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

Quarter 1

Unit 1  Welcome and Pretest
Lesson 1:  Computer Lab Routine
Names of Equipment /
•Introduction to Applications
•Internet User Policy Agreement
•Computer Parts

1. Learning about the computer – Computer parts (Whole group) Click here.


2. Learning about the computer – Computer manners lesson plan “Is this Yours?”http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/mannersbullyingethics/lessons/k-1/is_this_yours/ (Whole group)

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

4. PowerPoint – create one slide as a class about something they have learned – position words –Sample(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 )

2.  Comparing Numbers up to 100 (Link)
3.  Comparing Numbers up to 1000 using  >, <,  = ( Link) 

4.  Comparing Numbers up to 10 ( Link )

5.  Comparing Numbers up to 100 ( Link )
6.  Comparing Numbers up to 1000 (Link )  

7.  Numbers and counting up to 5: Count to 5   (Link)
8.  Counting and number patterns: Counting review – 0 to 10  ( Link)
9.  Counting and number patterns: Counting patterns up to 100 (Link)

 Third Grade

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?

Don’t let FCAT ‘SCARE’ you!  Be prepared!! Learn to be a good test taker by completing the online test taking tips activities.

  1. Fruit Fraction Basics
  2. Understanding Equivalence

Multiplication Group

  1. Area Model Fractions Video
  2. Study Jam Fraction Lesson


Learn to use a calculator correctly by understanding the Order of Operations

  1. Multiplication on a Number Line
  2. Basic Division Understandings
  3. Division on a Number Line
  4. Multiplication and Division Fact Families
    1. Solving Multiplication Story Problems Video Lesson
    1. Drawing a Model to solve a Multiplication Problem
    2. Solving Division Story Problem Video 
    3. Understanding Multiples  Online Activity

    Learn to use a calculator correctly by und

    erstanding the Order of Oper


    PEMDAS Song

    1. Order of Operations Video
    2. Order of Operations Online Activity

Geometry-Measurement Group  

Students identify, describe, compare, analyze, and classify quadrilaterals (square, rectangle, parallelogram, rhombus, and trapezoid) by their sides and angles.

  1. Understanding Reflections, Rotations and Translations
  2. Perimeter Song
  3. Perimeter Video Lesson

Students identify, describe, compare, analyze, and classify quadrilaterals (square, rectangle, parallelogram, rhombus, and trapezoid) by their sides and angles.

  1. View the Quadrilaterals  Song  and Quadrilateral Video Lesson
  2. Then complete  the Shapes, Space and Measure Sort Triangles and Quadrilaterals Activities.
  1. Students are introduced to the terms right, acute and obtuse by listening to the Angle Song
  2. They watch a video lesson that reviews the terms: acute, obtuse and straight angles
  3. Next, they learn how angle measures are related to the degrees in a circle by viewing the following video
  4. Finally, they practice angle concepts by playing the  Angle Game.


  1. Use Arrays to Solve Multiplication Problems Video Lesson
  2.  Multiplication Table Trees Practice
  1. Students  identify polygons by scrolling down to  complete the   Polygon Sorting Activity.
  2. They learn the difference between regular and irregular polygons by viewing an online video lesson.
  3. Finally, they  Take a Polygon Quiz. TRIANGLE 
  1. Students learn that any three-sided shape is a triangle by Listening to the Triangle Song
  2. They informally classify triangles by their sides and angles by scrolling down to the  Sorting Types of Triangles Activity.
  3. Next, they practice triangle concepts by completing the   Math Live Online Lesson 16
  4. Finally they take either of the following quizzes:
Students are introduced to the geometry vocabulary for 2D shapes
  1. Introduction to the names of  2D shapes by viewing the Shape Video Lesson
  2. The practice counting sides and vertices of 2-D shapes
  3. For independent practice complete the following online activities Surf Shop: 2D Activities and  Math Live: Polygon lesson.
1) Graphing Mini Lessons:

2) The Sea Lesson 16

Place Value and Number Sense

2) Practice rounding numbers by participating in any of the following online activities.

Topic: Ordering numbers

 Whole Group Instruction


Complete the Sea Lesson .

Lesson 11
Topic: Problem Solving using Place Value Clues

Whole Group Instruction:

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.

Independent Practice:

 Independent Practice
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

) Students practice reading and writing numbers in expanded form..

 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

n click on the Arrow Card red button to check for accuracy.

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.

Topic: Students learn the 4 important parts of a graph: title, labels, bars and scale

1. View online lesson on the parts of a graph.

Introducing Multiplication Arrays

1. Students will see review how a rectangular array represents a multiplication problem.
2. Finally  they will independently practice division concepts by  completing  The Sea Lesson 9.
  1. Students will use arrays to represent multiplication basic facts. They will write multiplication facts that match arrays and build arrays to math multiplication facts. (Hint: think eight three times.)


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!

  1. Students view a 1 minute video  called “Why Learn to Multiply” and “Why Learn to Multiply 2
  2.  Carl’s Cookie Capers.
  3.  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.



•Understand pla

Counting groups of ten (Red Group Link: D.4) 
Count tens and ones up to 99  (Green Group Link: A7)
Place Value Models for Tens and Ones (Blue Group Link: M1)

Count by tens up to 100 (Green Group Link:A.6)
Ten More or Less Using Hundreds Chart ((Blue Group Link: A5)

Numbers and counting up to 20: Count to 20 (Red Group Link: D1)

Count tens and ones up to 100 (Green Group Link: A.5)
Counting and number patterns using a Hundreds Chart (Blue Group Link: A12)

1. Computer Lab Rules PowerPoint – also explain the desktop, opening and closing programs(Whole group)

2. Keyboard practice (Whole group with cardboard keyboards – Print copy) Lesson Plan:http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/3454?ref=search

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)

Quarter 3

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)

Reinforcing Skills:

Math Quarter Hours –


Measurement:  http://www.turtlediary.com/grade-1-games/math-games/length-measurement.html


Measurement Game:  http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/math/games/first-second-grade/time-to-move/

 First Grade Math


Subtraction Sentences Up to 5: (Red Group Link: J2)
Subtraction Sentences to 10: (Green Group Link: D2)
Writing Subtraction Sentences to Describe Pictures: (Blue Group Link: F2)

Subtraction With Pictures: (Red Group Link: J.1)
Subtracting to 10 With Pictures: (Green Group Link: D1)
Writing Subtraction Sentences Up to 10:  (Blue Group Link: F1)

Addition With Pictures: (Red Group Link: I4)

Solving Addition Problems: (Green Group Link: B3)
Addition Word Problems – Sums to 18:  (Blue Group Link: B11

Sums to 5: (Red Group Link: I5)
Addition Sentences to 10: (Green Group Link: B2) 
Addition: Related addition facts:   (Blue Group Link: B.15)

Adding: Add two numbers – sums up to 5:  (RedGroup Link: I2) 
Addition Facts- Sums to 10: (GreenGroup Link:  B1 )
Addition Facts – Sums to 18:  (Blue GroupLink: B10)

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)

Which Sign Makes the Equation True? (Green Group Link: F2 )
Balanced Equations: (Blue Group Link: E12)

•Add and subtract within 20 (1.OA.5)

Counting Forward and Backward:  (Red Group Link: A.9)
Counting Forward and Backward (Green Group Link: A:10)
Counting Up and Down by 1,2, 3, 5, 10  (Blue Group Link: A16)

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


Social Studies:




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.  


 Starfall.com – reinforcing proper mouse skills and reviewing letters of the alphabet.
minimouse.com – Mousing Skills Games



Ways to Make Sums to 10: (Red Group Link: I9)

 Adding Three Numbers: (Green Group Link: B13)
Word Problems Adding Three Numbers: (Blue Group Link: B14)

1st Grade –

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Read along and listen to Arthur’s Pet Business. Then read and follow directions to adopt a petgroom a puppy, or treat a pet as the Pet Vet
Read on online daily journal: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Read online story of choice at TumbleBooks.
Peter Rabbit Comprehension Practice
More Blends and Digraph Practice
Digraph Practice

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

Students will 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 more High Frequency Words

Practice High Frequency Words

Students practice reading “cvc” words by playing the Word Blender  or Whirly Word games.Short Vowel Practice Three:

Short Vowel Practice Two:

Short Vowel Practice One: Short Vowel Reading Games
Visit the Starfall site and listen to It’s Fun to Read All About Me.

Quarter 4

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

K-  www.minimouse.us K-5

www.sumopaint.com K-5

www.wixie.com K-5





3-5 Research Power Point Ideas and Samples


Kindergarten –


Hour / http://henryanker.com/Math/Time/ClockWork/ClockWork_01.swf

Half Hour / http://henryanker.com/Math/Time/ClockWork/ClockWork_02.swf


Weight:  http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/poddle-weigh-in/

Temperature:  http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-1/read-a-thermometer

Volume:  http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/can-you-fill-it/

PAINT – Acrostic Name

Emphasis on:  Word Processing – Acrostics!            1) Students create an acrostic of their name, then decorate it with formatting and clip art tools.


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


March 3, 2014

http://www.wydea.com/  Excellent Science Resource

January/February, 2014  Grades K-5/Web Sites

Week of February 25, 2014    Microsoft Office Restaurant Template


Week of February 18, 2014 – February 21, 2014
Students will continue with the second week of the 2014 Parkway Keyboarding Olympics where every student is a winner!  The 2014 Winter Olympics are motivating students and showing them that hard work and practice pays off as students work hard at learning keyboarding techniques.   I am very proud of all our students!  They all set a goal for themselves and they are very eager in meeting their goals!
http://www.flelibrary.org/?  added for research
Week of February 10,  2014 – February 14, 2014
RTI links :  King Tut

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://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/grapher.html

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




SOCIAL STUDIES:  rachel_chalkboard_social_studies_hg_clr_st


Students will learn about Abraham Lincoln.

Students will learn about Benjamin Franklin.

1st grade Students will read Faux Paws Internet Safety.

National Geo-graphic Kids  The First English Colonies


Jamestown Online Adventure:
History Globe
On the Trail of Captain John Smith
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/connect_the_dots/ –  1st grade students will count by 2’s.
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/connect_by_5/ 1st grade students will count by 5’s and 10’s.


http://pbskids.org/lions/games/theospuzzles.html  letters l, h, b, k    Between the Lions . Theo’sPuzzles | PBS KIDS!
http://www.starfall.com/n/plays/guess/load.htm?f                     Students will use two-letter consonant blends to decode and spell single-syllable words


Science Videos
kid’s Planet Endangered Spieces http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html
Students will virtually discover aspects of magnets.
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/k4/online/Wonline1.html  Students will understand aspects of Weather
Theme:  Keyboarding Olympics :
Typing Warm-Up Games