Thursday, September 18, 2014

Science and Social Studies eBooks

Great news! We have eBooks for science and social studies that your child can take advantage of at home. Their user names and passwords are on a label inside their planner. Follow the links below to access the sites. Keep stretching your brain and be a learner for life!

Science eBooks

Social Studies eBooks

*Mention to your teacher  you were on the blog and the secret word "buckeye" and be entered in a drawing for a special gift!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Achieve 3000

Are you ready to sharpen up your reading level and comprehension?
Well, we are not in Oz anymore and have started to rock this website in class. Achieve 3000 is a new program we are using this year to help students become better readers and writers. The website allows students to  take a stand on a real life event, read an article, complete comprehension activities, and  then see if their views have changed.  The site provides each student with articles based on their reading level and progressively gets harder as they work on the site more and more. The initial test will give them a reading level using the lexile system. You can ask your teacher if you'd like to know where you are at to get books at your level in class or at the library. The goal is to have children complete an activity once a week in class on the computer. However, they can work on activities at home and earn points for their avatar.   I hope you take advantage of this  tool to help you achieve  great things this year in third grade!

 Achieve 3000