Monday, December 16, 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

Thursday, December 12, 2013

SRI test for Mr. Prince's class today. Good luck students! To see the Lexile scale of where you want your score to be, click here.

1st Grade Telling 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 

For those that would like more challenges:
Clock Games      Second Grade Telling Time Game - Bang On Time

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Create Virtual Snowflakes

Here's a bonus winter break activity for all Hutchings students. Have you ever folded up paper and used scissors to make "paper snowflakes"? Try out these "virtual snowflake" sites.

Now, make a paper snowflake, by folding up a piece of paper, and then carefully use scissors to cut out small shapes. then unfold your paper to reveal your snowflake. Compare & contrast a paper snowflake to the digital snowflakes using the Venn Diagram below.

Monday, December 9, 2013

5th Grade Econ 101 - PNC Christmas Price Index

My grandma used to tell me when she was a kid, she could buy a loaf of bread for only 10 cents. Does that sound right to you? Today, we will explore some basic economic principals:
  • What are goods and services?
  • Do the price of goods and services stay the same over time?
  • What is inflation?
Step 1: Ever hear the song The Twelve Days of Christmas? Well, PNC Bank creates a Christmas Price Index each year where they shop for each gift in the song 12 Days of Christmas, and adds up the cost of these items and compares that cost to years past. Can you find the cost for all 12 items on your list?

Step 2: Compare the price of gifts from 2012 to 2011. Each gift is exactly the same as last year, how do you explain any differences in prices? Then watch the video on inflation.

Step 3: Take a look at the graph that shows the average income in the United States from 1914-2004. Compare that graph with the chart containing prices of the Christmas gifts from 1984-2010. Use the graph and the chart to answer the questions on the back of your handout.

Step 4: Use the inflation calculator below to quiz your table partner. Don't forget to write down the information on your handout.

Another video that helps explain inflation:

Sunday, December 8, 2013

3rd Grade Holiday Activities

1. Check out HighlightKids' Design Your Own Gingerbread House and Jan Brett's Gingerbread Baby House. What similarities and differences did you notice with both sites? Which site do you like better? Why?


2. Next, we will be using some activities from

Christmas Lights     100 Snowballs!

Make a Snowman     Make a Christmas Tree

PK_2.CI.1 Creativity and Innovation

Sunday, December 1, 2013 Keyboarding

Log into your new account. Continue with Typing Web wherever you left off last time. Then, try out Keyboard Ninja and Type Toss from the "games" section of TypingWeb. Make sure to select "Home Row" before you begin each game. Then login to your Sumdog account and play any Sumdog activity against the world or your class.     

5th Grade Voyage on the Mayflower

The 1620 voyage from England to America was more than 3,000 miles and beset by autumn storms. Learn what it was like to live and work on a 17th-century sailing vessel, and relive part of this epic journey. (

Start by filling out the "What do I know" section of your KWL chart. List everything you already know about the Mayflower, it's long voyage to America, and what life was like for the pilgrims on the ship. Next add three or more questions that you want answers to about the pilgrims journey to America aboard the Mayflower.

Explore the "Tour the Ship" feature and the "Pilgrim Timeline" to answer some of your questions.

Finally, read some of the interviews of the Ship's Cooper, John Alden and First Mate Robert Coppin (We highlighted some of the more interesting passages). Use the interviews, along with the "Tour the Ship" feature, to fill in the "What did I learn" section of your KWL chart.

Online Mayflower Quiz