January 25

Big Events Coming Up!

It was great to see so many of you at our Learning Comes Alive today! I hope you enjoyed exploring patterns in the hundred’s chart with your child.
Next week we have some big events coming up. Please mark your calendars.
Wednesday Jan 3: Music Concert at 2:15pm in the Gecko Theater. This concert will finish at dismissal time, so you may pick up your child directly after the music concert.
Thursday Feb. 1: Parent Teacher Conferences. I am looking forward to sharing your child’s progress with you next week. Tomorrow (Friday) I will email the sign up links so you may sign up for your conference time.
Friday Feb 2: Our class performance at assembly at 8:15am in the SPAH. We are excited to share our learning with you and the rest of the school at assembly.
Looking forward to seeing you next week!
September 29

Apps for Learning

Here are some apps I recommended at parent teacher conferences for supporting foundational skills in language arts, fine motor, and mathematics.

Language Arts 


Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 3.09.52 PMRaz-Kids


Use the student log in and password given by the teacher.

This website has reading books at your child’s independent reading level. Your child can listen to stories, read stories, and check their comprehension skills.


Vocabulary/ Sight Words/ Alphabet/ Word Families

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Excellent multifunctional app that uses a variety of games to develop vocabulary, reinforce sight words, learn the alphabet, practice spelling, and much more!


Sight Words

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 3.16.08 PMSight Words app by Teacher Created Materials

Reinforces sight word knowledge through reading, writing, and playing games with sight words.


Alphabet, Phonics, Rhyming, Vocabulary, Reading

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 3.08.50 PMStarfall app

Reinforces letter names and sounds with extra emphasis on vowels, amply opportunities to practice rhyming, building vocabulary and sight word knowledge, reading comprehension skills.

Letter Formation

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 3.17.27 PMHandwriting Without Tears app

Reinforces correct letter formation for capital and lower case letters.



Letter Reversals

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Reinforces correct orientation for common letter reversals (b/d, p/q, n/u) and number reversals.



Fine Motor Skills

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 3.05.00 PMScreen Shot 2015-09-21 at 3.07.44 PMDexteria and Dexteria,Jr apps

Finger exercises to develop strength, control and dexterity to improve handwriting.




Number Sense

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Develop number sense such as number recognition, comparing numbers, ordering numbers, and counting.



Addition/Subtraction/Problem Solving

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 3.20.45 PMMarcy Cook Tiles Add Sub Facts Combo app

Practice addition and subtraction skills through a problem solving approach.