Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kindergarten All About Me

Go to Starfall.com and play All About Me. Do all four activities (Who Am I?, What is My Pet, Where Do I Sleep, & Which is My Toy)

Next visit Starfall Poetry

Then, choose an activity from level 2 at Starfall (It's Fun to Read).

PK_2.TC.7 Technology Operations and Concepts

1st Grade Rhyming Words

1. Go to BBC's The Little Animals Activity Center and click on Digby Mole's Word Games. We are going to play End Sounds first and Rhymes second.

2. Meet the Gang at Orson's Farm, part of Professor Garfield's Transport to Reading.

3. Help Reggie find the Rhyme at Rhyming with Reggie the Rhino.

4. Choose a word from this Rhyming Word List and type in on Microsoft Word. Then walk around the lab and type in rhyming words on as many computers as you can. Type your name after your rhyming word so we know you thought of the rhyme.

5. Choose your own rhyming game from SesameStreet.org.

PK_2.TC.6 Technology Operations and Concepts
PK_2.TC.7 Technology Operations and Concepts

Friday, January 27, 2012

5th Grade Create Your Own Converse

Technology can be used to create. First, visit the Color in Motion site to find colors that represent your personality. Then head over to the Design Your Own Converse site and create a shoe that represents you.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

3rd Grade Wild Self Stories

1. Build Your Wild Self and print it out in color.

2. Read all about the special characteristics of your wild self on your printed page. Go to Microsoft Word, title your story "If I Went Wild", and write an exciting story about your wild self.

3_5.CI.2 Creativity and Innovation

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2nd Grade Homophones

Watch one of Mr. Horne's favorite YouTube videos below:

 Now, take homophones to the next level with this Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Game:

PK_2.TC.6 Technology Operations and Concepts
PK_2.TC.7 Technology Operations and Concepts

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kindergarten Stanley

Time to visit an all-time favorite among Kindergarten students, Playhouse Disney's Stanley!

1st Grade Toon Book Reader

Professor Garfield has an incredible Toon Book Reader for us to visit. Choose from 11 different audio books. Have the computer read the story to you. Next, share a computer with your partner. Open up Microsoft Word, take turns typing sentences, summarize your story, and print.

PK_2.CC.1 Communication and Collaboration

Monday, January 23, 2012

4th Grade Grammar, Ninjas, and Baseball

We are going to visit the free demo portion of Help Me 2 Learn: Grammar. Let's learn the difference between nouns, pronouns, verbs and adjectives.

Grammar Ninja is next. Can you find the correct parts of speech?

Bonus baseball games for the hard workers:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2nd Grade Famous People Research

Use the following sites to research your famous person:
PK_2.RI.2 Research and Information Fluency

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2nd Grade Intro to Sumdog

Get to your Sumdog account and play against students all over the world.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

4th Grade Websites - Real or Fake?

-Teachers & Parents: (Handout) (Another Handout)
Do all websites tell the truth? Is every statement you read online a real fact? How can you tell if a website might be biased or contain inaccurate information?

Visit the websites below. Mark on your paper if you think each website is "true or "false". Remember to add at least one reason to support your claim.

Website #1: Dog Island
Website #2: Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
Website #3: Dihydrogen Monoxide
Website #4: Mankato, MN
Website #5: California’s Velcro Crop
Website #6: Burmese Mountain Dog

This video walks evaluates the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus: 


3_5.RI.2 Research and Information Fluency
3_5.RI.3 Research and Information Fluency

5th Grade What is Blogging?

-Teachers & Parents: (Example-Paper Blog) ( Lesson)
So, you've heard the word blog before, but what is a blog?

 Check out this BrainPop video about blogs and this BrainPop Jr about Internet safety:

Check out the 2010 winner of Edublog's "Student Blog of the Year"

Think Before You Post PSA:

3_5.CC.1 Communication and Collaboration
3_5.DC.1 Digital Citizenship

Monday, January 9, 2012

1st Grade ABCya.com

Let's visit the 1st grade portion ABCya.com today!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Kindergarten ABCya!

We are going to practice navigating in a virtual environment with ABCya!.com. We will be practicing opening up new windows and closing windows in Internet Explorer.

PK_2.TC.5 Technology Operations and Concepts
PK_2.TC.7 Technology Operations and Concepts

1st Grade EekoWorld

Let's learn abuot our environment by visiting PBS Kids' EekoWorld. We are going to play EekoHouse first.

3rd-5th Grades - SRI Reading Test

Round 2 of our SRI Reading Test begins this week. Good luck students!