provided
artificial characteristics. Christmas in the Northern hemisphere is a
winter holiday, Easter a spring one. Thanksgiving is an autumn
highlight in the United States. January is the time of department
store white sales, September or thereabouts the time for the new model
cars.....and so forth. For every single thing, there is a season. HAPPY
(Spinrad and Spinrad,
is easy to the unwilling.
Exploratorium Magazine Online is a companion to selected issues of the
print magazine, providing key articles and activities and including
multimedia features. Learn how new materials, new methods and new
ideas are transforming traditional origami. Watch videos of a master
origami folder create his unique pieces. Learn how to make your own
paper and how to fold your own paper airplanes. In Japan, legend says
that a person who makes a thousand origami cranes will live a long
life. All the more reason to explore this site!
Odyssey of Life:
This companion to PBS's NOVA Odyssey of Life series includes embryo
morphs, a virtual tour of the microscopic organisms that live in your
body & house, an interview with photographer Lennart Nilsson, a
debate between a creationist and an evolutionist, and a teacher's
The Bright Future Trivia Game:
Learn more about what you can do to help our planet. The Tech
Museum, Applied Materials, Inc., and KidsCom.com are working together
to open young minds to concepts of clean energy, global sustainability
and the importance of collaborating to make our world a better
place. The Bright Future Trivia Game provides a global,
digitized experience for kids all over the world, ages 9+.
The MysterySpot: Great
online and offline activities that allow you and your students to
solve mysteries using science. Find out what happened to the local
frog population, explore Arctica, or use a microscope to solve a
mystery. These fourteen activities are designed to show science in a
whole new light. http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/mspot/
Egypt: Let's hear it for the British Museum. Their staff has
created a website dealing with many areas of study of Ancient Egypt.
Explore Egyptian Life, Geography, Pyramids, and Time. Find out where
writing was used in Ancient Egypt. Shockwave activities are included
for each area of study. Check out the Staff area for a complete
glossary and descriptions of resources.
Knowledge HQ Staff
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