April 6, 2020- First day of Distance Learning
Over the past two years students have enjoyed reading and meeting the author of HOW I BECAME A GHOST. Finally, RoadRunner Press has released Tim Tingle's sequel WHEN A GHOST TALKS, LISTEN, BOOK 2. This Native American historical Fiction series is a great teaching tool for 3rd through adult addressing the historical significance surronding the Trail of Tears through the eyes of a Choctaw boy. The author addresses the atrocities without being too heavy for the young reader. I highly recommend this series.
Distance Learning for the week of April 6th.
Resource for all grades:
Muskogee Creek Nation has created a Distance Learning Platform. There are cultural videos also.
EAGLE WATCH My pullout students were enjoying the Decorah Eagles as they laid their eggs. Now they are hatching!!
Kinder- Itsy Bitsy Letter Books
1st- Starfall Vowel books
2nd- 4th -Study Island has it all and is free for 2 months! Sign up!
Splashmath- I have been using this math site with my math pullouts.
If I pull your child for math go to CLASS
4th- YKSFLL If I don't pull your student you can use 4th grade code and use my name by clicking on Denice. Password is DENICE. Make sure you set it on the grade your student is in.
King of Math is a great App for learning math. It provides diverse problems in different ways. Students master levels to unlock the next level. There is a King of Math and a King of Math Jr. which makes it good for all ages. Last I checked you can get a version for free.
If you have questions or link is not working please let me know. You can email me at Mcelhaneyd@mustangps.org.
Lastly, I am missing your kids like crazy!
Chi Pisa Lachike,
Literacy Tip: When reading for assessed comprehension, always read the questions first. By reading the questions before you venture through the passage you are engaging your brain to look for and recognize those things that will be asked to recall later. (based on Larry Bell's UNRAAVEL stratagy)
Math Tip: Play games and do puzzles with your child that involve math. They may focus on direction or time, logic and reasoning, sorting, or estimating.
Math Matters K-2: Thermometer-A tool to measure temperature in degrees according to a fixed scale such as degrees Fahrenheit or degrees Celsius
Math Matters 3-4: Line Plot- A number line long enough to include all the numbers in the sample, showing a dot or mark over the position corresponding to each number.