Friday, October 31, 2014

Kindergarten Trick or Treat



Pumpkins & Math



Sunday, October 26, 2014

2nd Grade Picture Book Maker

Let's begin by listening to a book about sharing. is featuring a great book about sharing by Marcus Pfister called Rainbow Fish. Listen to Ernest Borgnine read Rainbow Fish and retell the story to your table partner when done.

Work with your small group (3-4 students) to create your very own online picture book at Picture Book Maker. Make sure the theme of your story is sharing. Take turns using the mouse, switching every few minutes. Do your best, we will be showing off your picture books to your class at the end of the day!

PK_2.CC.1 Communication and Collaboration

1st Grade Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons

What do you know about the four seasons? Today, we are going to identifycompare, and contrast the four seasons. We are going to to read Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons from Toon Book Reader. First we will visit Sticks and the Seasons from Then we will read the book Silly Lilly online. Last, we will compare two seasons in our Venn Diagrams.



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)

Kindergarten Sorting

It's time to practice our sorting skills!

     Sorting Box

Buddy's Gem Hunt       Level 2: Freezer Burn Snack Sort

PK_2.CT.2 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making (use digital resources to solve developmentally appropriate problems, with assistance from teachers, parents, school media specialists, or student partners)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sumdog Nationwide Contest

2nd - 5th grade students have been entered into Sumdog's "Nationwide Contest" (Oct 24 - Oct 30). Login to your Sumdog account and earn points in the contest by answering questions correctly. Sumdog will automatically adjust your math questions to your current skill level.

1st Grade Measurement at PBSkids

What do you know about measurement? What do we measure in our own lives? Why do we need to measure? 


   - Continue our Coding

Use your Internet License to log back into your account. Pick up where you left off last time. Use our problem solving strategies when any levels become too challenging.

  • Ask other students for help
  • Watch the introduction videos
  • Try solving the puzzle a different way

Monday, October 20, 2014

2nd Grade Intro to Sumdog

It's time for the 2nd graders to be introduced to Hutchings favorite math site, Today 2nd graders will:

Know how to log into their Sumdog accounts
Know how to edit their avatar
Know how to navigate the site and select math activities

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


We are going to visit one of our favorite reading sites today, First level 1, the alphabet. then level 2, learn to read. Finish up by creating some words we know with the magnet letters on your virtual fridge.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Shapes & Pumpkins

How well do you know your shapes (square, rectangle, circle, oval, triangle)?

Step 1: First, let's review some shapes by playing the shape activities below.


Step 2: 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 Mouse Skills

Today our job is to practice using the mouse. Remember, we will use the left mouse button today. Keep the mouse on the table, keep the buttons to the top of the mouse, and simply slide the mouse up, down, and side to side.


Bucky's Never Sea Hunt     

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fun at

Sumdog's "Livingston County contest" runs October 17-October 23. Login to your Sumdog account and earn points in the contest by answering questions correctly. Sumdog will automatically adjust your math questions to your current skill level.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Attaching Comments to Google Docs

Today, we will learn how to collaborate digitally with our classmates by using the "comment" feature in Google Docs. First we will share our own Google document with the other students in our small groups. Next, we will find the documents other students shared with us, and then we will add at least two helpful "revision" comments to each document.

(Rubric) Evidence of Student Learning:
Students have left at least 2 comments of feedback ideas to improve writing on each of their group member's Google Docs. Students have replied to at least 3 of the comments left on their own Doc.
4 points - At least 2 "revision" comments on other Doc's and replied to at least 3 comments on their own Docs.
3 points - Less than two "revision" comments and replied to less than 3 comments.
2 points - Only a few comments left (some are not helpful), only replied to 1 comment
1 point - Most comments are not helpful, did not reply to any comments
0 points - No collaborative effort shown

2nd Grade Computer Parts

Let's learn about the basic parts of a desktop computer. We will begin with the YouTube video below. Next, visit's "Find the Technology Game". Then, label the four computer parts on your handout.


For a bonus activity, print out one of the computer parts below, then find three other students who have the parts you will need to have all four basic desktop computer parts.



PK_2.TC.3 Technology Operations and Concepts (recognize, name, and label the major hardware components in a computer system)