Tuesday, October 29, 2013

4th Grade Scholastic Story Starters

-Teachers & Parents: (Handout) (Lesson)
You will be working with a partner today to create a story from Scholastic Story Starters. We will be printing out these stories when finished. Make sure you and your partner can answer these questions:
  • What happens in the beginning, middle, and end of the story?
  • What juicy words or phrases can I include in my story?

    http://www.scholastic.com/teacher/images/articles/l/lessonplans_graphicorg_images_storytrain.jpg     http://www.scholastic.com/teacher/images/articles/l/lessonplans_graphicorg_images_settingcomparison.jpg

    3_5.CI.1 Creativity and Innovation (produce a media-rich digital project aligned to state curriculum standards)

    Monday, October 28, 2013

    2nd Grade Comparing Online Painitng Programs

    Use your triple Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the three different online painting programs below.

    PK_2.CI.1 Creativity and Innovation (use a variety of digital tools to learn, create, and convey original ideas or illustrate concepts)

    1st Grade Literacy BBC Bitesize

    BBC Bitesize is full of great games that can teach us how to improve our reading and writing. Let's have a go!

    Use this alphabet chart to help with any of the activities.

    PK_2.TC.7 Technology Operations and Concepts (demonstrate the ability to navigate in virtual environments)

    Sunday, October 27, 2013

    Kindergarten Dress Up - Match the Weather

    What do you know about the different seasons? Should we dress differently depending upon the season?


    PK_2.TC.7 Technology Operations and Concepts (demonstrate the ability to navigate in virtual environments)

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    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

    Monday, October 21, 2013

    3rd Grade Halloween Reading, Shapes, & Spelling

    How well do you know your shapes (square, rectangle, circle, oval, triangle)? Use this worksheet to draw the correct kinds of shapes on each Jack O' Lantern. Have your partner check your screen when you finish each round. Good luck! Time for some Halloween fun! 


    Next, open up Kerpoof's Spell a Picture and select the Halloween scene. Test out nouns you know how to spell, then add a noun to the Smart Board if it works on your scene.

    CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A.1 Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes
    3_5.TC.1 use basic input and output devices

    3rd Grade Keyboarding

    Back to keyboarding, specifically the "Home Row". Let's begin with Level 1, Stage 2 from Dance Mat Typing. Next, we will select the 'home row' games from the four mini-games below.



    5th Grade Floor Plans Day 4

    DAY 4 of our FloorPlanner.com project: Create your 2nd and 3rd floors. Use KidRex.org to research dimesions needed for your "bonus rooms" (indoor basketabll court, bowling alley, movie thater, etc). Project rubric can be viewed: HERE

    You can view the screencasts below to review our past lessons from this project..

    3_5.CI.1 Creativity and Innovation

    Sunday, October 20, 2013

    1st Grade Halloween

    How well do you know your shapes (square, rectangle, circle, oval, triangle)? Mr. Horne will tell you what shape to make for your Jack-o-Lantern's eyes, nose, and mouth. Have your partner check your screen when you finish each round. Good luck! Time for some Halloween fun! 



    Kindergarten Counting at PBSkids

    Let's practice our counting skills at PBSkids.org!


    Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    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 14, 2013

    2nd Grade ABCya Spelling Practice Dolch Words

    Spelling, spelling, and spelling! Let's visit the 2nd grade portion ABCya.com today for spelling activities. We are working on our 2nd grade Dolch word list today.

    Spelling Practice     Sight Word BINGO
    Must Pop Words     Spelling Bees | Spelling Practice