Monday, December 19, 2016

Make a Wish
It's that time of year! Macy's is holding their annual campaign with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, a great non profit organization that grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses. To support this great foundation, Macy's will donate $1 for each letter you write. You can drop off your letter to any Macy's store or submit one online by clicking the picture above. Let's help Make a Wish reach 1 million dollars in donation.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Let's Code!



Monday, September 5, 2016

Welcome Back!

Welcome back kiddies, techies, new students, old friends, and anyone else who stumbled upon my blog! Can't believe it is the start of the new school year already. AHH! Let's breathe, we can do this! Some new things to share and update you all with before we get started on a fun and exciting new year...

1. I got married (woo hoo!) My new name is Mrs. Williams

2. I will be at the same two schools, but the days are a little different - Monday - Wednesday - Friday afternoon at School 9 and Tuesday -Thursday- and Friday morning at school 4/5.

3. Look forward to receiving new account info as soon as I get it. That includes typingace for fourth graders, google accounts for 3-5 (possibly new passwords so don't worry if yours didn't work over the summer), and 2-5 will receive study island again when it is ready.

Ok, now that we are all caught up let's share some news. Post anything exciting you did over the summer, any good books you read, and/or something you really want to learn or look forward to doing this year in computer class.

Let's have a terrific year! Remember our School 9 slogan ...

Mouse Practice!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Happy 100th Day

Check out these interactive and fun activities to celebrate the 100th day in style!

Starfall -100th day book

Brainpopjr - One Hundred - Number Sense Video and Activities

Give the Dog a Bone - Find 10 hidden bones in this interactive 100 chart

Splat Square - Practice counting by 2s, 5s, and even 10s with "splat" counters on the 100 chart

Thursday, February 11, 2016

I HEART Writing

Valentine's day is right around the corner! As a computer teacher, I "love" when I can get my students excited about writing by adding a fun tech twist. On this site, students can turn any poem or piece of writing into a fun shape. Use the wrap around heart template for your Valentine's Day writing.

Read Write Think also has a fabulous shape poem interactive that allows students to create and print a poem (or short story) in the shape of a heart.

App Recommendation

First Words Valentine teaches kids about letters, how letters relate to words, and even how to spell words. This app is toddler-tested and approved, with a user-interface designed specifically for the littlest of fingers. The game includes beautiful illustrations, each matched with entertaining sounds and high-quality recordings of letters and words. 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Do you wanna build snowman?
Get ready to build a wacky, wild snowman

Click on the picture above and begin bedazzling 

him from head to toe

Choose a hat, clothes, accessories, and the location of his choice

Not every snowman wants to be in a snowy wonderland....maybe yours wants to visit a sunny beach!
Then, use your all your knowledge about adjectives to write a descriptive poem about your snowman
With some shiny buttons and a cozy scarf
I bet he doesn't mind smiling in a chilly city street!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Website Recommendation - Butterfly Life Cycle

Check out this great website on the butterfly life cycle by clicking the link below. Explore through each stage from egg to adult. Great for grades 2 and up. Third graders, please take down some fun facts from each stage for our Life Cycle PowerPoint.

Making a Bar Graph

Fifth graders have been learning how to use excel in various ways. We can't believe all the possibilities! One of our favorite new skills we learned last week was how to make a bar graph simply by adding our own data into the spreadsheet. Let's keep practicing, but this time with our own responses. Click on the survey link below and choose one answer for each question. Then, pick one survey question and transfer the results into Excel yourself. Good luck!