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oh, hallo!

March 27th, 2014 · Comments Off · Art, Education, Educational Web Sites, Joke of the Day

Is everyone having a good spring break? (Photo by Steve Rawley) If you are bored, don’t forget your… Dance Mat Typing Typing Agent Student Source! IXL! (if you are not one of my students, you can click on “learn more about IXL” for a trial version) and… Coding, coding and more coding. Also, we saw [...]

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Geo-Quest for March: Europe!

March 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Educational Web Sites

Hello, geography fans! Time to do a fast study for this month’s Geography Quest. Level 1: Belarus, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia Level 2: Finland, France, Germany, Iceland Level 3: Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia Level 4: Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway,Poland Level 5: Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, United Kingdom Highlights: Kremlin and Red Square (Russia), Eiffel Tower (France), Pingvellir National Park [...]

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GeoQuest! for February…

January 30th, 2014 · Comments Off · Educational Web Sites

Hello my students, GeoQuest fans, It’s time to learn about Southern Africa. This coming month’s GeoQuest testing will be on Wednesday, Feb. 26th. Level 1: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic & Comoros Level 2: Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya & Lesotho Level 3: Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius & Mozambique Level [...]

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ice music, panda bears, and a well-deserved weekend break

January 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Currently reading, Education, Educational Web Sites, Music

Did you already catch that one? All I can say is: Cool! The students and I watched this one this week. We (heart) pandas. Then we checked out some of my favorite nature/animal websites and wrote about animals. We use Google docs at our school, and I must say, it’s handy for those times when [...]

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Geography Quest for January

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off · Contests & Prizes, Educational Web Sites

(Photo by Steve Rawley) That picture is of the Pacific Ocean, by the way, not the Indian or the Atlantic Ocean, or the Arabian or Mediterranean Sea. (Those are your first four clues!) This month for Geography Quest, the students at my school are studying Northern Africa. Level 1: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, [...]

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we (heart) coding… and snow!

December 10th, 2013 · Comments Off · Educational Web Sites

(Photo by Steve Rawley) It’s Hour of Code week, people. Let’s have some fun. Today the third-graders at our school rocked the coding. The kindergarten students come in right after, and they had a good time touring the computer lab and seeing what the big kids were working on. When the third grade students left, [...]

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scratch that!

November 6th, 2013 · Comments Off · Art, Educational Web Sites

(Photo by Steve Rawley) Let’s title that photo “What Not To Do At the Beach.” In addition to our usual… addition (and subtraction, division, times tables…) and all of the other math we do in computer lab, we’ve spent some time this week talking about fall and winter at the Oregon coast and Various Rules [...]

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Geography Quest!

September 25th, 2013 · Comments Off · Educational Web Sites

The Geography Quest at our school this month covered a whole lot of territory… literally. Countries studied included: The Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica. Virtual travels are a beautiful thing. The kids had fun with the project. Preview of coming attractions… in October, we tackle several Wonders of [...]

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Ancient Egypt comes to life

September 24th, 2013 · Comments Off · Education, Educational Web Sites

I promised my students I would link this again. Here you go, kids! – Ms. Nancy Do you know about the city of Heracleion? You should. The ruins were located in 2000, and for the past 13 years the divers have been having a field day. Take a look: And a few more links: Huffington [...]

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free language apps

March 24th, 2013 · Comments Off · Art, Educational Web Sites

Would you like to brush up on your Spanish? French? Italian? Portuguese? Or perhaps study for your SATs, or hone up on math or geography? I am kind of taken with MindSnacks, an app that I downloaded so my kid could practice her French and I could refresh my Spanish. I use it on my [...]

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