Monday, September 3, 2012

2012/2013 Website

Hello People of Room 116!

For those of you visiting this site hoping to get information about the 2012/2013 school year you are out of luck! No worries, below is the link to the new class website. Please continue to use this site to find great educational games, awesome Youtube videos, and tips on strengthening your reading/writing/math skills. See you at:

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Oakridge BBQ on Tuesday!

Hello People of Room 116!

It's BBQ season again! I hope you all find some time to stop by the Samuel Hearne and Oakridge BBQ this Tuesday - June 12 starting at 4:30. There will be free hot-dogs, a bake sale, face painting, and other great things. I know I'll be there and I'm hoping to bring my son Moishe too!

I hope to see you all there. DON'T FORGET TO BRING A MUG! There will be no disposable cups for water.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly

Hello People of Room 116!

As you may have heard we have been watching the life cycle of the butterfly in Room 116. We currently have 3 butterfly chrysalis hanging in our room. We look forward to watching them hatch in the coming weeks. Please take some time to discuss the life cycle of the butterfly and other animals with your student.

Don't like to wait weeks to see a butterfly hatch? Check out this video created for the Chicago museum:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Human Heart

Hello People of Room 116!

Today is Jump Rope for Heart Day! Please take the time to talk to your child about the importance of exercise. Did you know we should get between 30 to 90 minutes of exercise everyday? Check out this cartoon about the human heart to learn more. Enjoy!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sight Word Matching Games

Hello People of Room 116!

As June approaches it is important that we keep making learning as fun as possible. I am posting a few matching games that may help your student build their knowledge of sight words and increase their fluency. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Maps and Directions

Hello People of Room 116!

Last week our class went on an adventure. We made left turns, we crossed bridges, and we discovered an amazing park. Along the way we created a class map so we can return in the future. You may want to try this activity with your children. Try taking them somewhere and create a map along the way. Have them label streets, create symbols, use a compass, and make a key. Here are some websites and games to help you and your student learn more about maps:

Arthur Mapping Game

Tools for Adventure

Animal Mapping Activity

Canadian Maps