January 11-15, 2016

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

Typing Resources:

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!
















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After School Group

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)

Typing Club

PBS Kids Engineering Games

Choice Sites for Tuesdays ONLY:


Animal Jam







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After School Group

December 15, 2015 UPDATE:

Here are three more sites you may visit on Wednesday after you finish Lexia and Dreambox:

Typing Club

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

Book Adventure

RenPlace for Accelerated Reader, Math Facts in a Flash

The below sites are for home use or during After School  Group Preferred Time ONLY:

PBS Kids

5th Grade Games on FunBrain

Animal Jam










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Mouse and Touch Pad Practice

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.

Starfall ABCs

Magic Paint

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!

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Summer Skills June 5-August 12, 2015

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!

Favorite WebLinks:

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

Storybooks online

Reading Games-PBS Kids

Book Adventure-Free Reading Program

Math Arcade

Math Games-PBS kids


Lakeshore Learning

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)


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March Reading Madness!!!

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!!!

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Carrillo Coins

Mrs. Carrillo’s Class’ Pot with a tally chart to keep track of who is reading.

Tan Tournament

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

Postcard Adventure

State Stumper

Book Adventure

Math Playground

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Extended Day Links: January-February 2015

Note to Extended Day and Homework center students: The only links you may use on campus are those from the current blog entry, “Extended Day Links: January-February 2015”. Please look at the rest of our Olinder Learning Center site from home or the San Jose Public Library! Thank you. :o)

Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have a Dream” Speech-Audio

“I have a Dream” Poetry generator

MLK Article with photographs

Think you know it all about Martin Luther King? Try this quiz!

When you are done with LEXIA….more choices for students (note: many require Flash Player, and won’t be tablet-friendly):

San Jose Public Library– Kids’ games

Scholastic Story Starters-inspire your writing!

National Geographic Kids -games require Flash, readings and pictures do not!

Kids’ News-nonfiction articles on a variety of topics.

Cool Math 4 Kids- challenge yourself.

Loop Scoops videos- What is your impact on the environment?

Environmental Awareness- “Loop Scoops” references page

eWord Games -vocabulary games from your textbook stories, for all grades!

Use AR Bookfinder to find out if the book you are reading has an AR quiz

Great sites that anyone can enjoy are found on THIS PAGE.

Enjoy your Web Browsing! 🙂

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