Today I introduced the students to Raz-Kids. This is an engaging online levelled reading program that students can use both at school and at home. There is a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books available at every reading level and fun incentives that eager readers can earn. I like that I am able to monitor student progress and parents can also register to keep track of their child’s reading. Students can access the book on a computer through the Raz-Kids website or on a tablet by downloading the app. Students who remember how to login can start exploring tonight. Otherwise watch for an information sheet with more details coming in your child’s agenda tomorrow.
Here is the link to our Halloween Padlet where students can post Halloween jokes and riddles. The password should be in their agendas. On Friday we will read the jokes and riddles and try to figure out the answers and punchlines. There are lots of great sites on-line to find jokes. Use Kidrex for a safe search.
For links and more information about the literacy activities shared in room 4 at our Winter Carnival of Learning Night click here or on the Literacy at Home page.
From bedtime stories to board games, this article from the Hamilton Spectator suggests that the best ways to boost learning with your kids at home haven’t changed that much.
Today your child should be bringing home a paper titled Weekly TV. I have asked students to make a prediction or estimate how many hours of TV they will watch over the next week and then keep track to see how many hours they actually watch. Please help your child determine the number of hours (to the nearest half hour) that they watch each day and record it on the chart. The charts will be collected next Wednesday. Thanks for supporting your child to complete this activity. We will post class results on the website next week. Below is a picture of the sheet that went home. If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear them.
This is also posted on the Homework page of the website.
Halloween Padlet – Due October 25th
- Find a school appropriate Halloween joke or riddle that you think your classmates would enjoy. If you are searching online a safe search engine is www.kidrex.org. You can also look for books and magazines at the school or city library.
- Visit our Halloween Jokes and Riddles Padlet. I will provide the password at school.
- Double-click anywhere to add your name and joke or riddle.
- Do not provide the answer or punchline.
- Check your spelling and punctuation before you post. No excuses!
- Check back daily to read the jokes and riddles your classmates have posted.