Saturday, October 26, 2013

Happy Halloween!

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?

Timmy is disguising himself as a cat for Halloween.

Goals!


On Monday we are going to start a new goal system!

Ask your child what their goals are. 

Every student has different ones and is working towards them in our learning lab.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Apps

Have a smartphone or Ipad?  Here are some apps you may want to consider downloading to help at home.

50 popular Ipads for struggling readers and writers

24 educational Ipad apps for reading and writing

For educators and parents:  Ipads in Education

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Columbus Day!

Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492...

Check out the Video of the Week on BrainPop

Reminder: There is no school on Monday. 

Past, Present, Future

I goed to the park?  Not quite... It should be "I went to the park."  As teachers we see this too often in children's writing.

Let's learn to write the right way!

Check out Brainpop Jr. tenses sentence writing.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sight Words and Writing

Kindergarten: Write 1-5 sentences using these words:
Sight Words Pre-Primer

First grade: Write 1-5 sentences using these words:
Sight Words Primer

Second grade: Write 1-5 sentences using these words:
First Grade

Third grade: Write 1-5 sentences using these words:
Second Grade

Know how to read and write all those words?  Write 1-5 sentences using these words:
Third Grade

More Math!

Place Value

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Punctuation

Today we discussed and practiced appropriate times to use periods, question marks, and exclamation points.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Get Ready to Spell and Write Correctly!

This week we will begin using the Orton Gillingham program for spelling sight words.  We will start off easy at Stage 1 and end the year at Stage 5 going from simple to more challenging words.  It's one thing to read the words, but spelling is another battle.  After we practice 10 words, they will come home for you to practice some more! 

Going from kinesthetic, visual, and auditory... and moving to memory.  Here's how we will be learning in class: