Today, Room 10 learned how to use sequence words to tell and write a story. Since our literacy unit is centered around food we used a real life expereince to practice this skill. Take a look!
Room 10 has been learning how to Read to Self for the Daily 5.
We practiced the three ways to read a book:
The students are building their stamina and have read successfully for 5 minutes with everyone on task. Nice job Room 10!
Kindergarten had their Kindergarten Sing on Tuesday. The children did a great job and they looked wonderful. Take a look for yourself...
Rooms 10 and 11 have finished their community mural. The studnets learned about community workers and places in our communities. We even talked about the kinds of things community workers might say so that we could make speech bubbles to help decorate the mural. The students did a wonderful job with this mural and we can not wait for you to see it at Open House!
The staff has just been informed that STEMapalooza is coming to Niles North Highschool on Monday, April 16th!
STEMapalooza is designed to allow children ages 6-14 to explore various Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics activities and presentations.
This will be a fun, exciting (and FREE) event for children held at Niles North High School (6:00-9:00 p.m.). In attendance will be LEGO, Mr.Freeze, NIU STEM, Team Phantastic and NN Engineering.
Please see their website (https://sites.google.com/a/d219.org/stemapalooza/) for further details where you can view the complete schedule to see a list of events, locations, times and biographies. Please note that some events (LEGO) require pre-registration.
This week Room 10 started making the Community Mural. We painted houses, added sidewalks and made Madison School. Next week, we will work with Room 11 to create different places in the Skokie/Morton Grove community. We are reading and writing about communities in the classroom. Talk to your children about the places and people you see while you are around town!
Room 10 just finished our literacy unit that was themed around animals. To wrap up the unit we made a habitat for our fish. When we made our fish we talked about the cool colors on the color wheel. Here is a picture of the beginning of our habitat mural:
This month, we are talking about neighborhoods. We will work with Room 11 to create a mural of Skokie!
Today, Madison School celebrated the 100th day of school! In Room 10, we wrote words with 100 letters, we wrote about what we would like 100 of, we built with 100 objects, we made a snack with 10 pieces of 10 different things, we put together a 100 piece puzzle, and we filled in a 100's chart. We did all of this while wearing our home made 100th day gear!
Last month, Room 10 was talking about food (where it comes from, what we have had, and how to follow recipes). We have also been talking about using sequence words to retell a story in order (first, next, then, and last). So, we followed two recipies to make food and then we retold the story of what we did, in the order that we did it. Here are some pictures of our class making strawberry salad and applesauce.
Making Strawberry Salad:
Fun Websites for Students
This website has different math topics with interactive lessons to practice math facts.
This website makes numbers fun. There are many different interactive games for the children to play.
This website is great for studnets of all skill levels. There are games for studnets as young as 3-4 years old! Just
click the math topic you want to practice and play the game!
This website is good for Math and Literacy. Just click your grade and then scroll down to find out what math or
literacy game you want to play.
This website has practice quizes to see what the studnets know about a given math topic. Just click the grade
level on the left and play the games to help build math skills.
This website has flashcards, interactive counting blocks, 3D manipulatives and learning games. This interactive
website is great for making abstract math concepts more concrete for the children!
This website has fun games to help with estimation, addition, subtraction, telling time and counting by 1's, 5's and
This website has many literacy activities for children ages 4 through 11. There are many activities for the students
to practice English skills.
This website reads stories to studnets while they follow along with the words. You can also listen to audio stories.
The kids love it!
There are stories and games that use many thinking skills. You can click activities by age.
Enjoy Clifford stories and help decide the storyline. Listen to the story as you read it.
This website is great to help studnets understand the concept of ABC order.
This website has activities that not only show the letters, shapes, numbers, colors, and keyboarding skills, but they
also say each thing that the student does. What is nice about this website is that it has activities for students to
play and learn in French, German, and Spanish as well.
Starfall has interactive activities and videos that that students love to play. While using Starfall activities, words
and word parts are pronounced and highlighted for the children. There are also games and activities that are
theme based to help teach children the vocabulary for a season or holiday. This website is great to help students
practice their reading and phonics skills.
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