Friday, April 29, 2011

3rd Grade Insects

First, we reviewed the different body parts of an insect. Then, we created our own insects using KidPix. Enjoy! Thanks to Julie Cunningham for this great idea.

Mrs. Buckingham's Class Video:

Mrs. VanBlaricum's Class Video:

Mrs. Nelson's Class Video:

Mrs. Harde's Class Video:

3_5.CI.1 Creativity and Innovation

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

5th Grade Blog Assignment

Chances are you noticed many earthworms crawling around on the sidewalk this morning as you got of the bus. Extra credit for anyone that can use and find out why worms come out onto sidewalks when it rains. Blog about it!
Royalty Free Stock Photo: Children watch worm

3_5.RI.2 Research & Information Fluency

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Kindergarten Dress For Weather

Can you help our virtual characters dress correctly for the weather? Then, have some fun with Storybook Creator.


K_2.CT.2 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Thursday, April 21, 2011

1st Grade Become an M&M

First, create and dress your own M&M avatar. Next, print our your M&M avatar and write a creative story about it. What is your M&M's name? Where does your M&M live? Where does it work? What does it do for fun? What's their story?

PK_2.CI.1 Creativity and Innovation

2nd Grade Animal Research

-Teachers & Parents: (Handout-research notes) & (Handout-magazine plan)
Using the link, research facts about your animal for your animal magazine project. Make sure to fill out your animal research sheet as you find intersting facts.

PK_2.RI.2 Research and Information Fluency

Congratulations All Stars!

The following student athletes have been named to their respective teams for the upcoming 4th Grade vs 5th Grade All Star two-hand touch football game in late May.

5th Grade 
- Alejandro M
- Johnny S
- Nick B
- Leah W

- Sydney D
- Matt D

4th Grade
- Aaron S
- Daniel L
- Evan M
- Josh P
- Justin S
- Wyatt N
- Ian M
- John K

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

2nd Grade Solving Problems with Technology

-Teachers (Whole group video 1) (Whole group video 2)
Can you explain ways that technology can be used to solve problems (e.g., cell phones, traffic lights, GPS units)?

911 Video:

Amber Alert Video:

Amber Alert GPS Commercial #1:

Amber Alert GPS Commercial #2:

PK_2.CT.1 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

3rd Grade NASA @ Home And City

-Teachers & Parents: (Handout)
Have you ever wondered about how space exploration impacts your daily life? Trace space back to you at NASA @ Home And City.
Use this chart to describe an item found in your everyday life, and how it is connected to space.

3_5.RI.2 Research and Information Fluency

4th Grade Extreme Planet Makeover

-Teachers & Parents: (Handout)
Extreme Planet Makeover
gives you a chance to create your very own planet.
Compare your planet to an actual planet in our solar system with this chart. Download a picture of your planet, insert it into a MS Word document, and make a creative story about who lives there, what your planet looks like, and why we would want to visit it.


3_5.CT. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

5th Grade Timeline of NASA

Head over to the Helab Blog Portal for today's assignment. You're going to love it! You will be using the best website ever!
50 Years - a robot flies by the NASA 50th Anniversary logo

3_5.RI.2 Research and Information Fluency

Kindergarten Avatar Editor

Create your own Mii like Avatar with My Avatar Editor. Make your first avatar look like you, make your second avatar anyway you like. Try out another avatar creator, Clay Yourself.

PK_2.CI.1 Creativity and Innovation

Monday, April 18, 2011

1st Grade My StoryMaker

Ever have trouble writing? Does it take too long to write a story? Is it too hard to think of ideas? My StoryMaker solves those problems!

PK_2.CI.1 Creativity and Innovation

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2nd Grade Spell a Picture -

-Teachers & Parents: (Handout)
How many "Kerpoof Koins" can you rack up in the Spell a Picture activity?

PK_2.CT.2 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Kindergarten Story Time For Me

Story Time For Me is a fantastic collection of digital children's books. First, we will read Fern's Spring, followed by Fern's Baby Animals.

Now, you can choose your own Story Time book to read.

PK_2.RI.1 Research and Information Fluency

Friday, April 1, 2011

1st Grade Cat in the Hat

The "Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That" has a fantastic collection of science activites to try.

3rd Grade Save the Monarch

-Teachers & Parents: (Handout)
Did you know the monarch butterfly is in trouble? Global warming is affecting the monarch's habitat. Find out how, and what you can do to help!

Monarch Butterfly Migration Animated Map

3_5.CT.3 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making