Friday, October 30, 2015

Keyboarding - Home Row Practice

Warm up Dance Mat Typing, then with TypingClub.comAfter warm-up, we will head to the skies to practice our home-row keys with Sky Chase and Typing Jets.



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

3rd Grade Story Starters & Google Docs

Today we roll out our student Google Apps accounts. We will accomplish the following today:
  1. Verify our accounts
  2. Learn some features of Google Apps
  3. Create a new Google Doc (Inspired by Scholastic Story Starters)

     Graphic Organizer: Story Train


Sunday, October 25, 2015

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)

Monday, October 19, 2015

2nd Grade Parts of a Desktop Computer

Check out the picture below of four basic compute parts. Next, open up ArtPad Painter and draw four computer parts. Be ready to tell the teacher the correct name of each part you created.

Student Survey

3rd & 4th graders, please take the student survey below:

Friday, October 16, 2015

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!



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.


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Kindergarten Dress Up - Match the Weather

What do you know about the different seasons? Should we dress differently depending upon the season? *Also, a bonus Halloween game!



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

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Kindergarten Rhyming Words

Choose your own rhyming game from

More great rhyming games:

PK_2.TC.6 Technology Operations and Concepts

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Sky is Falling

Time for two of Mr. Horne's favorite activities. In both games, objects will be falling from the sky. Drop Sum first, then Must Pop Words from our friends at

More Duckie Deck

Face Games     Friendly Games
Paint Games      Serving Games
Sea Games     Color Matching
Castle Games     House Cleaning Games