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Books Too Good to Miss!:

  1. Amazing Faces: Poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
  2. Imogene’s Last Stand by Candace Fleming
  3. Goal! by Mina Javaherbin
  4. The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
  5. Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
  6. Chicken Big by Keith Graves
  7. Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes by Jane O’Connor
  8. Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon  

  1. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
  2. Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer
  3. The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad Butler
  4. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  5. Mysterious Matter of I.M. Fine by Diane Stanley
  6. Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret
  7. The Forging of the Blade by R.L. La Fevers
  8. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamill

Intenet Safety

I cannot stress enough the importance of internet safety.  Starting in kindergarten, we begin to teach our children about stranger danger.  As they grow, we fail to follow up, teaching them the rampant dangers that come with the benefits of the internet.  Even though the links on my site are child friendly, please sit down and go over this presentation with your children before it is too late.
Presentation on Internet Safety
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On-line Learning Links:

  • Have fun (and maybe learn something) while earning food for hungry people!
    Check this site out - you play and at the same time you feed actual hungry people. For each answer you get right they donate rice through World Food Programme to help end hunger.

  • Need pictures for a project? This is a great site to get pictures for posters or power points, anything you need-they are copy right free so anyone can use them. 2nd-5th grade have used this site in class. Just right click on the image (or hold down the control key while you click on it) you want then click "save image as"- remember to re-name it something you are going to recognize and tell it where you want it saved.

  • Fun for the Whole Family
    On this site you can choose from tons of images in a variety of themes and make a puzzle out of it. You can adjust the difficulty by changing the number of pieces in the puzzle from 6 to over 200!

  • All grades can find things on this site! There are a lot of fun games on this site that cover a variety of different subjects and are grouped by grade, PreK-Fifth, making it easy to find age appropriate things to do.

  • Any grade/ Any subject
    This site has pages to cover all core subjects and is even divided within a subjects to cover any topic or grade level (pre-K and up) you want and a variety of fun ways. You are sure to find what you are looking for.

  • Keyboarding Games There are several different games on this site where students can keep up their typing skills as we move on to other things in class or just show off all that they have learned.

    You can practice typing without looking at the keys by tucking a hand towel under the front of the keyboard and pulling it over your hands as you put them on the keyboard.

    Remember, slowly and accurately- speed will come. It is more important that you get your message across than getting it done quickly.

  • More Keyboarding Practice
    Remember to focus on your pressing the right keys not just pressing them fast- it takes more time to press delete and fix a word than to type it correctly in the first place. Speed will come with practice.

  • Pre-k - 2nd grade Checkout these games with all your favorite characters from TV. use the arrows on the home page to make the wheel spin the click on the character from the TV show you want. There are games, videos, pages you can print to color and even some special things for your parents.

  • 3rd grade and up This is a great critical thinking website. It can provide a fun challenge to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders and all the way up to adults. Work together to figure on the best plan.

  • Games on this site are grouped by subject This is a fun place to look if you need a little help in a certain subject, or you want to play around in your favorite subject, because that is how the fun games on this site are grouped.