Monday, March 31, 2014

Good Luck!



Good luck to all ELA test takers.

Get a good night rest and eat a healthy breakfast in the morning.

Relax... You've prepared long and hard for this... Try your best, always, and remember you can do anything you set your mind to.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fun Find


Check out this website for a wonderful list of resources and explanations as to how it can be beneficial.  What can you benefit from to be a better learner?

Learning to Learn

Check out: cognitive games, writing and language games, social studies and science games, spelling and reading games, digital storytelling, math games, grammar games, typing games, and social skills games!


Enjoy!

What Does the Fox Say?


Monday, March 24, 2014

Literactive

Check out this website to read stories (for early readers and to better develop fluency for advanced readers)

Literactive

Username: ps89reader
Password: hokessuf

Have fun!

Early Readers

Check out so many fabulous nursery rhymes, here.

Which one was your favorite?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Letter Reversals


Sounds Video






Sounds

‘AU /AW’
have a huge crush on each other,
and whenever they have to stand ‘side-by-side’ in a word,
they get so embarrassed,
they always look down and say-
“ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…”

Examples: August, awful, awesome, autumn

‘EU / EW’
These letters are very “prim and proper” little girls who are deathly afraid of mice! If they ever see one, they will jump up-high, in complete disgust, screaming —
“eeeeeeeeuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!”
and that’s the sound they make!

Examples: few, chew, neutral, neuron 



‘ER /IR /UR’
They LOVE to go driving in cars,
but they are terrible, awful, horrible, ‘no-good’ drivers-
so they always have to slam on the brakes!
“ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!”

Examples: bird, turn, corner
‘TH’
These two letters should never be together- EVER!
And yet, pick up any book, and look at any page,
And there they are, side-by-side!
And whenever they are together in a word,
They always do exactly the same thing-
They ‘stick their tongues out at each other’ and say-
“Thhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”

Examples: this, that, those, them, they

‘OUS’
Whenever three friends play together,
one always seems to get ‘left-out.’
And when these three play-
it’s always ‘poor little o’ that never gets to join in the fun!
That’s why, when ‘o, u & s’ get together…
“It’s just…………… “US!”

Examples: ridiculous, strenuous, joyous

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Suffixes


Check out these fun games for prefixes, suffixes, root words, and base words.  We will be talking about them all week long!

Click here to visit Book Unit Teacher!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Solving Word Problems

Math Word Problems can be tricky.  We are learning clues to solve them.  Circle the numbers you are dealing with.  Find the key word that tells you what you need to do (add, subtract, multiply, or divide).  Solve the problem.  Check to see if you need to do this more than once.

Math Hoops

Select Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division Word Problems with Monster Crossing

Word Problem Resources

Bubble Fun Word Problems

Monday, March 10, 2014

We're Getting More Stuff!

I'm so excited about some new writing tools we will be getting soon in our learning lab.  Check them out below!







Sunday, March 9, 2014

Parent Teacher Conferences


Parent teacher conferences will take place Tuesday, March 11.

Questions you may have

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Math Games Galore!

I love learning and reviewing math skills and concepts by playing games.  What better way to learn then by having fun!

Early Math Skills

Basic Operations

Mixed Operations

Telling Time

Place Value

Money

Measuring

Fractions

Decimals

Algebra

Geometry

Subtracting



Cool Math Subtraction and Addition Games

Many Subtraction Games

Subtraction Games

Beginner Subtraction Game

Earning Eggs!

Starting today, we are working hard for eggs.  Every time we go up a reading level we get to select an egg of our choice.  Inside it is filled with 3 special prizes.  I can't wait to see you earn lots of eggs.  Let's read, read, read!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Calling All Writers


We will be reviewing how to write sentences and check for errors in our spelling, grammar, and punctuation.  Notice how the words above are put together into scoops.  This "scooping" is used to help with reading fluently and less robotic.