February 9, 2016
February 8th-10th will be the final three days of this session of our After School Group (ASG).
A new group will start right after Winter Break; the first day of the new ASG will be Monday, February 22.
Some of you will be in the new group, and some of you will “graduate”. You will find out tomorrow!
Here are the sites you can visit during your Preferred Activity time in class:
Students in the after school group will do Lexia, Dreambox, and typing in addition to written skill builders and small group work. Please follow teacher directions for each day to find out what your assignment is.
Friday, January 15th was Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. I am sure many of you are learning about this important American in your classes. This week, you have the opportunity to listen to his most famous speech during your group time!
Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech
Video: “The Man Who Changed America”
Photographs and Biographical Essay on National Geographic.com
Those of you with fewer Lexia minutes per week need to be working on typing skills for your in-class writing assignments as well as for the SBAC in the Spring! Please click on the following link for online typing activities to practice with:
Typing Games Online
Finally, remember that there’s no school on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. We will be back in class on Tuesday, January 19th!
December 16, 2015
Students in the After School Group will be doing Lexia, Dreambox, Lexia Skillbuilders, and small group lessons with the teacher. When a student has finished their work for the day, they may visit our class’ blog and choose an activity for themselves. On Tuesdays, students have the opportunity to play games of choice that are NOT listed below, such as agar.io.
Each student has an individual plan for time spent in Lexia, in small groups, and in doing independent work. Thus, choice time will vary…except on Tuesday, when all students are allowed an extra 10 minutes of choice time.
Choice Sites for Students Who Complete Daily Work:
Math Facts in a Flash (requires log in)
PBS Kids Engineering Games
Choice Sites for Tuesdays ONLY:
December 15, 2015 UPDATE:
Here are three more sites you may visit on Wednesday after you finish Lexia and Dreambox:
Easy Reading Passages on Starfall
JumpStart Reading Games
November 23, 2015
Remember that this week, we will be meeting from 2:22-3:15 on Tuesday, and Wednesday is cancelled. Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend!
Carson Adaptive Learning Links
RenPlace for Accelerated Reader, Math Facts in a Flash
The below sites are for home use or during After School Group Preferred Time ONLY:
5th Grade Games on FunBrain
Kindergartners and First Graders need to practice using a computer mouse. Older students need to practice using a touch pad! Here are some sites that will help you improve your skills if you practice with them:
Click on the underlined words to go to another fun page.
Baby Rose’s Eyes
Catch the Squirrel
Feed the Monster
Extra Credit: Click on colors and drag them to the Teddy Bear picture to color the bear!
What can you do this summer to stay in shape for next year and a new grade?
Practice your skills:
-30-90 minutes every day
-20-30 minutes at a time
-at the Same Times every day
What skills do you need to practice?
-Reading Basic Skills-Letters, Sounds, Blending, Reading Aloud, Understanding, and Retelling
-Reading for Fun
-Any skill that was harder for you this year
How to Practice?
-Get a workbook
-Read, read, read
-Talk with adults
-Write, write, write
-Do a little
-Do it every day!
Olinder Elementary School
PBS Kids Writer’s Contest
San Jose Area Writer’s Project Young Writer’s Camps
PBS Loop Scoops (video)
Time for Kids/Environment
Science for Kids
Reading Games-PBS Kids
Book Adventure-Free Reading Program
Math Games-PBS kids
Amazon.com Children’s Activity Books
East Carnegie Library Hours and Information
King Library Hours and Information
San Jose Public Library Kids’ Page
San Jose Library Summer Reading Challenge!!
Have a wonderful, interesting summer! We will see you next year!!
Ms. Tatge & Ms. Seyan :o)
Extended Day Links and School News for March
The Olinder March Madness reading campaign has started strong! It is exciting to see the coins piling up in cauldrons all across the campus!!
Remember that every class that meets their grade level reading goal will win free dress passes and participate in the dance party! SO-KEEP READING!!!
Mrs. Carrillo’s Class’ Pot with a tally chart to keep track of who is reading.
Ms. Tan’s class is having a Reading Tournament, but not the kind with jousting-more like the brackets in basketball. Exciting!!
Extended Day Links for March
San Jose Public Library Kids Page
Homework Help through the Public Library
San Jose Public Library Kids’ Games page
PBS Kids Reading Games
Storyline online – books read aloud for you
Kids Science– the government website
Learn facts about the U.S. states