Monday, April 29, 2013

Final Sumdog Standings

The two week Hutchings school-wide Sumdog math contest has come to an end. Congratulations to Philip H, who set a new Hutchings record by correctly answering 54,611 math problems over the 14 day competition!

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Sunday, April 21, 2013


We all should know how to use the back arrow to go to the previous page. Play each game for 4-5 minutes, then use the back arrow to come back here and select the next game. From

Dress Up Games     Counting Games
House Cleaning Games    Cargo Ship
Dump Truck     Hospital
Scribble & Dribble     Animal Games for Kids

PK_2.TC.7 Technology Operations and Concepts


Today you are going to work all alone to create your very own Storybird story! Our themes for today are "helping people" and "celebrations". Choose a theme, and then get started with your story


PK_2.CC.1 Communication and Collaboration

3rd Grade Design a Cell Phone

Can you use information to help you with solving a problem? Can you meet a deadline? Can you design a product to meet the needs of your audience? Your completed assignment will show if the answer is "yes" to these questions. Use Edhead's Design a Cell Phone and create a cell phone that senior citizens want to buy. Make sure to take notes when you research! 

3_5.CT.2 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

5th Grade You Are What You Eat

You are what you eat. First, use Baylor College of Medicine and find your guidelines for a healthy diet. Next, use The Fast Food Calorie Counter, to find the nutrition information from your favorite restaurant. Then, type one or two paragraphs explaining if your food order fits with your daily recommended nutritional values. Do you need to change what you order? Why or why not? What food or drink items surprised you in their nutritional (or lack thereof) values?     Post image for Our New Calorie Counter Tool


3_5.RI.2 Research and Information Fluency
3_5.CT.3 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, & Decision Making

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sumdog Contest Update

We are near the halfway point in our Spring math contest. Nolan, Jadon, & Phillip are currently 1,2,3 in the standings. At this time, Nolan and Jadon have each answered over 19,000 math problems correctly! That's nineteen-thousand! Wow! Keep up the good work students. Contest ends April 29th at 8:00am. This contest is open to all Hutchings 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders. Contact us for your student's Sumdog username and password.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

History of Portable Music

Many of us have iPods. What came before the iPod? What did your parents listen to music on? What did your grandparents listen to music on? What will your children listen to music on?


3_5.CI.3 Creativity and Innovation
3_5.TC.2 Technolgy Operations and Concepts

5th Grade Reading and Math

We are going to spend 5 minutes at some of the great activities from today.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

4th Grade Poetry

Create one "All About Me" poem and one "Wishes and Fears" poem from the ETTC Instant Poetry Forms site below.

Monday, April 15, 2013

2nd Grade

Let's visit the 2nd grade portion today!

Kindergarten Sound & Hearing, Light & Dark

What do you know about sounds? What do you know about light?

Sound and hearing     Light and dark     

3rd Grade Plants, Life Cycles, and Photosynthesis

What do you know about plants? What are the different plarts of a plant called? How do plants grow? What keeps plants alive?

Busting the Stereotype

Check out this video that 6 girls from Girl Scout troop 40754 created.  The video is about stereotypes and how to deal with someone who may look different. Great job troop 40754!


Hutchings Spring Sumdog Contest

Hey Hutchings 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. The Hutchings Spring School-wide Sumdog Contest runs Monday, April 15th - Monday, April 29th. Contact us if you forgot your Sumdog username or password. Who will win this year's spring Sumdog contest? Good luck!

Friday, April 12, 2013

4th Grade All-Star Roster

Head over to to view the 4th Grade All-Star roster for this year's 2013 4th Grade vs 5th Grade All-Star Two-Hand Touch Football game.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

2nd Grade

Let's visit the 2nd grade portion today!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

3rd Grade Look What We Found!

Hey 3rd graders, look what Emmy and Mr. Horne saw in South Carolina. The Google Street View car! How cool is that?