Our teachers consistently integrate technology into their curriculum. In the computer lab, our 21st century learners are learning applications that they can use as resources to enhance their learning experience at Parkway Elementary.
Computer Lab Links
3) Students practice identifying tens and ones by playing any of the following:
http://pbskids.org/webonauts/ Internet Safety Game
Week of 4/14/2014
This week: parts-of-a-computer
1. Learning about the computer – Computer parts (Whole group) Click here.
3. Collecting Data and making a graph using technology – use MS Excel or Create a Graphhttp://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx – birthdays (Whole group) Directions
Rules of the computer lab by viewing the Computer Rules PowerPoint.
First Grade Science
First Grade Math
1. Comparing Numbers up to 10 (Link )
4. Comparing Numbers up to 10 ( Link )
Students connects math and science concepts. space measurement comparisons
1. Watch video and then practice comparing sizes and masses of planets in our solar system. Finally, select from a number of online interactive activities more information about the International Space Station.
Students connect math and science concepts. They view a video that includes images of the Hubble Test Telescope on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and make models of a variety of measurements that match the scale of different parts of the Hubble Telescope.
3rd FCAT Explorer Test Prep Practice – Have you mastered all of your content?
Learn to use a calculator correctly by understanding the Order of Operations
Students identify, describe, compare, analyze, and classify quadrilaterals (square, rectangle, parallelogram, rhombus, and trapezoid) by their sides and angles.
Students are introduced to the geometry vocabulary for 2D shapes
1) Graphing Mini Lessons:
Place Value and Number Sense
2) Practice rounding numbers by participating in any of the following online activities.
Topic: Ordering numbers
Complete the Sea Lesson .
Topic: Problem Solving using Place Value Clues
1) Sing Place Value Song
2) Students solve Number Riddles displayed in the Place Value Puzzles Notebook activity. They record their solutions for each riddle on their whiteboards using a Thousands, Hundreds, Tens and Ones Graphic Organizer.
2) Identify the value of digits and fill in the missing parts of expanded form sentences by completing the Math Park activity sheets.
Topic: Expanded Form or Expanded Notation
Topic: Equivalent Representations
1) Students are introduced to the term equivalent representation. They build the number 101 using the Place Value Interactive Tool. and explore a variety of possible representations by dragging place value pieces to the right and clicking on them.
2) Students practice building number using expanded form by using the Place Value Calculator in the Teacher Toolkit
2) Students extend this understanding by building numbers up to the thousands place using a 3-D virtual manipulatve _
3) Identify the ages of creatures by placing numbers in the thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones place by participating in the Place Value Headings activity
Topic: Identify the Number of Hundreds, Tens, and Ones in a Number
Students will identify the number in the ones, tens, or hundreds place by playing the Collecting Ducks game.
Topic: Building 3 digit numbers using place value models
2) Practice drawing 3 digit numbers using base ten models
3) Roll place value dice and build 3 digit numbers on the Arrow Cards site.
Topic: Building 2 digit numbers using place value models2) Practice Building 2 digit Numbers Whole Group by playing Manny’s RumbaGame
3) Students practice identifying tens and ones by playing any of the following:
Topic: Students will locate numbers on a line using place value clues.
Topic: Students take progress monitoring assessments and then use number clues to locate numbers on a Hundreds Grid
Understanding Graphs, Charts and Frequency Tables
Topic: Paying Attention to Scale
4. Review graphing concepts by playing online games.
Topic: Students review parts of a graph.and watching Part 1 of Cyberchase Video “Inventing a Bar Graph” excerpt ” from PBS Kids “Raising the Bar” video.
3. Create bar graphs by dragging bugs in this online activity.
2. Review reading a Pictograph by completing the online lesson I Am Special.
3. Use data from the All About Me glyphs to create a bar graph.
2. Practice organizing data by participating in The Sea online lesson #15.
2. View online lesson.
2013-14 Summer for 2nd Graders!
3rd, 4th & 5th Grades
MULTIPLICATION FACTS: Why is it important to practice these even if you know these. Think of it as a brain exercise. Luminosity has exercises just like these. The longer you can go, the stronger your brain becomes!
- Students view a 1 minute video called “Why Learn to Multiply” and “Why Learn to Multiply 2“
- Carl’s Cookie Capers.
- The Sea Lesson 8.
CHALLENGE: Put it on your daily “Things To Do” for 2 weeks and see how you feel!
Knowing our mulitplication facts quickly takes a lot of stress out of solving math word problems. To help make practicing fun, you have a plethora of choices to suit your interests. Students practice multiplication Times Tables independently by selecting from any of the following online activities and select the appropriate level basic multiplication facts:
For a grand finale, play Times Square on the Calculation Nation site. Log in as a guest.
At home, consider downloading the free version of Timez Attack which is a great program for developing multiplication conceptual understanding and fluency practice.
Numbers and counting up to 20: Count to 20 (Red Group Link: D1)
3. Keyboarding practice – http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/
4. MS Word – Alphabet (Keys: Enter/return, space bar, backspace, delete, arrow keys) – Students in the lab
5. Collecting Data and making a graph using technology – use MS Excel or or Create a Graphhttp://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx – favorite color (Whole group)
5. PowerPoint – create two slides on a topic – classifying objects (Whole/small group)
1. Keyboarding practice – http://teachingtreasures.com.au/k-3only/alphabet.htm – Lab Lesson Plan:http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/3388?ref=search
2. MS Word – (before the lab) students create sentences and the teacher either writes the sentence(s) on strip or checks the student sentences for editing – (in the lab) student types sentence using MS Word program.)
3. Collecting Data and making a graph using technology – use MS Excel or Create a Graphhttp://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx – favorite cereal – Lesson Plan:http://its.gcsnc.com/act/gradek/actk.asp?ID=779
4. PowerPoint – create three slides on a topic – discuss beginning, middle and end by arranging pictures in sequential order (Whole/small group)
Math Quarter Hours –
First Grade Math
Addition With Pictures: (Red Group Link: I4)
•Work with addition and subtraction equations
- I know that equality means that both sides of an equation have the same value (“same as”).
- I can use objects/pictures to demonstrate equal groups.
- I can compare the value of both sides of an equation and determine whether the equation is true or false.
- Comparing Fewer, Equal and More: (Red GroupLink:G1)
•Add and subtract within 20 (1.OA.5)
Adding: Addition with pictures – sums up to 5 (Red Group Link: I1)
Addition: Addition with pictures – sums to 10 (Green Group Link: B1)
Review – ways to make a number – sums to 10 (Blue Group Link: E2)
Congratulations to the Parkway Elementary Keyboarding Olympians for all the time they spent practicing their keyboarding skills! I am impressed with all of the students. Everyone was excited and involved! We were lucky to have the Winter Olympics motivate us. What began as a two week project is turning out to be until the end of the school year project. There are so many students keyboarding at home and letting me know every week how many lessons they have accomplished.
April 7 – April 11
Week of March 17, 2014
Digital Citizenship: http://www.brainpop.com/search/search.weml?keyword=internet+safety
K-2 students will create an e-book:
http://www.storybird.com/ access code A5CBT
3-5 Students will continue working on creating their Logos. Students have been able to explore two new paint programs, www.sumopaint.com and www.wixie.com. Students have been exploring with www.cooltext.com and www.flamingtext.com.
Ways to Make Sums to 10: (Red Group Link: I9)
1st Grade –
- Contraction Memory Game
- Contraction Concentration
- Primary Contraction Game
- Fill It In Contraction Game
- Treasure Trove
- Contraction Matching
- Match It Contractions (Click Button for Featured Games)
- Concentration Hangman
Sentence Capitalization and Punctuation
Students will read the electronic book The 100th Day of School on the Starfall site. Then they can choose from among the following activities (Best viewed in Firefox):
Students will listen and read the “Whatever the Weather” story.
Students will select from a variety of long vowel pattern poems to practice reading.
Students will continue to practice identifying long vowel sounds
Story Map: Retell the story of Little Red Riding Hood by creating a story map.
More High Frequency Sight Word Practice
Monitoring Understanding. Watch the video The Snowy Day. How old is Peter? What clues in the story help you to decide?
Practice High Frequency Words
1. Keyboarding practice – Lab http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/
2. MS Word – Placemat with name in middle and a border of geometric shapes in a pattern – Lab
3. Collecting Data and making a graph using technology – use MS Excel or Create a Graphhttp://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx – Classify shoes – Students classify shoes by various attributes such as color, style, material, etc.
4. PowerPoint – (create as a class in the classroom as a demonstration) create four slides on a topic – title slide, credits slide, include sound and/or animation – option: students create presentation in the lab
5. Introducing the Internet – lesson ideas to introduce the Internethttp://www.lessonplanspage.com/CITheWorldWideWebActivityIdeasK.htm
Easley Website – show students the parts of the website, explain the web address location found on all websites (whole/small group) – Go to pbskids.org and show how websites load and to be patient – note the difference between buttons and images, moving around in the site, and how to use the back button – now go to http://www.coolmath-games.com/ and explain how many sites have lots of distractors like ads and what NOT to click on – and what you do if you do click on something you didn’t mean to
Students will use their knowledge of the alphabet and letter sounds to create an alphabetPowerPoint presentation. Each slide will contain a letter of the alphabet, a sentence and the sound that corresponds to that letter.
Review: www.sumopaint.com, www.wixie.com, www.flamingtext.com, www.cooltext.com
Planning Cube: K-2 Students will start thinking about the e-book they are going to create. We will continue to brainstorm ideas and begin the planning process.
www.minimouse.us some students may choose to continue working on mouse manipulation skills K-2
March 10, 2014
3-5 Research Power Point Ideas and Samples
PAINT – Acrostic Name
Emphasis on: HOUR OF CODE
1) We take a time-out from our regularly scheduled lessons to celebrate “Computer Science Education Week” through various activities. We think and speak like computer programmers this week!
Write Code: http://csedweek.org/learn
http://www.wydea.com/ Excellent Science Resource
January/February, 2014 Grades K-5/Web Sites
Week of February 25, 2014 Microsoft Office Restaurant Template
Internet Safety https://sos.fbi.gov/
Week of Feb 3, 2014
Bite-size math games: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/
Interactive Graph Maker: http://illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=4098
Interactive Graph Maker: http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/data-graph.php
Interactive Graphs All Kinds: http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/graphs-index.html
Interactive Game Creating A Graph: Introduction to Graphs: http://www.toytheater.com/fruit-fall.php
Pictogram Graph: http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/numbers/pictogram/pictogram.htm
Explore All Interactive Math Sites: http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/graphing_math_first_1st_grade.htm
The Winter Olympics Home Page http://www.sochi2014.com/en/medals
Week of Jan 27, 2014
Students will learn about Abraham Lincoln.
1st grade Students will read Faux Paws Internet Safety.
Balloon Pop Addition http://www.planetbravo.com/chweek/balloon.swf