Friday, January 29, 2010

Math Homework Online

Instructions for Online Math Homework:

1. Go to -
2. Type in username and password. Letters with this information was sent home yesterday.
3. Click on Premium (black button).
4. Click on the correct lesson.
5. Click on video.
6. Click on black arrown in the bottom right hand corner of the screen to advance through the lesson.
7. When finished with the video, do the quiz.
8. Click on quiz.
9. Click on the answer and then click the arrow to advance to the next question.
10. Click yes to grade quiz.
11. A button will come up that says Practice, Reteach, or Enrichment. Click on that, and a worksheet comes up.
12. Click on the printer icon in the bottom right hand corner of the worksheet.
13. Do the worksheet and turn in in the following day.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Math Lesson: Slides, Flips, and Turns

The children learned the difference between a slide, a flip, and a turn in this math lesson. They learned how each movement changes the position of a shape. They reognized that the object is the same shape and size, just in a different position. This lays the foundation for understanding congruence, symmetry, and other geometry concepts.

Reading Unit: There was an old lady...

We have been reading various versions of the story, "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly." We are comparing stories, making flow charts, and noticing how the ending is the same or different. Author Lucille Colandro has a serious of "old lady" books in which she swallows: a shell, a chick, some snow, and a bat. We also read:
There was an old lady who swallowed Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello by Barbara Garriel
There was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea by Jennifer Ward
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout by Teri Slout

With the book involving the Cello, we made a list of the instruments that the shy fellow swallowed and put them in their correct family in the orchestra: woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings. Mrs. Kinion was proud of us!
Who knew there were so many "old lady" books!!

Monday, November 16, 2009


We had a great time at field day this year! After an all-school hot dog lunch, we did our class cheer. Then we played tug of war, a sack race, obstacle course, Ga-Ga, fireman's relay, and water balloon toss. We had a hula-hoop contest and danced with a D.J. The children were very good sports and had so much fun!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Reading Workshop

This is a video of reading workshop. Reading workshop has a mini-lesson, independent reading, and then buddy reading. Children read from just right books. The mini-lesson focuses on reading skills and strategies.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ms. Wolf's Marine Corp Marrathon!

This is Ms. Wolf's mother - letting you know that Sara has successfully completed the Marine Corp Marrathon in Washington D.C.! We are all so proud of her and she can't wait to get back to school on Tuesday to show you all her beautiful medal!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ms. Wolf's Birthday

The children had a birthday surprise for me yesterday! They gave me a card, a picture in an adorable frame, and we had a treat. They helped make it a special birthday!