Archive forApril, 2015

Typing Games

The last couple Fridays, the kids have been practicing typing using Home Row on a keyboard. Some of them are doing amazing, and even try to use Home Row when typing on their blog! Check out a website that helps teach the initial keyboarding skills in the Helpful Websites through the Ralph McCall website (under […]

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Important Book Ideas

Students must finish writing their Important Book letter and have a note written back by Monday. Please ensure that this is completed as many students did not finish last week! Students need to talk about 3 things they learned about (with details!), 2 things they want to learn more about (again…with details), and 2 things […]

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Earth Day! – April 22, 2015

Today we celebrated Earth Day! We kept our classroom lights off all day and opened the blinds to let the sunshine in 🙂 As a class we talked about the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and how important they are to keeping our world clean. Afterwards, we brainstormed ideas of ways that we can […]

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Math Practice at Home

Students have been continuing to practice representing numbers and learning strategies to do mental math. Some continue to be a little bit challenged by this and would benefit from practice at home. Even if your child is a pro, it would still be good to practice at home and challenge themselves by using bigger numbers! […]

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Important Book Homework

Today the students worked on their Important Book message, however most were not able to finish (which is totally fine!). Their homework for the weekend is to finish writing their rough copy in their book, then type their good copy into their digital portfolio (bonus challenge: try typing your Important Book message using home row!). […]

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Class Update

It has been a while since the last post! So many things have happened and apparently there is only 11 weeks of school left….. yikes!!! I hope everyone had a fantastic Spring Break and enjoyed the outside and time with family 🙂 For May and June, there are a number of field trips happening. A […]

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