Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Raz Kids

Find your reading level and begin reading on

We anticipate our reading levels to move a lot this school year, and because your classroom teacher will likely be adding you to their account, in our learning lab I would like for you to select your reading level and choose books that are just right for you.  You may also choose to read books one level above your reading level so that you can become familiar it.  Example, if you are reading Level C, choose Level D.

Let's Practice Adding and Subtracting!

Ms. Rappaport's favorite math games:

Jet Ski Addition

Island Chase Subtraction

Tug Team Addition

Minus Mission

Kitten Match

Alien Addition

Math Lines 10 to 20 

Ducky Race Subtraction

Sailboat Subtraction

Let's have fun adding and subtracting numbers!

Let's Practice Counting Money!

Check out the websites below to practice counting money:

Making Change

Piggy bank

Discovering coin values

Counting money

Which coin?

Not ready to count coins just yet?  Practice counting by 5s at the

I Am Running in a Circle

I am running in a circle
and my feet are getting sore,
and my head is
as it's never spun before,
I am
Oh!  I cannot bear much more,
I am trapped in a
..volving door!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Let's Write the Right Way!

Alligators Are Unfriendly

Alligators are unfriendly,
they are easily upset,
I suspect that I would never
care to have one for a pet.
Oh, I know they do not bellow,
and I think they do not shed,
but I’d probably be nervous
if I had one in my bed.

Alligators are not clever,
they are something of a bore,
they can’t heel or catch a Frisbee,
they don’t greet you at the door,
for their courtesy is lacking,
and their tempers are not sweet,
they won’t even fetch your slippers
…though they just might eat your feet.

Some words we were not sure of their meaning:
unfriendly: not kind or nice
suspect: not able to be trusted
bellow: to make a deep loud sound
shed: lose their hair
nervous: feeling worried or afraid
bore: being boring
Frisbee: plastic disc that can be thrown, in a game of catch
courtesy: polite behavior, showing respect
lacking: to not have
tempers: the way you act or behave
fetch: to go after and bring back

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fluent Readers

Every week we will be studying a poem to better develop our fluency and comprehension of text.

Please visit poet, Jack Prelutsky's website here. Do you notice any craft used in his poems?  Do you like his poems?  Which one is your favorite?

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Check out Bookflix: username = ps89, password = bookflix. A series of websites are posted on the right hand side of this website if you scroll down.

Please bring in notebook this week!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What's Going On In This Picture?

What's going on in this photo?
What makes you say that?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013


Welcome back to school!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

International Dot Day!

Sunday, September 15 is International Dot Day!

We will be celebrating by honoring each and every student in our learning lab.  Hip, hip, HOORAY!

The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

Lets make a difference!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

What Has Timmy Been Doing?

Timmy had a great summer, and we hope you did too!  Timmy was busy taking naps because he does not like the sun and heat.  Timmy got a new elephant toy that squeaks.  It made him so happy!  Timmy ate a lot of hamburgers during outdoor barbeques. He likes to eat, a lot. 

Sneak Peek of The Learning Lab, servicing grades K-3