Thursday, December 22, 2011

3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Sumdog Contest

Hutchings Elementary is hosting a private Sumdog math contest for all of our 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students. The contest runs from Dec. 22nd - Jan. 3rd. Log in and earn Sumdog points today!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2nd Grade Arcamdemic Skill Builders

It's time to challenge our classmates to some mulitplayer games on Today's topics include: money, time, and addition. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kindergarten Starfall

Friday, December 16, 2011

1st Grade Spell a Picture

How many "Kerpoof Koins" can you rack up in the Spell a Picture activity?

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Congratulations to the Hutchings 3rd Grade TEACHERS vs STUDENTS Sumdog contest winner ..... Mrs. Harde! Everyone that participated was a winner in my book! Leaderboard below (click to enlarge).

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Kindergarten Alphabet and Animals

We are going to visit and there alphabet and animal activities today.

Kindergarten Itsy Bitsy Spider

Parents & Teachers: (Handout)
Let's visit, click "Nursery Rhymes", and watch Itsy Bitsy Spider.

4th Grade Habitat oh Habitat

-Teachers & Parents: (Handout)
Step 1: See if you can get 100% compatibility for all six animals in this Build an Online Habitat Game from Switcheroo Zoo..

Step 2:
Different living things like to live in places that suits their needs. Do you know where each animal should live and why? Visit Human and Animal Habitats.

Step 3:
Back to Switcheroo Zoo. Time to Make New Animals. Create your new animal, give it a name, and write a brief description about its habitat.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

2nd Grade Vocabulary Practice

Partner up with a teammate for these two awesome vocabulary activities from

1st Grade Fishing

Roll up your sleeves and grab your tackle box, we're going fishing! First up its Fishing with Phonics.

Next up, try to count the correct number of fish in Fishin' Mission.

Grab your fishing gear, we're headed to Thrill of the Catch at Discovery Lake to do some virtual fishing! Use this Handout to record your catches. Remember to be quiet, we don't want to scare the fish.


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Monday, December 5, 2011

New Student Podcast is Up!

Podcast #9: Cast of Willy Wonka Jr.
Three cast members from Howell Community Theatre's production of Willy Wonka Jr, Elissa, Jenna, & Nic, join us in studio to discuss their upcoming play. The actresses and actor tell us how the audition process works, they describe their previous acting experience, and they give some advice for those aspiring actors out there. Click here to: LISTEN NOW!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

4th Grade Teachers vs Students FINAL RESULTS

Check out the final results from the 4th grade Teachers vs Students Sumdog competition. thanks to all who took part!

3rd Grade More Dance Mat Typing

BBC Schools has created THE best online typing tutorial. Practice Dance Mat Typing and become a touch typing pro. Let's revisit Level 1, Stage One for 10 minutes, then complete all of Level 1, Stage 2.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Winter

1. HighlightKids Design Your Own Gingerbread House and Jan Brett's Gingerbread Baby House. What similarities and differences did you notice with both sites? Which site do you like better? Why?


2. Next, we will be using some activities from

Christmas Lights     100 Snowballs!

Make a Snowman     Make a Christmas Tree
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

1st Grade Online Coloring Books

-Teachers & Parents: (Lesson) (Handout 1) (Handout 2)We can use technology to help us create items, for example, online coloring books. Lets discuss using an online coloring book compared to paper and crayon coloring books.


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Kindergarten Online Coloring

Last week we used KidPix to learn about the fill bucket. Today we will use Kea Coloring's fill bucket tool to paint pictures. Let's compare the two programs.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

4th Grade Online Stories - Storybird

Finish & publish your stories in Storybird!
Username: helab4th
Password: he1234

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5th Grade Story Starters

-Teachers & Parents: (Handout) (Lesson)
Create your own wacky stories with Scholastic Story Starters. Choose from the following formats to publish your story (notebook, letter, newspaper, or postcard). No more, "Mr. Horne, I don't know what to write about." This site is awesome!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

5th Grade TEACHERS vs STUDENTS Sumdog Competition

Here are the top 10 finishers for the 5th Grade Teachers vs Students competition. Great job everyone who participated!

We Are The Champions!

We did it 5th graders! We captured the Fai-To trophy from Northwest Elementary! What a great math Fai-To. Hutchings defeated Northwest 5 rounds to 4 rounds for the victory. Every student that participated in our Mangahigh smackdown should be proud!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Micorsoft Word Turkey

What are you thankful for? Download Mr. Horne's Microsoft Turkey here, then insert some Word Art on each turkey feather that describes what you are thankful for.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

5th Grade Math Fai-To

Way to go Wyatt N! Wyatt won the "Hero" medal for scoring the most points during our most recent round of our math competition against Northwest Elementary. We won round 6, and it's now tied 3 rounds a piece. First school to win 5 rounds wins the Fai-To! C'mon 5th graders, get to now and get us some points!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

3rd Grade Story Starters

-Teachers & Parents: (Handout) (Lesson)
Create your own wacky story with Scholastic Story Starters. We will be printing out these stories when finished.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

2nd Grade Draw That Habitat

-Teachers & Parents: (Lesson)
How much do you know about habitats? Today we have a two part project:

Step 1: Create your own Wild Self.

Step 2: Use Draw That Habitat to create a habitat that fits your Wild Self.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

1st Grade Reading Activities PBS Kids

Choose from the following Reading Activities at PBS Kids.

5th Grade Math Fai-To

All right 5th graders, let's have a friendly math smackdown against all of the 5th graders at Northwest Elementary in Howell. Log into and select "Northwest Elementary" to challenge for our first ever school-to-school Fai-To.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Kindergarten PBS Kids Counting Games

Visit some of the great counting games offered at PBS Kids.

It's On, It's On, It's On!

Calling all 5th Graders. Join Mrs. Wanlass, Mr. Prince, Mrs. Kelly, Mr. DeLand, Mrs. Linhart, & Mr. Horne for a friendly, LIVE, math competition on Tuesday, November 22nd at 7:30pm. Better brush up on your multiplication facts because the Hutchings staff is ready for a math smackdown!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kindergarten PBS Kids Dress Up Activities

Check out some of the great Dress Up activities from PBS Kids.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

4th Grade Hot Shot Business

Think it's easy to run your own business? Well, now it's your chance to give it a try. Let's find out who can make the biggest profit by running their own business with Disney's Hot Shot Business.

Monday, November 7, 2011

1st Grade Estimate & Measure

Can you help Chef Pierre in his kitchen? You will need to help him estimate and measure.

5th Grade Hot Shot Business

Think it's easy to run your own business? Well, now it's your chance to give it a try. Let's find out who can make the biggest profit by running their own business with Disney's Hot Shot Business.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kindergarten Cooking With Caillou

Visit Caillou for an interactive lesson in cooking.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

2nd Grade Counting Money

1. Visit Math Nook for this Counting Money game. Click on the correct change to score points.

2. Practice counting money at these three sites:

3. Next, try your coin smarts at Exact Change, also from Math Nook.
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