1. Find the sports pages. Who is your favorite sports hero? Write down 10 words that describe your hero. Explain the types of tests your hero would do well on. (LA.A.I.1.2)
2. Go through the classified ads, and find a dog or other pet you would like.
3. Make a list of words on your own or from the newspaper to describe the pet you seek. Keep the word list in your notebook. (LA.A.I.1.2)
4. Develop and illustrate a plan to take care of the pet, when you will walk it, and how you will teach your pet to have good manners like Woodrow. (LA.A.I.1.1a)
1. Help your child discuss feelings when taking a test. Ask your child to explain a time when he/she felt anxious about a challenge.
2. Relate incidents from your own experiences, focusing on the positive aspects of taking a test.
3. Then, ask your child to find pictures of sports heroes in the newspaper, and read the article together.
4. Discuss the challenges the sports hero has faced and mastered. Have your child explain what he/she can learn about facing hard challenges from the sports hero.
Survival Strategies for Taking Tests -- Preview the test before you answer anything. This gets you thinking about the material. Make sure to note the point value of each question. This will give you some ideas on budgeting your time.
Training Your dog with the "Sit-Stay" Exercise -- There is no single exercise more effective at gaining leadership than the sit-stay exercise. If you must constantly coax, cajole, and ultimately bribe your dog to obey the simplest command, you´re lacking in leadership. The sit-stay command, properly taught, can single-handedly reverse this unfortunate situation.
Obedience Regulations -- An obedience club that meets all the requirements of the American Kennel Club and wishes to hold an obedience trial must apply on the form the AKC provides for permission to hold such a trial. The trial may be held either in conjunction with a dog show, agility trial or as a separate event.
Visiting Pets and Animal Assisted Therapy -- "Visiting Pets" "Therapy Dogs" "Therapy Pets" are just some of the names given to describe programs in which animals help people just by visiting with them. As participation in such programs grows so does the vocabulary describing different aspects of pet visiting.
Serial Story: WOODROW TALES -- The serial story ran in the Daytona Beach News-Journal each Monday from January through May. Text and illustrations for the serial copyright © 2003. Barbara Shapley, NIE Consultant/Writer is a career educator and education writer. The Woodrow Tales is a fictionalized account about a real basset hound, who is smart and loving.