Sunday, June 16, 2013

Hello Everyone!

How many of you have been reading throughout the summer?  WHAT?!  You HAVEN'T been reading a little bit every day?!  Well, it's not too late to get started so you don't have a "summer slide".  You don't want to struggle next year, do you?  

Besides Studyladder that you still have access to, try out this website which has great weekly ideas for a "Summer Reading Camp": http://www.education.com/summer-reading/ 

Have fun!

Mrs. Berry



Saturday, April 27, 2013

Digital Kindergarten: Using Blooms Taxonomy with Technology

Parents, here's a great website which talks about levels of questioning. Our school wide improvement plan is to increase our use of higher level questions with students. This site shows how to do that with kindergarteners.

Digital Kindergarten: Using Blooms Taxonomy with Technology: Great site to read over: http://langwitches.org/blog/category/ipad /

If you have an iPad, there is a great chart which show apps that address the different levels of questioning so the iPad isn't just being used for rote learning or gaming.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Have a wonderful Spring Break everyone!

Newsletter: 3-22-13

Link to Fry's First 100 Words: http://www.scribd.com/doc/72630685/Fry-First-100-Words
Please check our Sight Word page on this blog for more sight words and sight word cards!



Saturday, March 16, 2013

Our Planet Earth
This is a link to a video on YouTube entitled Blue Beauty Slideshow. Our students have been learning about the sun, the moon, and the earth.  
Key points: 
  1. The sun is a star.
  2. The sun is the center of our solar system.
  3. All of our planets revolve around the sun.
  4. Earth is a planet that is 1/4 land and 3/4 water.  It has living things on it.
  5. Earth has one moon.  The moon orbits earth.
  6. The moon has phases: New moon, crescent, gibbous, full.  The actual phases are as follows: New moon, waxing crescent, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, waning crescent, new moon.
  7. We can see the sun only during the day.
  8. We can see the moon at night and sometimes during the day (very faintly).
  9. We can see rainbows during the day.
  10. Objects seem much smaller from far away.
  11. Gravity is what makes all things on earth that go up come back down.
Please discuss these points with your child.  We will have our science test on Monday!

Phases of the moon made with cookies  


Our Astronauts

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Spelling City.com

UPDATED on February 6th!  Check it out!  


Check out this website to practice spelling the first sight words. This website has sight word lists, worksheets you can print to practice writing the words while also working on handwriting, and other games!  

New Resource for Our Class!

Studyladder



Look for an informational letter and child's login information in Friday's folder! Your child can login and complete the online activities chosen by me to supplement our curriculum.  I will be able to track their progress.  What a great FREE resource for us to utilize!