Tuesday, October 30, 2012

4th Grade Hurricane Simulation - Stop Disasters

Powerful Hurricane Sandy has now hit the east coast of the United States. We can't stop disasers, but we can prepare for disasters. Play the hurricane simulation at StopDisastersGame.org and see how well you can prepare a community for a hurricane. Fill out this KWL Handout before, during, and after the simulation.

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

Monday, October 29, 2012

3rd Grade Sumdog Final Results

Below are the final results from our 3rd Grade "Beat the Teacher" Sumdog.com math night. Congratulations to the new 3rd grade Sumdog.com math champion, Jadon D!
(Click leaderboard to enlarge)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

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.

PK_2.CI.1 Creativity and Innovation
PK_2.CT.2 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

1st Grade Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read is a free online game that will teach us the first stages of reading. Make sure you have your username and password, you'll need them to login!

PK_2.CT.2 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
PK_2.TC.6 Technology Operations and Concepts

Kindergarten More Starfall

We are going to visit More.Starfall.com and try out a variety of activities.

PK.2.TC.7 Technology Operations and Concepts

5th Grade Google Search Stories

Time to use this free online video creator (Google Search Stories) to produce our very own 35 second movies. Each "Search Story" is told through a series of Google searches. Give it a go and create your own Google Search Story now.

*Having trouble starting your own Search Story? Then try finishing one of these examples (Search Stories Starter Set).

- Try using the different kinds of search (maps, images, products) to add variety to your story.

- Use different search features (a list of them can be found here) to help get a big plot point across quickly and clearly.
- Try and build a narrative arc that ends with the last search delivering a surprise or, better yet, the beginning of a new story.
- Make it personal! Tell the story of something you accomplished, fell in love with or discovered. Or make it about aliens. That's cool, too.

3_5.CI.2 Creativity and Innovation
3_5.RI.1 Research and Information Fluency

3rd Grade Keyboarding - Dance Mat Typing

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


3_5.TC.1 Technology Operations and Concepts

Friday, October 26, 2012

Kindergarten Super Why Alphabet Games

PBS Kids SuperWhy has some of the best alphabet activities around!

 Picture     Picture 

Monday, October 22, 2012

3rd Grade Spell a Picture - Kerpoof.com

-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

4th Grade Telling Time Review

First, watch this short video that reviews how to read an analog clock:

Finish all 10 rounds of this game, then record your score
Second Grade Telling Time Game - Bang On Time

Next, take turns setting the clock and quizzing your partner the correct times

Now, spend a few minutes at each of the following time telling games.
Telling Time Online Exercises     Clock Games
Second Grade Telling Time Game - Bang On Time     http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-g-nA9QYbZZE/TeFLuiv0DhI/AAAAAAAAE84/RjduoI-MhAQ/s200/BBC+Time+Mission.png

Need more help with telling time? Then try out this online tutorial from timemonsters.com

5th Grade Sumdog.com

Use the link below to log into your free Sumdog.com account. This is THE most popular math website at Hutchings Elementary! Today we will:
  • Create your Sumdog avatar
  • Select Tables and Subtraction or Multiplication
  • Challenge Your Classmates at "Street Racer"
  • Few minutes for your choice of Sumdog games

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Kindergarten Disney Junior

Can you select the correct category and choose a Disney Junior game from that category? Can you use the Back Arrow to navigate to the previous page?

2nd Grade Spelling Activities

Hope you have been practicing your spelling skills. these three games are going to test out your spelling accuracy! Use these two handouts for help (Dolch 1st, Dolch 2nd). 



PK_2.TC.6 Technology Operations and Concepts

1st Grade ABCya.com

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

Numerical Order
See 100's chart for answers

Connect the Dots: Multiples


3rd Grade ABCya Math

Let's play several math activities from the 3rd Grade portion of ABCya.com!

ABCya.com Logo

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

3rd Grade Sumdog Contest

Monday, October 15, 2012

2nd Grade Counting Money

1. Start with the "easy" level of The Value of Money, then visit Math Nook for their Counting Money game. Click on the correct change to score points.

2. Practice counting money at these sites:


3. Next, try your coin smarts at Exact Change, also from Math Nook.
PK_2.TC.6 Technology Operations and Concepts

1st Grade Carnival Math

Step right up, step right up, who's brave enough to challenge some activities from Funschool.com's Carnival Math?


Kindergarten Counting

First stop, the Learningplanet's Counting Game.

Moving on to Okta's Rescue. Use your counting skills to save as many Okta's as you can before time runs out.

Now let's try out ICT's New Duck Shoot Game.

Wrap up the counting activities with several awesome counting games, starting with the Ladybug Game.

PK_2.TC.7 Technology Operations and Concepts

3rd Grade Family Movie Night

Can you use technology to help you decide on which movie to see and how much it would cost your family? Click here: (handout) for the handout that goes with this lesson. Make sure movies you preview are rated PG or G.

Use this online calculator to help add up movie ticket prices for your family:

Embed Calculator requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

You must have the current version of the adobe flash player to use this online calculator.

And, don't forget to listen to the catchiest song ever ... "It's more fun at MJR."

Here's an "old-fashioned" newspaper movie directory (click to enlarge):

Monday, October 8, 2012

Five members from "Team Bounce", Hutchings' own all-star gymnastics team, join us in studio to talk all things gymnastics. Madison, Avery, Rachel, Jamie, and Lauren sit down to answer your questions and tell us about their gymnastics talents and accomplishments
. Don't miss this very special episode of The Hutchings Computer Lab Podcast. LISTEN NOW