The UPES library username and password, for the research encyclopedia and Brain Pop Jr. is : hamburg 1 , 14075.
--The IXL log on information letter has the Hamburg log in information on it. You do not just use IXl to get in. Please check the sheet to be able to log on successfully. Your child should be using IXL, for math, at home. Go to : IXL.com/signin/hamburg. The password is: 123.
--The Study Island .com -Remember that your child needs to use the first 3 letters of their first name followed by the first 4 letters of their last name. Then put a period followed by hcsd. The password is 14075. Your child should be using ELA, Math Study Island at home, for review and enrichment depending on your child's ability level. They put themselves in game mode and you decide the number of sessions you would like them to complete. You could also base it on the amount of time online.
Homework- One side of one sheet should be done each night, and returned in their folder the following day.
Spelling List- The tests are on Fridays-
5/31- all of the months of the year
6/7- all of the days of the week.
Spelling Bees until the end of the year using old words.
Weekly Summary Of Our Studies-
ELA-Fiction and non-fiction satories about American traditions will be our next 6 weeks of theme studies.Plot and theme with details were covered. All of the skills studied up to date will continue to be reviewed. We are using StudyIsland.com in computer lab to strengthen our ELA NY State Core skills.The children can also get on this site at home.
Websites to benefit Green Group are:watkesweb.com, http://www.abcfastphonics.com , http://www.chompchomp.com , http://Scholastic.com/kids , http://www.starfall.com
Math- We are still heavily into addition and subtraction of hundreds, tens and ones with regrouping.
ABCYA.com is another free site where your child can practice money facts and money bingo. There are numerous other academic topics at this site.Use of netbooks, when they are available, is another tool we are using in class, to practice math skills during seat work time.IXL is the site we use and your children can get on this site at home.
Science- We are now into our plant life cycle unit. We have started indoor gardening and have moved outdoors with our gloves as the weather permits.
Writer's Workshop-Non-fiction writing, with an emphasis on detail writing, and supporting facts, are our current focus.
Social Studies-Map skills and geography studies are our current area of work. Brain Pop Jr. is a good site for your child to get on at home to review not only social study skills, but science, math and ELA skills.
Thought Of The Week:" You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist ." Indira Gandhi