I am thrilled to be your teacher this year! We are off to a great start learning our letters and letter sounds as well as formation and recognition of our numbers! We have many fun things to learn in math, phonics, reading, science, and social studies this year. Exciting learning is just ahead and I am looking forward to watching and helping you to learn many new things this year! Remember that I am always here to help you, so please ask me questions anytime. Also, look below to find alot of wonderful links about topics that we will cover in the days ahead.
Our class will learn variations of beginning math skills including: number formation and recognition, counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s up to 100, simple addition and subtraction, telling time to the nearest hour, shapes, coin values, measurement, etc.
Academic Skill Builders
PBS Math Games
We will begin to learn phonics through learning and recognizing the formation and sound of both consonants and vowels. After this is completed, the class will begin to study and learn basic sight words in preparation for the future grade. Students will learn new word families using word-wheels on a weekly basis. Spelling tests will be given on these words each week. Students will also be placed in reading groups according to their appropriate reading level.
Clifford Interactive Storybooks
PBS Kids Reading
Our class will learn about various types of solids, liquids and gases, magnetic pull, perform science experiments, learn about the planets and solar system, find what is living or not living, classify animals in groups, learn how plants grow, and will learn the life cycle of a frog and a catepillar/ butterfly.
Bill Nye Science Experiments
Classroom Science Fun
Custom Animal Bingo Game
Important Science Information
NASA Kids Club Games
National Geographic for Kids
Science Formula Fun
Visit a National Park
Our class will learn about the seven continents, the 50 states, patriotic symbols representing freedom, important historical figures in our nation, families, community helpers, holidays and more in Social Studies.
Art History Resources
Colonial Williamsburg for Kids
Fun Social Studies Resources
Learn about United States History
Music History Resources
People, Places, Events
Smithsonian Institute for Kids
The Underground Railroad
This is a receptacle for pedagogy and teacher-specific websites.
Assistive Technology 1: Text-to-Speech
Assistive Technology 2: Closing the Gap
Custom Animal Bingo Game
Discovery Education Resources
DLTK Teaching Worksheets and Crafts
E-Booklet: Amphibian Research Project
ED 508 Website Due Dates
Glogster EDU Web 2.0 Presentation
How Stuff Works
Illinois Federation of Teachers
Illinois State Standards
Learning Page Worksheets
Multimedia Checklist Evaluation
Scholastic Teaching Resources
Super Teacher Worksheets
Teacher Printables: Scholastic
Teacher Website Resources
The First Three Planets Slideshow
Think Wave Educator
TLS Books Worksheets