That dude up there……..was me, Randy and Mitchell this week in preparation for exams. I wish I could come to you with some great helpful tips to help engage your child in preparing and acing his/her exams. Instead I come to you as a worn out, exhausted parent who has resorted to using potty mouth terms that rhyme with famous History peeps in efforts to make the thought stick. I will never look at Bartolome de Las Casas the same. Yes, he promoted Indian rights but I’ll forever remember him as Bart the Fart because there were stinky things going on around him and he stood up for the Indians. Oh.my.word! Did we really tell our kid that just so he could remember it for his exam? Um, yes we did. And did he remember it? Well, that I don’t know yet but I’ll report back in the next post. I’m very curious myself.
Rest assured, we didn’t totally rely on this less than optimal method of study. We used some other great resources that you also might find helpful. The resource teacher at our school told me about Quizlet which is totally awesome – already prepared online flashcards, tests, quizzes, study helps all based on the curriculum your student is using in class. Your student can take mock quizzes and tests based on the material he/she’s studying. The advantage to this is it’s already prepared. Whereas on Flipquiz you create your own flashcards and make “boards” according to topic of study. Then you quiz yourself. I used both of these tools to help Mitchell study this week and we found them very helpful.