Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Fun

It's almost that time of year when the kids stop thinking about school and more about what they are going to wear on Halloween -- and more importantly -- how much candy they are going to collect!

As a reward for finishing assignments in class, I have found some great online activities that have a "spooky" feel.  So far, my students have loved them!!  Many are Flash games -- so make sure you have Flash enabled.

For the Littles (Kdg- 2nd) I found some fun activities that help strengthen their drag/drop, language arts, and math skills.  The kids really liked the activities!  Some of our favorites are:

Farmer Fred's Pumpkin Patch - Math
Raking Leaves - Art/Drag/Drop
Pick A Pumpkin - Language Arts
Spooky Sequences

Carve It - Mouse Skills

For my Bigs (3rd-5th), I had them play some of the Escape Games found on the Hooda Math site.  There are tons of great logic/math puzzles focusing on escaping a room, building, or other location.  This sort of cause/effect type game is very popular right now and the kids are loving it.  Some of our favorites are:

Ghost House
Ghost Town
Harvest Festival

Spooky Farm
Corn Maze

What are some of your favorite holiday activities/sites?  I would love to hear about them!

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Hour of Code - WORLDWIDE

The Hour of Code is coming .... are you ready???

Check out some of the great new courses that have been designed for Elementary students.  I've worked through some of the lessons and they are great!  I can't wait to share them with my students this year.  Not sure I can wait for December...

Will you join the Hour of Code this year?  What activities are you planning?  I would love to hear about them...