Wednesday, January 30, 2013

1st Grade Counting Money

Time to practice counting money. First, watch the videos. Then practice counting coins at the money activities.


Touch Money Key

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2nd Grade Properties of Materials

1. Discover the characteristics of materials. How strong is glass? How flexible is metal?

2. Test your smarts in this ONLINE QUIZ.

3. Looking for more material property activities? Try out this game from BBC Science:

PK_2.RI.1 Research and Information Fluency (interact with internet based resources)

Kindergarten Starfall Level 2 Learn to Read

Today, we will visit Level 2 on We will be learning letter sounds by playing a games, reading e-books, and watching short movies.

Select Individual Math Standards with Sumdog

Can you select individual math standards at STEP 1: Click "Training" on the Sumdog dashboard. STEP 2: Click "Choose Topic". STEP 3: Select the topic and then select the standard.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

1st Grade All About Dinosaurs

Today, let's visit some incredible dinosaur interactives. We only will have enough time to spend a few minutes at each activity. Let's get started now!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

2nd Grade Learn Your Lesson (Fables)

Step 1: Listen to a fable of your choice 3 times at Learn Your Lesson.
Step 2:
Draw 2 lines at Kerpoof Super Doodle that divide your screen into 4 equal parts. Retell your fable in a comic book style, drawing one event in each one of the 4 squares (first, then, next, last).

Monday, January 21, 2013

Kindergarten Science at

Let's learn about science with some of's activities!

Farm Animals     Wild Animals
Animal Quiz     Animal Maze

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

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

4th Grade Animal PowerPoint Project

Can you research facts about an animal? Can you start and create a PowerPoint slideshow? Can you save your PowerPoint? Gather facts from National Geographic Kids.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Musical Instrument Families

What do you know about the musical families? Research the instruments in ArtsEdge Perfect Pitch and write those instruments down under the correct family in the handout. Then, can you create your own orchestra with the instrument families that Mr. Horne asks for?    

Now, take this QUIZ.

Kindergarten Super Why Activities

Let's spend about 10 minutes at each activity from PBS Kid's Super Why!


1st Grade Spell a Picture

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

Monday, January 7, 2013

2nd Grade Online Dinosaur Facts

Can you use technology to research facts online? Let's learn about dinosaurs today. Visit PBS Kid's Dinosaur Train Field Guide and find information to fill out your handout.     

PK_2.RI.2 Research and Information Fluency (use digital resources to locate and interpret information relating to a specific curricular topic, with assistance from teachers, school library media specialists, parents, or student partners)

1st Grade I Can Research Dinosaurs Online

Can you use technology to research facts online? Let's learn about dinosaurs today. Visit PBS Kid's Dinosaur Train Field Guide and find information to fill out your handout.     

Kindergarten Peep and the Big Wide World

WGBH TV has a great website featuring educational games called Peep and the Big Wide World.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

3rd Grade Penguin Research

Use the following links to research your penguin:

3_5.RI.2 Research and Information Fluency
3_5.RI.4 Research and Information Fluency

Sumdog Winter Break Contest Final Results

Congratulations to Nolan P and Camille C, who finished first and second, respectively, in the Hutchings Sumdog Winter Break Online Math Contest. Both Nolan & Camille correctly answered over 40,000 math problems during our 13 day contest! View the leaderboard below.

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