June 4, 2020

Hi First and Second Graders! It’s our last day of school and our last day of technology class for the school year! You may visit this blog anytime in the summer. You may click on any of your favorite technology activities that I have previously posted.

I challenge you today to complete 1 full hour of coding. Go to code.org and pick a game. If you want to work on Minecraft or Kodable, feel free to click on those. Otherwise, explore a new game. You may click on the tab with your grade level near the top of the screen.

For the summer, please practice your typing so you don’t lose those awesome skills! Go to BBC DanceMat Typing and pick your level. Just press the down arrow to get to the different levels. You may go back to Level 1 so that you practice and gain speed. However, you may start at Level 4 if you feel you are ready!

I wish you health, happiness, and safety! Have a wonderful summer!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cleaver

May 28, 2020

Hi First and Second Graders! Happy Technology Day!

Today, you may go to some of the new websites that I introduced you to last month. Double click on the blue underlined words to take you to the site.

coolmath4kids. This is a fun math website. First graders, you may choose addition and subtraction. 2nd graders may choose addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Don’t go to integers. This math might be a little too challenging for your grade level.

roomrecess.com Choose your grade level at the top right corner. For a bigger challenge, click one grade above yours. This sight includes games and activities for math, reading, puzzles, and more.

storyonline is a sight that has stories read aloud to you, but you will need to click on where it is played from. I chose Youtube, but they give you vimeo or schooltube options.

pbs kids has fun interactive games that you may choose.

If you have a tablet with ABCYa! downloaded, you may play the free games of the week. These include Math Fact Shoot=Out, Make a Treehouse, Coin, USA Geography Puzzle Map, Make a Robot, and Alphabet Bingo.

Have fun with exploring these different websites. Have a great day! I miss you all!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cleaver

May 21, 2020

Hi First and Second Graders! Happy Technology Day!

Please practice your typing today on a laptop (like a chromebook) or computer. You can move onto the Level 3, which will be keys underneath home row. Level 3 includes stages 7, 8, and 9. Stage 7 teaches v and m, stage 8 teaches b and n, and stage 9 teaches c and , (the comma). Go to Dance Mat Typing. Don’t forget to keep your fingers on home row. Check that your pointer fingers are on f and j. Please finish the cow today. You may move onto the giraffe and the bee if you want to keep going.

If you have a tablet (such as an ipad), you can download ABCYa! to play the free games of the week. The free games of the week are Seasonal Shuffle, Salazar the Alchemist, Magic Mirror Painting, Secret Message Maker, and Pancake Panic-Homophones.

Have a great day! I miss you all!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cleaver

May 14, 2020

Hi 1st and 2nd Graders! Welcome back to Technology Class!

Today, complete 1 hour of code by choosing one of the four Minecraft coding games. Please watch the videos in the lesson first for instructions on how to code in your work space using the blocks and then pressing run after you finish coding. We have not worked on Minecraft Adventurer or Designer in class, but you may choose to work on those if you wish.

If you have the ABCYa! app downloaded on a tablet, you may play any of the the free games of the week: Fuzzathlon, Find the Technology, Robot Islands, or Monster Mansion Match-Math Match.

Have a great day!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cleaver

May 7, 2020

Hi First and Second Graders! I hope you are all well, happy, and safe. Click on the blue words and then on the link that comes up to go to these fun activities! Please choose any of the following for today! Happy technology class from home! Feel free to email me any questions. My email address is hcleaver@stjuliana.org

Please practice your typing today on a laptop (like a chromebook) or computer. The more you practice, the faster you will get! Go to Dance Mat Typing. Don’t forget to keep your fingers on home row. Check that your pointer fingers are on f and j. Try finishing the hippo, turtle, and flamingo stages. You may even go past the flamingo by clicking on next stage when you are finished! If you know how to go to Microsoft Word or Google documents, you may want to type out a nice note to your mom for Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday!

If you have a tablet (such as an ipad), you can download ABCYa! to play the free games of the week. The free games of the week are Alphabet Sliders, Step Right Up (this is a great way to practice your Spanish), Submarine Spelling Practice, Typing Rocket Junior (I prefer Dance Mat Typing though), and Connect the Dots.

Have a great day! Enjoy the sunshine today!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cleaver



April 30, 2020

Hi 1st and 2nd Graders! Welcome to Technology Class! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe.

Today, you may try something new. Here are a couple of websites you can try. Double click on the blue underlined words to take you to the site.

coolmath4kids. This is a fun math website. First graders, you may choose addition and subtraction. 2nd graders may choose addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Don’t go to integers. This math might be a little too challenging for your grade level.

roomrecess.com Choose your grade level at the top right corner. For a bigger challenge, click one grade above yours. This sight includes games and activities for math, reading, puzzles, and more.

storyonline is a sight that has stories read aloud to you, but you will need to click on where it is played from. I chose Youtube, but they give you vimeo or schooltube options.

pbs kids has fun interactive games that you may choose.

Have a great day! Have fun exploring new interactive websites!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cleaver

April 23, 2020

Hi First and Second Graders! Welcome to technology classs!

Happy belated Earth Day! (It was yesterday!) In honor of Earth Day, You may play a couple of games that show care for the world.

Click on the blue words and then on the link that comes up to go to these fun activities! Please choose any of the following for today! Happy technology class from home! Feel free to email me any questions. My email address is hcleaver@stjuliana.org

Here are some Earth Day themed games:

Help Our Kelp! is a game that cleans up the ocean.

Kodable Beach Clean Up! is a coding game that programs the fuzz to recycle.

Everyday is Earth Day is an interactive book through Starfall!

Earth Day Games is a fun interactive kids website that includes puzzles, coloring pages, and other fun games. If you don’t have flashplayer, please choose a different option. Get your parents help to go on this site.

Here are some other technology activities you may also work on:

There are free games on pbs.org. Check them out!

If you have a tablet (such as an ipad), you can download ABCYa! to play the free games of the week. The free games of the week are Little Critters Learn to Sort and Recycle (Earth Day themed) and Bobble.

If you want to practice typing, go to Dance Mat Typing. Don’t forget to keep your fingers on home row. Check that your pointer fingers are on f and j. Show your parents how fast you type! You may even go past the turtle by clicking on next stage after you are finished.

You may also check out the games on code.org. Click on the pre-reader tab for an easier level.

Enjoy! Have a great day!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cleaver

March 31, 2020

Today’s blog is dedicated to my technology classes-no math today!

Hi First and Second Graders!

Happy Technology Class! I hope all of you are staying well. I miss you all!

Click on the blue words and then the link that comes up to go to these fun activities! Please choose any of the following for today! Happy technology class from home! Feel free to email me any questions. My email address is hcleaver@stjuliana.org

Today’s challenge is Chopped: Stay-at-home edition! Ask your parents for permission to participate! Use 4 ingredients in your pantry (no grocery shopping allowed) and make a snack or lunch for your family. We can’t wait to see your culinary creations!

Here is a recipe website for you to read through to get some recipe inspirations if you want to participate!

You may also do a search for easy kid recipes and search through websites if an older sibling or adult is there to help you!

In honor of the Chopped challenge today, here are two fun interactive games you may do at home!

Fizzy’s Food Truck serves great black bean burgers!

Leo’s Crazy Kitchen for making mole, a yummy dish!

If you want to practice your typing, go to BBC Dance Mat typing and get through all 3 levels: the hippo, turtle, and flamenco. Don’t forget to keep your fingers on home row! (f on left pointer and j on right pointer). Show off to your parents how much you know!

You may make your own mazes through Kodable.

You could always choose your own hour of code to complete at code.org/learn

ABCYa! is also a great app on a smart tablet that your parents may download. The free games of the week are: Storymaker, Blast Off!, Fuzz Bugs Graphing, Take a Trip! Jr, and Alphabetize. Click on one of the games and follow the instructions. Have a good time!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cleaver

March 15, 2020

Hello Everyone! With the school closing, I will be posting assignments through google classroom. Make sure that you check your e-mail and join google classroom if you are not already signed up to my classes. You may e-mail me directly if you have any problems, and I can give you the code again. Parents, let me know if your child has any difficulty. Many students are already in my classes, but there are a couple that need to accept my invitation.

My e-mail is hcleaver@stjuliana.org

I will be posting homework daily by 8 a.m. , so please check every morning.

School will be open tomorrow, March 16 for students to pick up their notebooks from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and from 5 p.m. -6 p.m. 4th and 5th graders may also pick up their workbooks. You may refer to notebooks and/or workbooks for examples that we completed in class together. I will be posting all homework onto google classroom, but use your notes if necessary.

Students, if you have any questions about how to complete a problem, you may always ask through google classroom or through e-mail.

Stay safe and healthy, everyone! Happy belated Pi Day (3-14)!

March 12, 2020

Enjoy your extra day off tomorrow!

Everyone has a Problem of the Week due on March 16, 2020.

Everyone should complete 30 minutes of i-ready in math this week.

Please make sure to catch up on all missing work from this week. Let’s get this trimester started off right!

7th Grade Homework:

8-3 Practice #1,3,9,19

8th Grade Homework:

Adding fractions page for practice (for some of you)

Triangles and Quadrilaterals categorization page (for some of you)