Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:
JEH JEH LIVE - The Southern Women's Show returns to the BJCC this week with four days of celebrity guests, exciting new features, exclusive offers and shopping designed specifically for Birmingham gals. The show includes appearances by Jessa Duggar Seewald of 19 Kids and Counting and the Bachelor's Britt Nilsson. Enjoy complimentary haircuts and lots of fun and fabulous deals. Happy hour admission is just $3 after 3 p.m. on Thursday, and $5 after 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday for frugal fashionistas who want to power shop and spend the extra savings on the show floor. There's also daily Pick Your Purse Bingo – with each winner getting to choose one of three mystery bags. The Cooking Stage will be filled with Birmingham's best local and regional chefs for daily cooking classes. Other features include Queen of Clean Comedian Joy, pet fashion show, makeovers and more. Show hours are Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.– 5 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door, $8 in advance online, $7 in advance at participating Walgreen's, $5 for children 6–12 years old and free for children under 6 years of age with paying adult. Special $3 after 3pm on Thursday and $5 after 5 p.m. pricing Friday and Saturday. For group discount tickets and more information, call 800-849-0248 or visit www.SouthernWomensShow.com.
PSAT - In 2014, the College Board announced it would redesign the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT to make the tests more reflective of classroom learning; better connected to educational opportunities; and consistent across score scales and content so that students and teachers can track and measure academic progress over time. On Wednesday, October 14, and Wednesday, October 28, millions of high school sophomores and juniors across the country will take the new PSAT/NMSQT - The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, a test that focuses on the skills and knowledge evidence shows matter most for college and career readiness. The PSAT/NMSQT also connects students to opportunities such as Advanced Placement Program®/AP® courses, nearly $180 million in scholarships and — because of the College Board's partnership with Khan Acadeny— personalized practice for the new SAT which will be first administered in March 2016. The College Board's James Montoya explained the role and value of the PSAT/NMSQT and share important information on how families can use the feedback contained in the score reports both to determine their child's likelihood for success in AP courses and to create a practice plan for the new SAT on khanacademy.org.
DR. F - Dr. Wayne Fleisig a psychologist with Children's of Alabama offered us some pointers for helping our kids establish good homework habits
- Set a good place to study
- Help child set a schedule for homework
- Begin assignments early
- Break into pieces
- Monitor, motivate and model