Mrs. Tynan's First Grade Class - mrstynansfirstgradeclass
2...4...6...8...First Grade is Really Great
I am delighted to share with you a window into your child's learning- both individually and collaboratively.
Check our website frequently for updates!
This process began by children thinking about ideas to make our classroom a safe place where we can do our best learning and have fun. We brainstormed ideas and then sorted them into similar categories and narrowed it down to these five.
Booklist with a twist! Children themselves evaluate the books and write reviews of their favorites.
Children's Choices for 2013
Since 1974, Children’s Choices have been a trusted source of book recommendations used by teachers, librarians, parents—and children themselves.
Information about your first grader- PBS Parents
Internet 4 Classrooms: MATH SKILLSComic Creator
How will you sequence your comic...1 screen, 2 screens, 3 screens or 6 screens? Be sure to print it out and bring it in- I'd love to see your AMAZING WORK!The Weather Channel Kids!Lexia Reading Student Software DownloadMillicent Library
Click here to go to visit the Tumblebooks site. First click on Electronic Resources located in the middle at the top of the screen. Then click on the Elementary Students tab located in the top right. This is a great way for your child to practice reading and fluency.Lunch MenuReadWriteThink
Trusted language arts resource both in and out of school! Click on the parent & afterschool resource. From fun activities to suggested books, get your out of school time covered!National Geographic KidsCool Math 4 KidsPBSStarfall reading activitiesNew York Philharmonic Kids
The children LOVE using this website with Mrs. Hamric in Music!Slow Food USATyping Practice
Why learn to touch type?
When you can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. Many people can soon learn to touch type faster than they can write with a pen. The important things to remember are:
- Use the correct fingers
- There's no need to rush!
- Always rest your wrists on the desk
- You should take a rest, and shake your hands and arms to relax your muscles if you get tired
- It's important not to look at your hands when you are learning to type. The best way to ensure that you don't look at your hands is to cover them up - you can make a simple box out of cardboard or wood to cover both the keys and your hands
You will need headphones or speakers to enjoy the song and dance in each game. The games use the Flash plug-in - if your computer doesn't have Flash, you can find information on how to download it here, or you can play the alternative interactive versions available at each stage.
Lexia at The Millicent Library!
Want an easy way to minimize summer slide? Bring your child to the library and have them log on to Lexia for 20 minutes. Several computers have Lexia downloaded on them. Let the librarian know you want to use Lexia. Your child will log on just as he/she does in school- quick and easy! Be sure your child completes his/her session (get to the green arrow) before logging off. Take advantage of this amazing free resource!
Standing Up Instead of Standing By: The Heart of the Classroom
If you would like to enjoy some of your favorite stories and authors then you will LOVE Tumblebooks. Click on the Millicent Library link and go to Electronic Resources- then click on elementary students and you will find the Tumblebook link on the left. This resource is a fantastic tool for building reading skills!
The International Reading Association is dedicated to improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating information about reading, and encouraging the lifetime habit of reading.
This redesigned website now offers a fabulous parent resource.
Looking for engaging ways to introduce your child to reading or to encourage them to write? Need some age-appropriate book suggestions or rainy day activities? The materials here are your answer—all of them created by experts to be fun, educational, and easy to use outside of school.
Check out the website in our favorite link section! Be sure to also look for the flyer about why it is so important for kids to read and write even when they are out of school.
Be sure to check out the link to this great tool. Each week you can access your child's weekly words and use a variety of games to practice. On Mondays, your child's Family Ties newsletter will let you know which story we are on.
Lexia at Home!
Lexia is a reading program that is being used in Grades K-5. It supports reading acquisition, helps to prevent reading failure, and remediates those students having reading difficulties. It is recommended that your child have an opportunity to use the Lexia software program at home for twenty minute sessions a few times per week. It is expected that this extra practice time in addition to school time use will have a positive impact on students' reading performance. To sign into Lexia your child's username will be their first name, underscore, last name. You will need to go to "Favorite Links" and download from the "Lexia Reading Student Software Download" in the left column...The school code is 2488 0358 0828 5319. Please feel free to e-mail me or contact me during school time, if you are experiencing difficulty accessing this site.
Scholastic Book Order
Online Ordering- Class Activation Code: H2PRL
Due: September order form will be sent home soon!
Now it’s easier than ever to find the perfect books for your child—shop our NEW online Book Clubs Web site. Choose from a much-wider selection of books than in the printed flyer. Plus, you can send your orders directly to me online and use your credit card to pay.
Best of all, we earn a FREE book for the classroom library every time a parent places an order online.
It’s so simple! Here’s how it works:
- SIGN UP at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs. On the parent page, register by clicking click the “Don’t have a user name or password?” link. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code shown above. This unique code ensures that your order is sent to me.
- SELECT the books you’d like to order—choose from thousands of titles—many more than in our monthly flyers.
- SEND your order to me online by the due date and your child’s books will be delivered directly to my classroom.
Ordering online is fast, easy, and secure.
Of course, you can still order using the form from the printed flyer. But why not see for yourself how convenient it is to order online?
The Literacy Benefits of Listening
THE DAILY 5 NEWS- READ TO SELF NO_ 1.doc
Single picture frame
4th Grade Buddies!
Meeting for the First Time!
4th Grade Buddies!
12/13/2013 1:24:20 AM