May 25, 2012

4th Grade - Teacher Appreciation Note

LESSON Day 1-3
  • Thank your teacher for everything they have done for you this year!
  • Using Google Docs, write a thank you note to your teacher, make sure you format the font.
  • You will fill out an "all about me" questionnaire, and add your picture!
  • See some of the notes!
CLASSROOM CONNECTION
  • Language Arts - Writing Letters
SOFTWARE USED
  • Google Chrome - Google Docs

May 20, 2012

2nd Grade - RUN MOBY RUN!!!

LESSON
  • Get ready for summer!!!
  • Students will watch "Exercise" on BrainPOP Jr.
  • Students will use Kerpoof to draw MOBY exercising!
  • Make sure to write "Moby is _______" and sign your name!!!
CLASSROOM CONNECTION
  • Art
SOFTWARE USED

May 9, 2012

1st Grade - Mother's Day Card

LESSON
  • Students will create a Mother's Day card on Kerpoof.
  • Students must write at least 2 reasons why I love you.
  • Students may write their card to any female in their family (mom, grandmother, step-mom, etc)
CLASSROOM CONNECTION
  • Writing
  • Art
WEBSITES USED

May 8, 2012

3rd Grade - Persuasive Essay

LESSON
  • On my summer vacation I would like to...
  • Think about what you would like to do this summer - go to camp, take horseback riding lessons, learn to play an instrument, visit a relative... Using Kerpoof's "Make a Picture," you will choose a scene that relates to what your summer dreams are.  
  • You will write a persuasive essay that states what you want to do and at least three reasons why you should be able to do it!  
  • Make sure that you give compelling arguments as to why you should be able to do this activity!
CLASSROOM CONNECTION
  • Writing - Persuasive Essay
  • Art
SOFTWARE USED
WEBSITES USED

May 7, 2012

4th Grade - Mother's Day Acrostic Poem

LESSON
  • Students will create a Mother's Day acrostic poem on Kerpoof.
  • Students may write their card to any female in their family (mom, grandmother, step-mom, etc)
CLASSROOM CONNECTION
  • Writing - Poetry
  • Art
SOFTWARE USED
WEBSITES USED

May 6, 2012

2nd Grade - Mother's Day Card

LESSON
  • Students will create a Mother's Day card on Kerpoof.
  • Students must write at least 3 reasons why I love you.
  • Students may write their card to any female in their family (mom, grandmother, step-mom, etc)
CLASSROOM CONNECTION
  • Writing
  • Art
WEBSITES USED

May 5, 2012

3rd Grade - Asia Presentation

LESSON - Day 1
  • Students will bring their completed research to the lab. You will start typing your information into the Asia Template.
LESSON - Day 2/3
  • You will format the slide design, you will format the fonts, and add animations/transitions.
  • Practice giving your presentation!
View the student's presentations here:
    CLASSROOM CONNECTION
    • Research skills
    • Writing
    SOFTWARE USED
    WEBSITES USED

    May 3, 2012

    4th Grade - BrainPOP FREE Movie (Day 2)

    LESSON
    1. Today, you will pick a BrainPOP FREE MOVIE to watch!
    2. Read the Q&A Section
    3. Take the GRADED QUIZ and PRINT YOUR RESULTS
    4. Write a SUMMARY of the movie you watched - include at least 5 sentences.  You need to include the TITLE of your movie.
      Write your summary by clicking on the comment link below. When you are finished writing, click "Comment as" and choose "NAME / URL" type your first name in and leave URL blank. Make sure you capitalize and add punctuation.
    5. When you finish, you can comment on your classmates summaries, read the FYI Section, or complete one of the Activities for the movie, make sure you print it.
    CLASSROOM CONNECTION
    • All
    SOFTWARE USED
    WEBSITES USED

    May 2, 2012

    2nd Grade - Que te gusta hacer?

    LESSON
    • Today you will create your own Spanish speaking avatar using Voki!
    • In collaboration with Senora Jennings, we are going to type what we like to do, and what we don't like to do using the vocabulary words from her blog Que te gusta hacer?
    CLASSROOM CONNECTION
    • Spanish
    SOFTWARE USED
    WEBSITES USED

    May 1, 2012

    4th Grade - BrainPOP FREE Movie Summary

    LESSON
      1. Today, you will pick a BrainPOP FREE MOVIE to watch!
      2. Read the Q&A Section
      3. Take the GRADED QUIZ and PRINT YOUR RESULTS
      4. Write a SUMMARY of the movie you watched - include at least 5 sentences.  You need to include the TITLE of your movie.
        Write your summary by clicking on the comment link below. When you are finished writing, click "Comment as" and choose "NAME / URL" type your first name in and leave URL blank. Make sure you capitalize and add punctuation.
      5. When you finish, you can read the FYI Section and complete one of the Activities for the movie, make sure you print it.
        CLASSROOM CONNECTION
        • All
        SOFTWARE USED
        WEBSITES USED

        April 30, 2012

        4th Grade - BrainPOP Featured Movie

        LESSON
        • Today you will watch the BrainPOP Featured Movie - "Wind Energy"
        • After watching, you need to:
        1. Read the Q&A Section AND the FYI Section
        2. Take the GRADED QUIZ and PRINT YOUR RESULTS
        3. Answer the question below in this blog! Write your answer by clicking on the comment link below. When you are finished writing, click "Comment as" and choose "NAME / URL" type your first name in and leave URL blank. Make sure you capitalize and add punctuation.
        4. When you finish, you can play the game ElectroCity.
        WRITE ABOUT IT:
        Should the US and other countries use more wind energy? 
        Why or why not?
        (You need to write at least 5 sentences.)

        April 29, 2012

        2nd Grade - No More 2nd Grade!

        LESSON
        • Students will use Kidspiration to fill out an "end of the school" year form.
        CLASSROOM CONNECTION
        • Writing
        SOFTWARE USED
        • Kidspiration

        April 24, 2012

        2nd Grade - Alphabet Organizer

        LESSON
        CLASSROOM CONNECTION
        • Writing
        • Spelling
        • Science Vocabulary
        SOFTWARE USED

        April 23, 2012

        4th Grade - Bullying Outline

        LESSON - Day 1
        • Today we will watch "Outlines" on BrainPOP and"Bullying" on BrainPOP Jr.
        • You will create an outline of the Bullying movie using Kidspiration.
        LESSON - Day 2
        • Today you will format your poster using Kidspiration.
        • Make sure you format each text box, and add clip-art to your poster.
          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
          • Language Arts - Outlines
          • Art
          SOFTWARE USED

            April 22, 2012

            3rd Grade - Mother's Day




            LESSON
            • Students will create a Mother's Day card on Kerpoof.
            • Students must compose an acrostic poem.
            • Students may write their card to any female in their family (mom, grandmother, step-mom, etc)

            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
            • Writing - acrostic poem
            • Art
            SOFTWARE USED
            WEBSITES USED

            April 18, 2012

            3rd Grade - Teacher Appreciation

            LESSON
            • THANK YOU TEACHERS!!!
            • The school year is almost over, so let's make a card for your teachers to show them how much we appreciate their work!
            • We will watch the BrainPOP movie "Adjectives" to learn about using descriptive words.
            • Using ComicLife, you will create an acrostic poem based on your teachers name.  Make sure that you use descriptive adjectives!
            • You need to format the layout of the page, the font styles and colors.
            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
            • Writing - Acrostic Poem
            SOFTWARE USED
            • Comic Life

            April 17, 2012

            1st Grade - Dinosaurs

            LESSON - Day 1
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Science - Dinosaurs
                • Language Arts
                • Art

                April 16, 2012

                1st Grade - Earth Day

                LESSON
                • Students will watch "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" on BrainPOP Jr.
                • Student's will use Kerpoof's "Make a Card" to write at least 4 ways you can help keep our earth healthy, happy, and clean!
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Language Arts
                • Art
                SOFTWARE USED

                April 15, 2012

                2nd Grade - Earth Day Rebus Poem

                LESSON
                • Students will watch "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" on BrainPOP Jr.
                • Students will use Kerpoof's "Make a Card" to create an Earth Day Rebus Poem.
                • Students must include at least 4 ways to help protect our earth!
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Science
                • Writing
                • Art
                SOFTWARE USED

                April 5, 2012

                3rd Grade - Earth Day Rebus Poem



                LESSON
                • Students will watch "Poems," "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" on BrainPOP Jr. and "Recycling" on BrainPOP.
                • Students will use Kerpoof's "Make a Card" to create an Earth Day Rebus Poem.
                • Students must include at least 4 sentences!
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Science
                • Writing - Rebus Poem
                • Art
                SOFTWARE USED

                April 3, 2012

                3rd Grade - Instant Poems

                LESSON - Day 1
                • I bet you didn't know it, but today you will become a poet!
                • We will watch "Poems" on BrainPOP Jr.
                • Choose the form "Hello Spring" on Instant Poetry Forms and fill it out.
                • You will copy and paste your completed poem into a textbox on Kerpoof's "Make a Drawing." 
                • Format the text and create a picture around your poem!
                LESSON - Day 2
                • Choose the form "All About Me" on Instant Poetry Forms and fill it out.
                • Copy and paste your poem into OpenOffice "Writer"
                • Format the font!
                  CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                  • Language Arts - Poetry
                  • Art
                  SOFTWARE USED
                  WEBSITES USED
                  (first name)
                  funny, pretty, smart, and weird
                  Sibling of Grant and Brooke
                  Lover of funny, smart, fuzzy, sweet, cuddly dogs
                  Who fears my awesome parents getting divorced
                  Who needs to fly and have adventure with my not living grandma
                  Who gives love and happiness
                  Who would like to see someone fly and do flips
                  Resident of the beautiful neighborhood Long Knife Run
                  (last name)

                    March 31, 2012

                    2nd Grade - For Just One Day...



                    LESSON - Day 1
                    • We will read the book "For Just One Day" on Tumblebooks.
                    • Students will use OpenOffice to type what animal they would be for just one day and why.
                    LESSON - Day 2
                    • Students will use Kerpoof to draw their animal!
                      CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                      • Language Arts
                      • Art
                      SOFTWARE USED

                      March 30, 2012

                      4th Grade - Digital Animation

                      LESSON
                      • Watch "Traditional Animation" on BrainPOP and learn how cartoons were made!
                      • Learn how to animate your drawings using Disney's Flip Book!
                      • You will learn how to use frames to organize and add detail to your animation.
                      CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                      • Art
                      • Programming - Animation
                      SOFTWARE USED
                      WEBSITES USED

                      March 26, 2012

                      1st Grade - For Just One Day...



                      LESSON - Day 1
                      • We will read the book "For Just One Day" on Tumblebooks.
                      • Students will use OpenOffice to type what animal they would be for just one day and why.
                      LESSON - Day 2
                      • Students will use Kerpoof to draw their animal!
                        CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                        • Language Arts
                        • Art

                        March 17, 2012

                        3rd Grade - Your Heart

                        LESSON
                        • In collaboration with science class where students are learning about their circulatory system, students will watch "Heart" on BrainPOPJr.
                        • Students will create a poster on Kerpoof illustrating the answer to the question: "How they you keep a healthy heart?"
                        CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                        • Science - Circulatory System - Heart
                        • Art
                        SOFTWARE USED
                        WEBSITES USED

                        March 16, 2012

                        4th Grade - ElectroCity


                        LESSON
                        • Go to 4th Grade Websites -> Science -> ElectroCity
                        • Today you will learn how to create and manage your own city!
                        • Make sure you READ the directions!
                        CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                        • Science
                        • Reading Comprehension

                        March 13, 2012

                        KYSTE Conference - Using BrainPOP In the Classroom

                        1st Grade - St. Patrick's Day Cartoon

                        LESSON
                        • Students will use Kerpoof's "Make a Card" to create a St. Patrick's Day cartoon.
                        • Students must include at least 3 speech bubbles, and sign their name.
                        CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                        • Language Arts
                        • Art
                        SOFTWARE USED
                        WEBSITES USED

                        March 12, 2012

                        3rd Grade - Senses

                        LESSON
                        • Watch "Senses" on BrainPOPJr.
                        • Students will write about how their senses keep them safe, and how they can protect their senses using graphic organizer on Kidspiration.
                        CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                        • Health - Senses
                        • Writing
                        SOFTWARE USED

                        March 11, 2012

                        2nd Grade - Weather

                        LESSON - Day 1
                        • Students will watch "Seasons" on BrainPOP Jr.
                        • Using Kerpoof's "Make a Picture," students will choose a scene that illustrates their favorite season.
                        • They need to type at least 4 reasons that it is their favorite season.
                        LESSON - Day 2
                        • Students will watch the Scholastic Movie - "Water Cycle"
                        • Using Kerpoof, students will draw and label the parts of the water cycle.

                        LESSON - Day 3
                        • Students will become weather reporters on EdHeads!
                        • Students must complete "Report the Weather" and pass each level.
                        • Once they have passed "Report the Weather," students must complete "Predict the Weather."
                        • Watch "Temperature" on BrainPOP Jr. to learn how to use a thermometer. 
                          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                          • Science - seasons
                          • Writing
                          • Art
                          SOFTWARE USED
                          WEBSITES USED

                          March 10, 2012

                          4th Grade - Design a Cell Phone

                          LESSON
                          • Go to 4th Grade Websites -> Science -> EdHeads
                          • You will choose the EdHeads Activity "Design a Cell Phone"
                          • Make sure you READ the directions!
                          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                          • Science - Engineering
                          • Reading Comprehension

                          March 5, 2012

                          3rd Grade - Internet Safety

                          LESSON
                          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                          • Internet Safety
                          SOFTWARE USED

                          February 27, 2012

                          1st Grade - Addition Word Problem

                          LESSON
                          • You are the teacher!!!  After we watch the BrainPOP Jr. Movie “Basic Addition,”  you will create your very own addition word problem.
                          • You will use Kerpoof’s “Make a Picture” to create your problem.  Make sure to include at least 2 speech bubbles!
                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                            • Math
                            SOFTWARE USED
                            WEBSITES USED

                            February 26, 2012

                            3rd Grade - TumbleBook Book Report

                            LESSON
                            • Today you will choose a storybook to read on TumbleBooks!
                            • The username = kcd
                            • The password = books
                            • When you finish reading the book, you need to complete the TumbleBook Book Report!
                            • Make sure you use correct punctuation, capitalization, and write using complete sentences!
                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                            • Reading Comprehension
                            • Writing
                            • Keyboarding
                            SOFTWARE USED
                            WEBSITES USED

                            February 25, 2012

                            4th Grade - Internet Safety Poster

                            LESSON Day 1/2
                            • Today you will watch "Internet Safety" on BrainPOPJr., and "Online Safety" on BrainPOP.
                            • You will create a Internet Safety poster using Comic Life.
                            • You need to type 5 ways to stay safe while using the Internet.  Be descriptive!
                            • Format the background of the poster, format the title and your name, and add clip art.
                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                            • Writing
                            • Internet Safety
                            SOFTWARE USED

                            February 24, 2012

                            3rd Grade - MOBASSO

                            MOBASSO

                            LESSON
                            • MOBY + PICASSO = MOBASSO!!!
                            • In collaboration with your Spanish teacher, SeƱora Jennings, we are going to study the famous Artist Pablo Picasso!  
                            • We will watch the BrainPOPJr movie "Picasso" and the BrainPOP movie "Cubism" to learn about how Picasso's art has influenced artists all around the world.
                            • Using Kerpoof, you will draw MOBASSO!  
                            • Once you have completed your masterpiece, you will take your drawing to Spanish class and write a descriptive paragraph in Spanish describing Moby's body parts and their colors! 
                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                            • Art
                            • Spanish
                            • Writing - descriptive paragraphs (in Spanish!!)
                            SOFTWARE USED
                            WEBSITES USED

                            February 20, 2012

                            3rd Grade - Make a Movie!

                            LESSON
                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                            • Programming
                            • Movie Making
                            SOFTWARE USED
                            WEBSITES USED

                            February 19, 2012

                            4th Grade - Lemonade Stand Competition

                            LESSON
                            • Today you will compete to see who makes the best lemonade!
                            • Go to Lemonade Stand - read the instructions - and choose the 14 day game.
                            • Write down your final results on a sticky note, and play again to see if you can do better!
                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                            • Math

                            February 18, 2012

                            1st Grade - A-Z

                            LESSON
                            • Students will learn how to scroll through clip-art libraries and they will create an A-Z library of pictures!
                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                            • Language Arts
                            SOFTWARE USED
                            • Kidspiration

                            February 11, 2012

                            4th Grade - TumbleBook Book Report

                            LESSON
                            • Today you will choose a storybook to read on TumbleBooks!
                            • The username = kcd
                            • The password = books
                            • When you finish reading the book, you need to complete the TumbleBook Book Report!
                            • Make sure you use correct punctuation, capitalization, and write using complete sentences!
                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                            • Reading Comprehension
                            • Writing
                            • Keyboarding
                            SOFTWARE USED
                            WEBSITES USED

                            February 6, 2012

                            1st Grade - Valentine's Day Card

                            LESSON
                            • Students will create a Valentine's Day card on Kerpoof.
                            • You must include at least 4 speech bubbles, and don't forget to sign your name!
                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                            • Writing
                            • Art
                            SOFTWARE USED
                            WEBSITES USED

                            February 5, 2012

                            2nd Grade - Valentine's Day

                            LESSON
                            • Students will create a Valentine's Day card for a family member using Kerpoof's "Make a Card."
                            • They must include at least 4 speech bubbles and they must write the sentence "Mom/Dad/Grandmother I love you because..."
                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                            • Writing
                            • Art

                            February 4, 2012

                            3rd Grade - Valentine's Day Acrostic Poem


                            LESSON
                            • Go to Kerpoof's "Make a Card" and choose the Valentine's Day card.
                            • You will write an acrostic poem for one person in your family - use their name as the beginning for each line of your poem!
                            • Make sure you decorate the card.
                            • You can learn what an acrostic poem is here.
                              CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                              • Writing - Poetry
                              SOFTWARE USED
                              WEBSITES USED

                              February 3, 2012

                              4th Grade - Valentine's Day Card

                              LESSON - Day 1/2
                              • Use your thinking cap to come up with a famous pair!
                              • You will use Kerpoof's "Make a Drawing" to draw the famous pair, and to write a Valentine's Day letter.
                              • You MUST include the following: (see my example)
                              1. Dear ____,
                              2. One reason you love/like the other.
                              3. One reason you love/like the other.
                              4. Why you work so well together.
                              5. From/Love/Sincerely, _______
                              Here are some examples:
                              • peanut butter to jelly
                              • right sock to left sock
                              • couch to potato
                              • mouse to trap
                              • bed to skirt
                              • cat to dog
                              • hand to clock
                              • light to bulb
                              • cheese to macaroni
                              • horizon to sky
                              • bacon to eggs
                              • ham to cheese
                              • laces to sneakers
                              • smile to face
                              • gravy to mashed potatoes
                              • bubbles to bath
                              • milk to cookie
                              • ink to pen
                                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                • Creative Writing
                                • Art
                                SOFTWARE USED
                                WEBSITES USED

                                January 29, 2012

                                4th Grade - Typing Test

                                LESSON
                                • Go to the 4th Grade Websites under TYPING
                                • You will try "Typing Test #1"
                                • Make sure your fingers are resting on the HOME ROW KEYS.
                                • You are looking to see what your WPM is (Words Per Minute)
                                • By the end of 4th grade, your WPM should be at least 15.
                                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                • Typing/Keyboarding

                                January 28, 2012

                                3rd Grade - PicassoHead

                                LESSON
                                • In collaboration with Senora Jennings Spanish class, our students are learning about Picasso and Cubism!
                                • Students will watch "Cubism" on BrainPOP.
                                • Students will create and print their own Picasso masterpiece using the PicassoHead website!
                                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                • Spanish
                                • Art - Cubism
                                SOFTWARE USED
                                WEBSITES USED

                                January 22, 2012

                                2nd Grade - SPACE Unit

                                LESSON - Day 1
                                • Students will watch "Earth" on BrainPOP Jr.
                                • Using Kerpoof, students will draw and print their own ALIEN!
                                LESSON - Day 2
                                • Using the ALIEN from last week, students will use Kidspiration to write a detailed description of their alien, and they will describe what planet they are from.
                                LESSON - Day 3
                                • Students will watch "Moon" on BrainPOP Jr.
                                • Using "Make a Picture" on Kerpoof, students will create a MOON CARTOON!
                                • Students must include at least 5 speech bubbles, and their name.

                                LESSON - Day 4
                                • Students will watch "The Sun" on BrainPOP Jr.
                                • Using "Make a Drawing" on  Kerpoof, students will complete the BrainPOP Jr. "Draw About It" activity and answer the question: "What are some ways you can protect yourself from the sun? Draw your answer."
                                • Students must write at least one sentence explaining their drawing.

                                LESSON - Day 5
                                • Students will watch "Solar System" on BrainPOP Jr.
                                • Using Kerpoof, students will draw one planet and write at least one fact about it.
                                  CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                  • Science - Space
                                  • Listening comprehension
                                  • Writing
                                  • Art
                                  SOFTWARE USED

                                  January 21, 2012

                                  4th Grade - BrainPOP FREE Stuff!

                                  LESSON
                                  • Today you will go to BrainPOP and go to their "FREE STUFF"
                                  • You may pick any movie and you must complete the following in this order:
                                  1. Watch Movie
                                  2. Read FYI
                                  3. Read Q&A
                                  4. Read TIMELINE
                                  5. Read EXPERIMENT (print it if you would like to try it at home)
                                  6. Complete AND Print 1 ACTIVITY
                                  7. Complete AND Print your results of the QUIZ
                                  • IF you finish early, you may watch another FREE movie.
                                    CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                    • All subjects
                                    • Reading comprehension
                                    • Writing

                                    January 20, 2012

                                    4th Grade - Parts of Speech

                                    LESSON
                                    1. Wacky Web Tales
                                    2. Word Invasion
                                    3. Verb Viper
                                    4. or any Grammar/Vocabulary game!
                                      CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                      • Grammar

                                      January 19, 2012

                                      3rd Grade - Lemonade Stand

                                      LESSON
                                      CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                      • Math - Economics
                                      SOFTWARE USED
                                      WEBSITES USED

                                      January 16, 2012

                                      1st Grade - Structures

                                      LESSON - Day 1
                                      LESSON - Day 2
                                      • Today we are going to BUILD A CITY using Neighborhood Map Machine.

                                      CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                      • Science - Structures
                                      SOFTWARE USED

                                      January 15, 2012

                                      2nd Grade - Keyboarding

                                      LESSON
                                      • Students will learn what the home row keys are.
                                      • Students will practice typing games.
                                      CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                      • Keyboarding
                                      SOFTWARE USED
                                      WEBSITES USED

                                      January 14, 2012

                                      3rd Grade - Run Moby Run!

                                      LESSON
                                      • Students will watch "Exercise" on BrainPOPJr.
                                      • Using Kerpoof, draw Moby exercising!
                                      CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                      • Art
                                      • Science - Health
                                      SOFTWARE USED
                                      WEBSITES USED

                                      January 11, 2012

                                      3rd Grade - Dance Mat Typing

                                      LESSON
                                      • Students will learn proper keyboarding skills on Dance Mat Typing
                                      • This lesson will continue throughout the school year.  Students have a checklist to mark off every stage that they complete.
                                      • When students have free time or if they finish a project early, they will work on keyboarding skills.
                                      • More typing games can be found here
                                      CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                      • Computer Skills - Keyboarding
                                      SOFTWARE USED

                                      January 8, 2012

                                      1st Grade - Snowman Glyph

                                      LESSON
                                      • Students will follow the "Snowman Glyph" instructions and draw their snowman on Kerpoof!
                                      CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                      • Reading
                                      • Following directions
                                      • Art
                                      SOFTWARE USED
                                      WEBSITES USED

                                      January 7, 2012

                                      2nd Grade - Snowman Glyph

                                      LESSON
                                      • Students will follow the "Snowman Glyph" instructions and draw their snowman on Kerpoof!
                                      CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                      • Reading
                                      • Following directions
                                      • Art
                                      SOFTWARE USED
                                      WEBSITES USED

                                      January 6, 2012

                                      4th Grade - How To Draw a Snowman

                                      LESSON - Day 1
                                      • Today you will watch "How-To Essay" on BrainPOPJr.
                                      • You are going to draw a Snowman on Kerpoof and write a "how-to" essay on how to draw your snowman.  THEN, you will switch your essay ONLY with a partner and see if they can follow your directions!
                                      • Today, you will draw your snowman - make sure you save it on your Kerpoof account.
                                      LESSON - Day 2

                                      • Using OpenOffice Writer, you will write an essay on how to draw your snowman.
                                      • Make sure to include lots of details!
                                      LESSON - Day 3

                                      • Today you will switch your essay with a partner.  
                                      • You will draw your partner's snowman according to the directions written.
                                        CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                        • Writing - How To Essay
                                        • Reading - Following Directions
                                        • Art
                                        SOFTWARE USED
                                        •  OpenOffice Writer 
                                        •  Mozilla Firefox

                                          January 4, 2012

                                          3rd Grade - Snowman Glyph

                                          LESSON
                                          • Snowman Glyph
                                          • Using Kerpoof's "Draw a Picture" you will create a Snowman Glyph using the instructions!
                                          • Make sure to add extra details, and add a beautiful snowy background!
                                          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                          • Reading - Following Directions
                                          • Art
                                          SOFTWARE USED
                                          WEBSITES USED

                                          January 1, 2012

                                          2nd Grade - Hansel & Gretel

                                          LESSON
                                          • Students will learn about the Opera by completing the "Hansel & Gretel" Opera Interactive!
                                          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                          • Music
                                          SOFTWARE USED

                                          December 16, 2011

                                          4th Grade - WHO AM I???


                                          LESSON - Day 1
                                          • Using Open Office, Kerpoof, and the websites listed, we are going to create a "Who am I?" poster!
                                          • Use these websites to look up information on yourself.
                                          • Using this information, you will write this information on Open Office Writer. 

                                          LESSON - Day 2
                                          • Today, you will use Kerpoof's "Make a Drawing" to create a self-portrait!
                                          • DO NOT put your name on it - print it and staple it to your paragraph!
                                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                            • Writing
                                            • Art
                                            SOFTWARE USED
                                            WEBSITES USED

                                            December 11, 2011

                                            2nd Grade - Winter Holidays

                                            LESSON
                                            • Students will watch "Winter Holidays" on BrainPOP Jr.
                                            • Students will draw a picture on Kerpoof that illustrates their New Years Resolution
                                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                            • Social Studies
                                            • Art
                                            SOFTWARE USED

                                            December 7, 2011

                                            3rd Grade - Moby is...

                                            LESSON
                                            • Today you will use Kerpoof's "Make a Drawing" to illustrate BrainPOP's Moby!
                                            • Draw Moby as.... anyone!  Be creative!
                                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                            • Art
                                            SOFTWARE USED
                                            WEBSITES USED

                                            December 6, 2011

                                            2nd Grade - BrainPOP Jr. FREE Stuff!

                                            LESSON
                                            1. Watch the Movie
                                            2. Take the Easy Quiz
                                            3. Take the Hard Quiz
                                            4. Read the Pop-a-Joke
                                            5. Read Belly Up
                                            6. Play the Game
                                            7. Complete Write About It
                                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                            • Reading Comprehension
                                            • Writing

                                            December 4, 2011

                                            1st Grade - Spell a Picture

                                            LESSON
                                            • Today you will use Kerpoof’s “Spell a Picture” to practice your spelling words! 
                                            • If you want a picture to appear, you have to spell it correctly!  For example, if you want a SNOWMAN in your picture, you have to spell it!
                                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                            • Language Arts - Vocabulary
                                            SOFTWARE USED
                                            WEBSITES USED

                                            December 3, 2011

                                            4th Grade - New Years Resolutions

                                            LESSON - Day 1-2
                                            • Today we will watch "New Year's" on BrainPOP.
                                            • You will choose a New Years Resolution to write about.  Using Kerpoof, you will illustrate your resolution.
                                            • You must include at least 4 text boxes detailing how you will accomplish this resolution.
                                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                            • Writing
                                            SOFTWARE USED
                                            WEBSITES USED

                                            November 30, 2011

                                            1st Grade - BrainPOPJr FREE Stuff!

                                            LESSON
                                            • Today you will learn how to watch FREE movies on BrainPOPJr!
                                            • After you watch a movie, try out the Easy Quiz, the Hard Quiz, the Game and read the POP-A-JOKE!!!
                                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                            • Reading Comprehension

                                            November 27, 2011

                                            1st Grade - Evergreens

                                            LESSON
                                            • Today you will use Kerpoof to create an evergreen tree & snowman scene!
                                            • Make sure you sign your work using a text box!
                                            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                                            • Science
                                            • Art
                                            SOFTWARE USED
                                            WEBSITES USED