Summer Learning Activities

Summer Extended Learning Activities:  I have comprised a list of printable worksheets and other interactive learning experiences for the summer break.  Please keep in mind that William Ford Elementary’s Website and our classroom blog are great resources for educational websites.  Raz Kids and Xtra Math will remain active for the summer as well.

iblog Summer Learning Calendar

Printable Math Worksheets:

Division (1)  Division (2)  Division (3)  Division (4)  Division (5)  Division (6) Division (7)  Division (8)  Division (9)  Division (10)  multiplication (1) multiplication (2)  multiplication (3)  multiplication (4)  multiplication (5) multiplication (6)  multiplication (7)  multiplication (8)  multiplication (9) multiplication (10)  multiplication (11)  multiplication (12)  perimeter (1) perimeter (2)  perimeter (3)  perimeter (4)  Rounding 10s and 100s (1) Rounding 10s and 100s (2)  Rounding 10s and 100s (3)  subtraction (1) subtraction (2)  subtraction (3)  subtraction (4)  subtraction (5)

Printable Reading Worksheets:

Author Purpose (1)  Author Purpose (2)  Author Purpose (3)  Author Purpose (4)  Author Purpose (5)  Author Purpose (6)  How to Build Strong Sentences (1)  How to Build Strong Sentences (2)  How to Build Strong Sentences (3)  How to Build Strong Sentences (4)  How to Build Strong Sentences (5)  How to Build Strong Sentences (6)  How to Build Strong Sentences (7)  How to Build Strong Sentences (8)  How to Build Strong Sentences (9)  How to Build Strong Sentences (10)  How to Build Strong Sentences (11)  How to Build Strong Sentences (12)  Reading for important details (1)  Reading for important details (2)  Reading for important details (3)  Reading for important details (4)  Reading for important details (5) Reading for important details (6)  Reading for important details (7)

Printable Spelling Worksheets:

spelling practice (1)  spelling practice (2)  spelling practice (3)  spelling practice (4)  spelling practice (5)  spelling practice (6)  spelling practice (7) spelling practice (8)  spelling practice (9)  spelling practice (10)  spelling practice (11)  spelling practice (12)  spelling practice (13)

Here are some fun educational activities for summer (click on the underlined link for directions):

1.Read a book together – then dramatize the story.

2.Make spelling fun (and a wee bit crazy) with a game of paint-hangman.

3.Play-Doh for math – these are some great ideas to use on a rainy afternoon to keep math alive.

4.Watch bugs grow – have a pet caterpillar, make a wormery, or feed praying mantises. Journal what your insects are doing.

5.Use story-telling dice to roll a story. Write your story out for others to read later.

6.Graph the flowers you find on a nature walk through your neighborhood.

7.Write Grandma a letter in code – what a great way to work on doing math problems “backward” (good for pre-subtraction skills).

8.Learn about atoms by creating a model with wire and pipe cleaners.

9.Eat edible tanagrams – what a great sandwich puzzle activity.

10.Learn direction by creating a compass and a compass rose. Compare the directions on a map and to the instructions on a gps device.

11.Play the card game war – learn place value and/or additi

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Pizza / Movie Party

As an end-of-the-year classroom reward for being positive towards others and being good citizens in the classroom, I have decided to award our class with a pizza and movie party on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.  We will be watching a “G” or “PG” rated (permission slip sent home) video (chosen democratically) and enjoying 1-2 slices of cheese-only pizza.  If your family has a newer released movie that you feel the class may enjoy, please send it in Wednesday morning with your child.

Students will be allowed to bring in a beverage of their choice (no pop) and a small snack (no candy – small bag of chips or popcorn are acceptable).  I am asking families to donate $1 towards the cost of the pizza.

 

Second Grade Picnic Information

Tuesday, June 10 is our picnic — We are having the second grade picnic on our William Ford Elementary playground.

Your child will need:
- Beach towel (to sit on)
- Lunch (no glass and must have a sandwich, not just junk food)

Your child may bring:
balls (soccer, football, etc), baseball glove/ball, Frisbee, outdoor games, etc – Make sure everything is clearly marked with your child’s name so items that are misplaced can be returned to their owner.

Donations needed (please sign up by commenting below):
- Watermelon slices can drop off in the morning or at the playground around 12:30 (minimum 24 pieces)
- Cookies (24 minimum)
- Ice Cream- please send to school in the morning so we can put them in the freezer(popsicles, freeze pops, ice cream sandwiches, whatever (frozen treat) you want (24 minimum)
- Water bottles- can drop in the morning at the classroom so they can be placed in a cooler (24 minimum)
- Water balloons- filled – bring to school playground around 12:30 (30 minimum – in case of breakage)

Parents are welcome to attend the picnic, however, they must sign in at the office before coming to the playground. Our class will still be attending their specials – so we will only be outside at the following times: 9:00-10:30 and 11:30-2:20.

Thank you to all our parents for making this year a great one!!!!!!!

PTA FUN DAY – Friday, June 6, 2014

The William Ford PTA diligently works hard all year to provide our students with a fun and exciting educational experience. With the help of many parents, they are able to fundraise through holiday shops, bake sales, book fairs, and other various activities. This money is then selflessly turned around and used for the students at William Ford Elementary – purchasing classroom items (Scholastic News and various manipulatives), providing field trip monetary support, holiday gifts (for the whole school!!!), hosting family events after school and, of course, the PTA FUN DAY!
On Friday, June 6, our FABULOUS PTA will be at it again….working hard to provide our students with a fun and exciting end to an exceptional school year. We are asking for all parents (PTA members or not) to consider donating their time to helping our Fun Day run smoothly. We need parents to help with crowd control, run game centers, assist in face painting, and watching students on inflatables (bounce houses), etc. It is understood if you cannot attend all day…but 1, 2, 3, or more hours would help give some parents a well needed break from being outside all day.
Please remember that if you attend, you are there to assist the PTA in whatever they need help with – you are not there to walk around and play with solely your child. The Fun Day is designed for all of our students to enjoy and parents are needed to help and support making this function safe, fun, and exciting for everyone!

Wrapping up the School Year

Our school year is beginning to come to an end….

We have wrapped up reading (DRA and SRI), writing (common assessment), math (STAR Math and common assessment), social studies (common assessment), and every other district assessment that we could possibly take!  This was our last week of spelling tests as well - I can hear the sobs of everyone crying!  :)

As we look ahead at the next few weeks, we will be doing some math review (and I’ll throw in a little preview of third grade math), some reading strategy work (fiction and nonfiction), and writing about experiences and reflections.

If you have been paying attention to the blog’s calendar, you will see that we have a couple of activities coming up – PTA Fun Day (always looking for volunteers!!!) and the Second Grade Picnic.  More information regarding these activities will be sent home as we get closer to the date!

 

Math Packet

A couple of parents have informed me that their child will be out today and I forgot to have them tear out their “long weekend packet” for math.  I have scanned in the pages for those who would like to work on it this weekend.   p263    p264     p265     p266     p267     p268

Spelling Week of May 19, 2014

This week’s Spelling Words are homophones.  A homophone is two words that sound the same but they are spelled differently and have different meanings.

Since this is a difficult concept, I have included ALL the words that will be on the test plus a few extras.  Students will only be testing on 15 words.  :)

bare    bear    week    weak    hair    hare    sun    son    right    write    I    eye

be    bee    deer    dear    four    for    hole    whole

 

Spelling for week of May 12, 2014

This week’s spelling words will have the -ss or -zz pattern:

Pattern Words:  buzz, mess, puzzle, muss, miss

Dolch Words:  paper, night, thing, rabbit, bread

Please remember that there will be an additional 5 pattern words on Friday’s test!

Concert Tomorrow!

Just a reminder, tomorrow is the first and second grade concert.  Concert will begin promptly at 2:30, but I highly recommend arriving by 2:15 so that you can get a good seat!!!!

 

 

Spelling Week of May 5

This week’s spelling words will have have the –ll or –ff pattern.
Pattern Words: bell, shell, till, cuff, off
Dolch Words: shall, draw, fall, please, once
Please remember that there will be 5 additional pattern words on Friday’s test!