Sunday, March 29, 2015


Acquiring new vocabulary from the text. They worked collaboratively to discuss the meanings of these new words and used context clues from the text. Then they checked definition by using a online or text dictionary. Research indicates that children with larger vocabulary have higher school achievement.     

Where was the word?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Student Projects

He did the Social Studies Project in smaller steps.

"Work, work, work, is the main thing," said Abraham Lincoln

 The pieces are coming together!

Park Your Car

Students are challenging each other with words from the book their new book, Kavik the Wolf Dog.

They take turns calling the definition. Hint: You may use your own words too.
1. Say, "I'm going to say the definition."
2. And say, "Park your car by that word.
3. Ask,"Did you park your car by . . .?"

Literacy words were from chapter one.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Achieve 3000

Achieve 3,000: A differentiated online instruction. We schedule Achieve for Wednesday and Thursday.  For the High School it’s Tuesday and Wednesday
Articles are assigned and article is available in printed form.
There are five parts to each article.
1.    Before Reading Poll
2.    Reading the Article
3.    Activity typically includes 8 questions
4.    After Reading Poll
5.    Thought Question: Students respond to the question.


A student’s reading strategy is taking another look at the article.  The program allows students to look back at the article for the answer. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Iditarod_The Great Race

Take the On-line Quiz! Good luck!

Jeff King says,“Typically Alaska’s weather is one of the most predictable challenges and can be so influential in the event.”

Question of the Day: If you were going on the Iditarod Trail, what would be the one item you would have to have with you?
 Blind Sled Dog on the iditarod
Whose hands are these? Article Link
First Woman to Finish Iditarod
Mary Shields first woman to reach Nome!

2015 Mushers
Meet the Mushers-iditarod-2015 

Above is the route for the 2015 Iditarod. This map shows all the checkpoints and the mileage between each one. This map is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.

What it Takes to Compete in the Annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

How Can Iditarod Dogs Run so Fast so Long?

 Educators Prepare for the Race Now

National Geographic_iditarod Dogs Sled Race Alaska