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Postby BigDad » Wed May 12, 2010 1:48 am

Michteach wrote:Hi Pokemon,

No prob, btw I MUST tell you about something I just found: the education company that used to come to my school to sell books has now set up a Twitter account and they post phrases from storybooks and also interesting ways to help your child learn vocabulary, spelling, creative writing, science etc...it is so good, now I use what they post to teach my kids and my students love it! Very easy to follow..am so excited, I must tell everyone about it! :D

You can follow them after you have your own twitter account, the company name is The Alternative Story or you can follow them with their twitter name it is - TAlternativeS, if you have any probs, just pm me..I see if I can help with more detailed instructions..happy twitting!



Michteach, thank you for the information you have given. I have followed TAlternativeS on Twitter and I have learnt many new vocab teaching skills! Its very exciting, my kids love it too!

If you have any more of these kind of exciting and resourceful information, must share with all of us! :)

Thanks!

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Postby PhAnderson » Wed May 12, 2010 11:24 am

Michteach wrote:Hi Pokemon,

No prob, btw I MUST tell you about something I just found: the education company that used to come to my school to sell books has now set up a Twitter account and they post phrases from storybooks and also interesting ways to help your child learn vocabulary, spelling, creative writing, science etc...it is so good, now I use what they post to teach my kids and my students love it! Very easy to follow..am so excited, I must tell everyone about it! :D

You can follow them after you have your own twitter account, the company name is The Alternative Story or you can follow them with their twitter name it is - TAlternativeS, if you have any probs, just pm me..I see if I can help with more detailed instructions..happy twitting!


Hi michteach,

Can you tell me more about how to go about this? I have heard about twitter but I am not too sure about how to use it..

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Postby Michteach » Wed May 12, 2010 2:06 pm

Hi Bigdad,

No prob! :D Enjoy twitting and find lots of good tips!

Michteach
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Postby Michteach » Wed May 12, 2010 2:08 pm

Hi PhAnderson,

Let me find out more about how to make it simple for you as I am quite new at this twitter thing also, get back to you when I know :)

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Postby pokemon » Wed May 12, 2010 4:31 pm

Michteach wrote:Hi Pokemon,

The latest book that I really like is on Time Travel, it is available in Popular, I forgot the author, it is called A Gate in Time and another one that is very good is Conspiracy 365- abt a boy on the run from the bad guys who killed his dad, interesting but more than that the phrases are very good...but the Conspiracy series is only available overseas, you can go to the lovereading website I suggested and check it out :lol:


Micteach,

tks for your info. Btw, the story books you have quoted are suitable for which level? Sounded abit too much for my p1 boy.

Twitter is also very alien to me,hopefully you cn find something which is easier to operate, how about any websites or sms?

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Postby Michteach » Thu May 13, 2010 12:45 pm

Hi Pokemon,

For primary 1 kids, there are books like Usbourne young readers that I find quite good and I got them quite cheap at the mph sale:)

For the twitter, I dont think they have a website that offers a similar function, ...I found out an easier way to sign up, you can just click this link to sign up:)

http://twitter.com/TAlternativeS

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Postby Chengg » Thu May 13, 2010 1:52 pm

Michteach wrote:Hi Pokemon,

For primary 1 kids, there are books like Usbourne young readers that I find quite good and I got them quite cheap at the mph sale:)

For the twitter, I dont think they have a website that offers a similar function, ...I found out an easier way to sign up, you can just click this link to sign up:)

http://twitter.com/TAlternativeS


Hi,

This twitter thing is suitable for kindergarten/lower primary kids? Who is giving the tips? I have never heard of twitter before, how does it work?

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Postby pokemon » Thu May 13, 2010 10:49 pm

Michteach wrote:Hi Pokemon,

For primary 1 kids, there are books like Usbourne young readers that I find quite good and I got them quite cheap at the mph sale:)

For the twitter, I dont think they have a website that offers a similar function, ...I found out an easier way to sign up, you can just click this link to sign up:)

http://twitter.com/TAlternativeS


Michteach,

Yes,my son enjoys reading usbourne young readers, i did get some from the mph sales. Besides these, he also reading other series of storybooks mainly on magic adventures, detectives, school days n etc.

Btw, what do you think of this expression "Ta-da!"? Is it acceptable in compo writing. My son recently wrote this in his sch writing, his teacher didnt correct him.

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Postby buds » Fri May 14, 2010 1:14 am

Michteach wrote:For primary 1 kids, there are books like Usbourne young readers that I find quite good and I got them quite cheap at the mph sale:)


I second this recommendation! :celebrate:
Usborne books are good continuations from the simple K2 reads and
can help children move on to chapter books nicely. I have a variety of
Usborne books at home too! Worth the buy definitely.. :D

buds
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Postby buds » Fri May 14, 2010 1:29 am

Following someone on twitter is like leaving short quickie messages
almost like a live chat though most times not everyone, all at the
same time..

In KiasuParents we sorta have it too. :D ChiefKiasu has put up the
Recent Activity column feature where forummers can be updated
with short one liner updates from everyone and anyone, for eg.
from kudos for our portal articles, to latest comments on on our
articles, to simple quotes for the day if you wish..

We've had old timers kid around about the joke of the day..
Or ask if anyone has watched a certain movie and a handful of
our forummers also simply update their status as : ..... just married
today!

Latest for today looks like this..

Recent activity

•Jaslyn commented on Clementi
saying Primary School around
Clementi...

•rainbows commented on The Days
I Made My Mother Cry saying Thanks
Chief for sharing...

•concern2 gave Kudos! to sunflower
for Some thoughts about Chinese/Mother
Tongue and Educational Systems

•concern2 commented on Some thoughts
about Chinese/Mother Tongue and Educational
Systems saying I like your article...

•BigDevil gave Kudos! to ChiefKiasu for The
Days I Made My Mother Cry.

Btw, TAS ie. The Alternative Story is also a
registered forummer here in KiasuParents. :wink:
Mebbe if anyone has special questions for TAS, u
may alternatively send a PM to TAS. :celebrate:

TAS shared with us with some great book
recommendations in another thread. :love:

They offer occasional parents' workshops as well if
i recall correctly, for parents who mebbe interested
to know the basics of creative writing skills.

Just sharing. :wink:

buds
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