Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Earn free books

The Barnes and Noble summer reading program is available to school-aged children in grades 1-6. Just download and print a reading journal, read 8 books, and take the completed and signed reading journal into your local Barnes and Noble book store between May 21, 2013 and September 3, 2013 and they will let your child choose a book from the free book list
you might be asking what kinds of books could we get? 
Well, there's a wide variety of free books available for kids from the Barnes and Noble summer reading program, here are some- 

Grades 1-2:
Calendar Mysteries Series #1: January Joker by Ron Roy 

DK Readers: Lego Legends of Chima: Tribes of Chima by DK Publishing 
Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth by Jane O' Connor 
Jorge el curioso: El baile by H.A. Rey 
My Little Pony: Meet the Ponies of Ponyville by Olivia London 
National Geographic Readers Series: Dolphins by Melissa Stewart 
Pete the Cat: Play Ball by James Dean

Grades 3-4: 
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pikey
Ellray Jakes Walks the Plank by Sally Warner
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
Traitor in the Shipyard: A Caroline Mystery by Kathleen Ernst

Grades 5-6:
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Books of Beginning Series #1: The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
Esperanza renace by Pam Munoz Ryan
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
Remarkable by Elizabeth Foley
The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
Tuesdays at the Castel by Jessica Day George
Wings of Fire Book One: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland

The Barnes and Noble summer reading program also has parent and educator activity kits. These kits include fun activities about reading that can be completed with a child.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Khan Academy for dummies: K-2nd edition

how to use khan academy for lower grades, kindergarten, first, second, :)

make a log in for each child / student:
I like to use their name for the username and their birthday or nickname for the password.

log child in, put them to work and stay close so you can help them with any snags.

for basic addition and subtraction start here: you can use the choices along the left side to move on to more challenging problems

number blocks:

for telling time:

place value:

more choices

I hope these links help simplify and streamline your use of